Binghu Cave

Binghu Cave (simplified Chinese: 冰壶洞; traditional Chinese: 冰壺洞; literally: 'Cold Water Jug Cave') is a karst cave located some 8 km (5.0 mi) from Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, People's Republic of China.

Binghu Cave
冰壶洞/冰壺洞
Locationnear Jinhua City, Zhejiang, China
Length120 m
Elevation580 m
Geologykarst

Description

Access to the site is via a 200 m (660 ft) flight of steps from the adjacent Shuanglong Cave.[1] Together the two caves are known as the "Dragon's Ears" (龙耳/龍耳 Lóng Ĕr). Opened in 1991, the cave lies some 50 m (160 ft) above Shuanglong Cave and takes its name from its shape – that of an old fashioned jade cold water jug.[2] It lies at an altitude of 580 m (1,900 ft) above sea level is about 120 m (390 ft) long. Inside the cave there is a 20 m (66 ft) waterfall whilst overhead there hangs a stalactite that is said to resemble Buddha's hand.[1]

See also

References

  1. "The State-Level Scenic Resort in Jinhua". Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved February 18, 2011.
  2. "Binghu Cave (冰壶洞)" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved February 19, 2011.

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