Snowy Jade Cave

Snowy Jade Cave (a.k.a. Snow Jade Cave or Xueyu Cave,[1] Chinese: 雪玉洞; pinyin: Xuěyù Dòng; literally: 'Snow Jade Cave') is a National Three Gorges Scenic Area and a National 4A Scenic Area located in Fengdu County, Chongqing Municipality, People's Republic of China, not far from the Yangtze River.[2]

Snow Jade Cave
雪玉洞; Xuěyù Dòng
Interior view in the cave.
LocationChongqing Municipality, Fengdu County, Southwest China, China
Length1.6 km
FeaturesStone King's Flag (石旗王)
Stone King's Shield (石盾王)


Xueyu Cave
Snowy Jade Cave (Chongqing)

The cave's interior is China's only pure-white, jade-like example.[3] It continues to expand due to erosion in the surrounding karst landscape. 1,644 m (5,394 ft) long, of which 1,161 m (3,809 ft) have been explored, [4] Snowy Jade Cave is spread over three levels. Inside, both the 8 m (26 ft) Stone King's Flag (石旗王) and the 4 m (13 ft) high Stone King's Shield (石盾王) features are the largest of their type in the world.[5] There are also numerous examples of corals.

The surrounding area is also home to rare animal species including macaque, wild boar, and golden pheasant.[4]

See also


  1. "Xueyu Cave". MyYangtzeCruise. Retrieved 17 September 2014.
  4. 雪玉洞 [Xueyu Cave] (in Chinese). Chongqing News. 30 April 2004. Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  6. "Brief information on Snowy Jade Cave". Yangtze Cruises Travel. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 17 September 2014.

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