Sanyou Cave Scenic Area

Sanyou Cave Scenic Area

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Sanyou Cave Scenic Area

Introduction: IntroductionSanyou Cave is located 7 kilometers northwest of Yichang. It is a giant cave o&sh..

Tickets:Sanyou Cave Scenic Area Fee and Opening HoursAdmission: 45RMBOpening Hours: Not in Deta

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Sanyou Cave Scenic Area Introduction

Sanyou Cave is located 7 kilometers northwest of Yichang. It is a giant cave o­n the north peak of the west side of the mausoleum. Its rear lean against the Three Gorges of Yangtze River's Xiling Gorge Mouth and faces lower firm brook where the caves hold marvelous different sight and the scenery is beautiful.
Sanyou Cave is located in a deep valley; it is warm in winter and cool in summer with great and beautiful views. The cave is about 30 meters deep, 23 meters in width and is about 9 meters high. Here is a famous scenic spot and historical resort and o­ne of the key cultural relic preservation units of Hubei Province.
Yichang is in a sub-tropical monsoon zone with four distinct seasons. It enjoys abundant sunshine and rainfall, and the average annual temperature is around 17 C. June and July are the hottest months as well as the rainy season. Winter here is a bit cold - the best seasons for visiting are spring.

Sanyou Cave Scenic Area Features

Inside the cave, there are many stalagmites; the three main stalagmites divided the cave into two chambers.
The chamber near the front is wide and bright, along the walls there are more than 40 stone tablets. The tablets caved with poems and prose made from the famous poets when they tour this area. Among them, are the inscriptions of Ou Yangxiu, the greatest writer of Song Dynasty (960 ~ 1279A.D.), and Bai Juyi, o­ne of the great poet of Tang Dynasty (618 ~ 907A.D.).
The other chamber is gloomy and deep with great many strange stalactites. If you throw a rock at those stalactites, you will hear the echo sound of a bell, yet when the rock falls in to the water you will hear the echo sound of a drum. This is o­ne of the reasons this cave became tourist attraction.
It was said that during the Tang Yuan He 14 years (819), Bai Juyi, Bai Xingjian and Yuan Zhen met up at Yu Yiling (the present Yichang, Hubei) and toured the cave together. Each of them composed a poem respectively.
The "Three You Dongxu" was written by Bai Juyi o­n the cave wall, thus Three You Dongji acquires its fame. This is the spot where people called "first three tours"  Renowned writer; Su Xun, Su Shi (Dongpo), Suzhe and his two sons, also toured You Dong and came up with a poem from the cave poem respectively during the Song Dynasty. It was called "latter three tours" by the people. The scenery of Three Tours is lovely and was o­nce reputed as "the fairyland" by ancient people.

Sanyou Cave Scenic Area Tickets

Sanyou Cave Scenic Area Fee and Opening Hours
Admission: 45RMB
Opening Hours: Not in Detail

Sanyou Cave Scenic Area Transporation

Take Bus NO.4 from Yichang Square in Yichang to 22 Company and get off there, and notice the sign, go ahead for 300 meters to the receipt center of Sanyou Cave.

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