A grand, natural architecture formed by millennia of water eroding its soft limestone, the Reed Flute Caves are a veritable underground palace of weird and wonderful formations. Ink inscriptions on the walls of the cave suggest the grotto had been a tourist attraction 1,200 years ago during the Tang Dynasty, but it wasn’t discovered in the modern era until the 1940s by a group of refugees fleeing Japanese forces during World War II.

The cave is named for the type of reed that grows around its entrance, which is harvested to make small wind instruments. The colossal stalagmites, stalactites and rock formations within are today illuminated by multi-coloured lights, giving the whole cave a magical feel. In the Chinese-style the formations have been given incredibly poetic names which have whimsical fairy tales behind them – keep an eye out for the Virgin Forest, Flower and Fruit Mountain and Crystal Palace.  

Reed Flute Cave Holidays

What better way to experience it than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Cities of the Orient Tour

16 days from £3,390pp
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Chengdu Pandas
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Shanghai Yu Gardens
Classic China Tour

21 days from £3,790pp
  • Beijing Forbidden City
  • Li River Cruise
  • Yangtze River Cruse
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge
Grand Tour of China Tour

26 days from £3,590pp
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Stone Forest
  • Three Pagodas

Experience

  • UK's leading Asia Specialist
  • Over 19 years of experience
  • Friendly, knowledgeable regional specialists
  • Experienced English speaking tour guides

Piece of Mind

  • Everything's included in the price
  • Award-winning service
  • Carefully planned itineraries
  • Fully ABTA and ATOL protected

Don't just take our word for it

  • 4.7 out of 5 Customer Product Satisfaction
  • 4.7 out of 5 Customer Service Satisfaction
  • Gold Award Feefo Accreditation
  • feefo reviews

Sign up for our email newsletter:

Sign up to our e-newsletter to get the latest news & exclusive travel offers

The Telegraph
The Sunday Times
Lonely Planet
Wanderlust Magazine
National Geographic
BBC World News