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In Guilin, Guanxi, China, there is a natural limestone cave system that is over 1200 years old, and is quite a tourist attraction. It’s name is derived from the local reeds which grow nearby used for making pipes and flutes. During WWII air raids, one large grotto, called the Crystal Palace of The Dragon King, could hold 1,000 people (can you find the crocodile and the sleepy eyed frog?)

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reed flute cavew, guilin, china, gangxi, grotto, limestone caves, crystal palace of the dragon king

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  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 1 year ago

    So pretty, are these the actual colors in the cave?

  • rosalie,
    thanks for that. As for the colors, the Chinese have lighted them with colored lights to accentuate their shapes. They’re mostly ivory colored, some light greens, and tans.

    – phil decocco

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    yes l can see them , incredible place xx

  • lynn
    it was a fun excursion through the caves when there

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Love this one – I posted an abstract the other day which is very similar

  • wow! that is quite similar, shulie. Same colors and shapes. Sure you weren’t there?

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    No, I was never there, Phil – I guess it is just a coincidence

  • it’d say it is!! NO fooling!

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    You know what they say about great minds!

  • shulie
    do they flock together like birds of a feather?

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    I think so!

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