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Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)

The Basics

Visitors follow a U-shaped route through the cave system to see the variously shaped formations. In addition, there are numerous inscriptions on the cave walls, said to be poems dating from the Tang Dynasty. Outside the cave, you’ll see pavilions, ponds, bridges, and gardens.

Reed Flute Cave can be easily visited independently. If you’re planning to visit other Guilin attractions, consider taking a half-day and full-day tour, which will typically include Reed Flute Cave and other attractions like Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, and Seven Star Cave.

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Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill
Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill
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$128.80 per adult
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We were contacted personally in our...
We were contacted personally in our hotel by the tour company to confirm our trip which was very good. We really enjoyed our trip which was led by a Chinese guide who had studied tourism and English at university.
Barbara H, May 2011

Recent reviews from experiences in Guilin

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If I had to choose again, I would...
Eben C, Mar 2017
Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill
If I had to choose again, I would rather just visit the Reed Flute Cave on a separate tour. The cave is awesome and shouldn't be missed while in Guilin.
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Pleasant tour with a great guide...
Hykel F, Aug 2016
Private Guilin Half Day Tour: Fubo Mountain, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Hill
Pleasant tour with a great guide. The landscape stimulates your imagination which is a ton of fun. The cave is astonishing with its lights. The whole tour may lack of history and profound culture, it is not for people who specifically look for a cultural visit but rather a fun moment.
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This tour thoroughly covered all of...
tracyw87, Sep 2016
Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star Park
This tour thoroughly covered all of the Guilin city sights- Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill, and Seven Star Park. All of the admissions tickets and lunch were included. Chen was an outstanding tour guide! She explained all of the history in an interesting way, took pictures for us, and guided us from place to place with ease. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Guilin and hope to attend another tour with Chen specifically.
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I really enjoyed my tour guide Lily...
Emel S, Oct 2015
Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star Park
I really enjoyed my tour guide Lily. We went through all the sites at a leisurely pace. She even showed me the pedestrian street near my hotel where I could come and have dinner later that night and then enjoy a couple other sites. She also helped me to pre-order the beer fish a local specialty for dinner.
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Nice tour guide and driver, but...
Micky Chen F, Feb 2013
Private Guilin Full Day Tour including Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill and Seven Star Park
Nice tour guide and driver, but lunch not proper arrange by the company due to cny festival.. Which we have to drive along Guilin town n search for it !!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Flash photography is not permitted. Set your camera to a high ISO to better capture photos in the low-light environment.

  • The tour through the cave typically takes about an hour.

  • If you plan to purchase any of the flutes sold near the cave, be sure to bargain for the best price.

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How to Get There

Take the No. 3 bus to Ludiyan or the No. 213 to Ludiyan Tingchechang.

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When to Get There

Reed Flute Cave can be visited at any time. That said, it’s a popular destination and can get crowded, especially during weekends and on public holidays.

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Rock Formation Names

A large number of the formations have Chinese names that refer to their shape. For example, there are formations named after different flowers, while others bear names like Fruit Mountain, Crystal Palace, Dragon Pagoda, and Rose Dawn Over Lion Peak. Just note that you may need to put your imagination to work to see the resemblance.

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