Jiuxiang Caverns Photo Gallery and Information Page

Tours Featuring Jiuxiang:
Yunnan Highlands Local Culture 11-Day Tour (CIT004): Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali –
Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge –
Xianggelila (Shangri-la)
Taste of Yunnan 8-Day Discount Tour (CITYN8): Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang

Map of China showing the location of Jiuxiang

Jiuxiang, more specifically Jiuxiang Caverns or the Jiuxiang Scenic Region, is a scenic area near Kunming highlighted by a spectacular system of caverns. The caverns open onto a river gorge and feature large chambers, limestone formations of every description, and a long chain of terraces and waterfalls.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 九乡 (traditional characters: 九鄉; pinyin: Jiǔxiāng)
Province: Yunnan
Weather: pleasantly warm but humid summers; short, mild, dry winters

Jiuxiang Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Jiuxiang Caverns. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

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Jiuxiang Scenic Area
(photo by CIT)
Jiuxiang’s Yincui Gorge,
seen from above

(photo by CIT)
The gorge rises high above
(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
Your tour begins with a lively boat
ride through the Yincui Gorge,
and voices echo off the walls

(photo by CIT)
A local tour guide
accompanies you
into the cavern

(photo by CIT)
The walkway descends
into the gorge…

(photo by CIT)
…and the entrance swallows
you like an enormous maw

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
The ceiling rises high
over your head

(photo by CIT)
As the cavern closes in,
you feel like an explorer

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
The cavern features a great
variety of limestone formations,
some with colorful lighting

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
More lighted
formations

(photo by CIT)
Don’t miss the world-famous
“Feudal Headman Castle”…

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
…and “Posture in Lying of an Old
Immortal Man After Drunkenness”

(photo by CIT)
A vast chamber within the cavern,
much larger than a photo can convey

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
After crossing a bridge,
you continue the tour

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
A waterfall flows
into the entrance

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
More falls near the entrance
(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
A magnificent cascade
deeper in the cavern

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
The waterfall flows far
down into the depths

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
If you don’t want to make the long
climb to the exit, you can just
take an inexpensive “sedan” ride

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
From there, you can ride a horse
back to the park entrance

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
You can also take a chairlift…
(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
…and enjoy a vertiginous view
of Jiuxiang’s hills and forests

(photo by CIT’s Anna Qin*)
A delicious dinner of steaming
wild mushroom hotpot
awaits you in Kunming

(photo by CIT)

* Unlicensed photos are used by permission of the photographer.

Tours Featuring Jiuxiang Caverns:
CIT004 icon - 75 x 75
Yunnan Highlands Local Culture 11-Day Tour (CIT004)
Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) – Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge –
Xianggelila (Shangri-la)
CITYN8 icon - 75 x 75
Taste of Yunnan 8-Day Discount Tour (CITYN8)
Kunming – Shilin (Stone Forest) –
Jiuxiang Caverns – Dali – Lijiang

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