List of caves in China

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Natural cave
Calcite accretion at Seven Stars Cave.
Man-made cave
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.

Natural caves[edit]

Name Depth (m) Length (m) Geology Remarks
Benxi Water Caves Liaoning Province
Binghu Cave 120 metres (390 ft) karst Zhejiang Province
Furong Cave 2,846 metres (9,337 ft) karst Chongqing Municipality
Fu Yuan Dong 1,000 m (3,300 ft) near Daluo village, Guangxi province[1][2]
Huanglong Cave 15 metres (49 ft) karst Hunan Province
Jiangzhou Cave System 150 metres (490 ft) 38,500 metres (126,300 ft) Guangxi Province
Kizil Caves Xinjiang Province
Luobi Cave karst Hainan Province
Macaque Cave karst Hainan Province
Reed Flute Cave Guangxi Province
Seven-Star Cave karst Guangxi Province
Shuanglong Cave 33 metres (108 ft) karst Zhejiang Province
Shuang River Cave Group 466 metres (1,529 ft) 100,012 metres (328,123 ft) gypsum and dolomite Guizhou Province
Tenglong Cave 52,800 metres (173,200 ft) karst Hubei Province
Taiji Cave 54,000 metres (177,000 ft) karst Anhui Province
Tianyuan Cave Beijing Municipality
Xianren Cave 14 metres (46 ft) Jiangxi Province
Xueyu Cave 1,644 metres (5,394 ft) karst Chongqing Municipality
Yilong Cave 4,200 metres (13,800 ft) karst Jiangxi Province
Zhijin Cave 13,500 metres (44,300 ft) karst Guizhou Province
Zhoukoudian karst Beijing Municipality. Site of the discovery of Peking Man, (Wade–Giles: Choukoutien).

Buddhist grottoes[edit]

Name Depth Length Geology Remarks
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.
Western Thousand Buddha Caves Located in Gansu Province.
Yulin Caves Located in Gansu Province.
Yungang Grottoes


See also[edit]