It started as a rest day. We had breakfast at the Guest House. It was Chinese breakfast. But they prepared for us boiled egg and brought sandwich bread specially for us. They also gave milk. It was special gesture from the guest house management. The guest house is away from the city, but then only it is possible to have it in natural surroundings with mountains around guest house.
We left around 12 noon go see two sightseeing tourist attractions of the Guilin city. One was Reed Flute Caves and the other was two lakes. We reached Caves fast as it was very near to the Guest house. We purchased the entry ticket and were taken in a train to the Cave. The train was using Clog wheel technology to climb the hill. It was enjoyable to go in the train.
We soon reached cave as it was quite near to the place where train left us. As soon as we entered the cave, we realised that we have reached a special place. We saw multi-coloured structures which were fascinating. Reed Flute cave is also known as ‘the Palace of Natural Arts’. They are fascinating and are landmark in Guilin.
It is a natural limestone cave with multi-coloured lighting. The cave has been one of Guilin’s most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. It is over 180 million years old.
The cave got its name from the type of reed growing outside. The cave is filled with large number of stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations. There were many steps to climb and get down. The light was just ok. It resulted in dark areas in between. It was very tedious to climb those steps for me.
We were very tired after we came out of the cave. We decided to search a restaurant for lunch and then return to the Guest house. We took lunch at KFC. We decided to skip the lakes. After taking late lunch at KFC and coffee at Starbucks, we returned to guest house.
The dinner was prepared by our guide. He prepared only vegetarian dishes with one dish of chicken for us. It was good food to eat.
We plan to start at about 7:30am tomorrow.
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