Snowy Jade Cave
|Snow Jade Cave|
|雪玉洞; Xuěyù Dòng|
Interior view in the cave.
|Location||Chongqing Municipality, Fengdu County, Southwest China, China|
|Features||Stone King's Flag (石旗王) |
Stone King's Shield (石盾王)
Snowy Jade Cave (a.k.a. Snow Jade Cave or Xueyu Cave, Chinese: 雪玉洞; pinyin: Xuěyù Dòng; literally: 'Snow Jade Cave') is a National Three Gorges Scenic Area and a National 4A Scenic Area located in Fengdu County, Chongqing Municipality, People's Republic of China, not far from the Yangtze River.
The cave's interior is China's only pure-white, jade-like example. It continues to expand due to erosion in the surrounding karst landscape. 1,644 m (5,394 ft) long, of which 1,161 m (3,809 ft) have been explored,  Snowy Jade Cave is spread over three levels. Inside, both the 8 m (26 ft) Stone King's Flag (石旗王) and the 4 m (13 ft) high Stone King's Shield (石盾王) features are the largest of their type in the world. There are also numerous examples of corals.
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