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Seven Star Cave



Seven Star Cave is located in the west side of Pu Tuo Hill, also called The Sun's Resting Cave and Bi Xu Cave. The cave got its name for the seven peaks supposed to resemble the star pattern of the Big Dipper constellation nearby - four peaks in the north are called Putuo Hill, three in the south are called Lunar Hill.

The cave is famous for its stalactites of various shapes inside. The cave is divided into three parts. The upper one is roughly 8-12 meters higher than the middle one, but the latter abounds with splendid scenic spots. It is an underground gallery of stalactites and stalagmites. Taking the shapes of stone column, curtain, stalagmite and animals, the cave leads visitors into a marvelous world. The lovely and singular stalactites in the cave are as white as snow and as fine as jade, and have a seeming transparency as crystals, thus giving the cave an enchanting beauty. All year, the temperature within the cave remains at a constant 20 degrees Celsius. Since Sui and Tang dynasties, the cave has been a favorite tour resort, and many visiting poets, writers, scholars and nobles once left their inscriptions on the wall.




 
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