Interior view of Yuwang Cave [Photo/shanxi.gov.cn]
Yuwang Cave is located on Xizhou Mountain, 20 kilometers southeast of Xinzhou city, and is a natural limestone cave that combines thrills, danger, wonder and beauty.
With an elevation of 1,768 meters above sea level, Yuwang Cave has an interior temperature of 8-11 degrees Celsius throughout the year. At present, the cave has been explored to a depth of more than 2,000 meters, and there are four floors with three halls and 10 holes that tourists can visit.
The mountain path leading to Yuwang Cave [Photo/shanxi.gov.cn]
The mountains outside the cave are majestic, with dense forests and a pleasant climate. In November 1992, the National Forestry and Grassland Administration approved the establishment of Yuwangdong National Forest Park, which covers an area of 75.69 square kilometers and has a forested area of 9.54 sq km. There are 232 species of trees and shrubs in the park.
The scenic area at Yuwang Cave is a tourist attraction that integrates mountaineering expeditions, summer sightseeing, vacations and cultural exchanges. At the end of 2016, it was rated as a national 4A tourist attraction.
Address: Xizhang town, Xinzhou city, Shanxi province
Best period for sightseeing: April to October
Hours of operation: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Admission price: 84 yuan ($12.72) per person