List of caves in China

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Calcite accretion at Seven Stars Cave.
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Majishan Grottoes
China is notable for its natural and man-made caves

This is an incomplete list of caves in China. It includes natural caves and rock cut grottoes.

Contents

Natural caves

NameDepth (m)Length (m)GeologyRemarks
Benxi Water Caves Liaoning Province
Binghu Cave 120 m (390 ft)karstZhejiang Province
Crown Cave Guilin Prefecture-level city
Furong Cave 2,846 m (9,337 ft)karstChongqing Municipality
Fu Yuan Dong 1,000 m (3,300 ft)near Daluo village, Guangxi province [1] [2]
Hongqingsi Grottoes Yima, Henan
Huanglong Cave 15 m (49 ft)karstHunan Province
Jiangzhou Cave System 150 m (490 ft)53,070 m (174,110 ft)Guangxi Province
Kizil Caves Xinjiang Province
Luobi Cave karstHainan Province
Macaque Cave karstHainan Province
Reed Flute Cave Guangxi Province
Seven-Star Cave karstGuangxi Province
Shuanglong Cave 33 m (108 ft)karstZhejiang Province
Shuanghedong 466 m (1,529 ft)200,427 m (657,569 ft)gypsum and dolomiteGuizhou Province
Tenglong Cave 52,800 m (173,200 ft)karstHubei Province
Taiji Cave 54,000 m (177,000 ft)karstAnhui Province
Tianyuan Cave Beijing Municipality
Xianren Cave 14 metres (46 ft)Jiangxi Province
Xueyu Cave 1,644 m (5,394 ft)karstChongqing Municipality
Yiyuan Rong Cave Group karst Zibo, Shandong Province
Yilong Cave 4,200 m (13,800 ft)karstJiangxi Province
Zhijin Cave 13,500 m (44,300 ft)karstGuizhou Province
Zhoukoudian karstBeijing Municipality. Site of the discovery of Peking Man, (Wade–Giles: Choukoutien).

Buddhist grottoes

NameDepthLengthGeologyRemarks
Bhaisajyaraja
Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves
Bingling Temple
Binyang Middle
Binyang North
Binyang South
Dazu Rock Carvings
Hidden Stream Temple Cave
Kizil Caves
Kumtura Thousand Buddha Caves
Lingyin Temple
Longmen Grottoes
Maijishan Grottoes Located in Gansu Province.
Mogao Caves Located in Gansu Province.
Tuoshan
Western Thousand Buddha Caves Located in Gansu Province.
Yulin Caves Located in Gansu Province.
Yungang Grottoes

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References

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  2. "Villagers catch 'alien-looking' fish from lake 1,000m below ground in local cave, Daluo village, Bam..." Rex USA. Retrieved 29 July 2012.

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