Shuang River Cave Group

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Shuang River Cave Group
双河洞
Location Suiyang County, Guizhou, China
Depth 466 metres (1,529 ft)
Length 100,012 metres (328,123 ft)
Geology gypsym and dolomite
Entrances 10 minimum
List of
entrances
see text

Shuang River Cave Group (双河洞), is the longest cave in China,[1][2][3] the second longest in Asia, and 20th longest in the world.[4][5] It is located near the town of Wenquan in Suiyang County, Guizhou Province.[6]

This gypsum and dolomite cave has carbon dioxide levels of approximately 400ppm, with a constant temperature of about 13 degrees Celsius year round.

The cave contains numerous waterfalls, and at least three underground rivers, some of which contain cave shrimp, and fish weighing several pounds.[7] Also found, have been tadpoles, frogs, insects, spiders, bats, leeches, blind fish, and mushrooms.[5]

Since 1987, at least 5 expeditions from France and Japan have explored the cave.[8]

Entrances[edit]

  • Mahuangdong
  • Hongzaozidong
  • Longtanzi[1]
  • Waterfall
  • Lianhua
  • Guihua (large wind tunnel)
  • Mountain King
  • Luo Teach
  • Fir
  • Luohan[5]

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