I had a two-day trip to Chongqing Furong Cave in this May with my husband. We are quite interested in various natural sceneries such as mountains, rivers, forests, karst caves and so on. So when we got to know that there are two very famous karst caves in Chongqing: Furong Cave and Fengdu Snow Jade Cave, we immediately made the decision of taking a trip to Furong Cave.
Budget: 350rmb/person (all expenses are included).
Before the trip, we of course, made a detailed itinerary and learned two ways to get there. The first choice is taking a train at Chongqing North Railway Station and arriving at Wulong Railway Station; it will take two hours and cost 25rmb. The other choice is taking a long distance bus at Chaotianmen Bus Station. The bus will take 3 hours and cost 65rmb. We chose to take a train and arrived at Wulong Railway Station at about 9am. Then we took a taxi to the bus station in Wulong County. There are shuttle buses to Furong Cave. We were aware that there might be no bus when we arrived at the bus station. If this was the case, we could contact the scenic spot workers and ask them for help. They will arrange shuttle buses for toursits. Luckily, we finally found a bus and arrived at the destination! On the way to Furong Cave, the scenery was very gorgeous and check out this picture I took. How beautiful and green the water was in Furong River!
After about 50 minutes, we ultimately arrived at Furong Cave. We bought an entrance ticket at 70rmb. Furong Cave is absolutely a glorious underground art palace and a rich karst cave museum. There are various sediments. Some unique secondary chemical sediments such as antler – like helictites are the rarest ones in the world!
According to the introduction to this cave, the main cave is 2,700 meters long and covers an area of 37,000 square meters. We came to see the most magnificent area called “the glorious lobby”, which covers an area of 11,000 square meters. When I saw this scene, I felt so lucky that I learned some knowledge about karst landform feature, or else I could not be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery to the fullest!
It is said that Furong Cave is rated as “the No. One Cave in China” in 1994 and is renowned as “the King of Karst Cave”! This is the anthodite and the so – called “red coral pond” I took. This is really a masterpiece of nature! Touring in Furong Cave was really a supernatural journey of experiencing the nature. There were still many grotesque stones which I had never heard of before.
Standing under the colorful lights and seeing these unfamiliar rocks, I felt that I was actually in a mysterious dream land; I had to say how miraculous the world is!
When seeing these dense “stone flowers”, I felt I would be hit at any time!
After a while, we came to “the Dragon Palace in East Sea”, where the “jade columns” were displayed and the colorful rocks add radiance and beauty to each other. I guess they may have a history of more than a million years!
The most worthy scenery was “stone flags”, which looked like overhung flags. The thinnest portion was only several centimeter. It looked like a canopy over an imperial carriage, which is also called “emperor umbrella”.
We also saw other differently shaped rocks which I even couldn’t know their names. But all of them were mysterious masterpieces of nature. It is not easy for me to describe them with words unless you come to see them by yourself. After visited these areas, it was time to for us to go back to our hotel. It is not difficult to find a hotel near the scenic area or in Wulong County.
On the second day of our trip, I came to the Three Natural Bridges. I had no resistance to natural scenery. The Three Natural Bridges are located at Dalou Mountain ranges, where vast precipitous gorges, groups of bridges, stone columns are easy to find. I heard that it was amazing for its natural beauty, so it was on my list. The entrance ticket of this scenic spot was 12rmb.
After entering the scenic area,in front of us was a 14–storey elevator, we stepped on it and then came to bottom of the cave. We were surrounded by steep cliffs and dense trees. Here we saw the first bridge – Tianlong Bridge. The next two bridges we visited were Qinglong Bridge and Heilong Bridge.
After these three bridges, we saw a pool, on which was a small dam that made the scenery more attractive. It was really a heaven on land!