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Hou'er Sinkhole Scenic Area
Kaiyang Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.4/5
75 Reviews
Geological Sites
Liked by 2
Closed Open from 9:00am-6:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-4 hours
Address: Chengguanzhen, Kaiyang, Guiyang, Guizhou, China
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Kaiyang Hou'er Tiankeng is located in Kaiyang County, Guiyang City. The scenic area integrates Tiankeng, cliffs, underground rivers, and waterfalls. It is a combination of strangeness, danger, secret, and seclusion. The caves and underground rivers are scattered and waterfalls. Flow spring. Tiankeng The hole diameter is 300 meters, the pit body is 280 meters, and the bottom diameter is also 280 meters. Because it is shaped like a monkey ear, it is called the "monkey ear" tiankeng. Tiankeng is a karst funnel in terms of geography and geomorphology, which is the product of crustal movement. Coupled with tens of millions of years of rainwater erosion and erosion, the groundwater system has continued to erode and transport the rock formations for a long time, eventually forming huge underground caves. The original vegetation protection of the "Monkey Ear" Tiankeng is relatively intact. There are many karst caves and underground rivers interspersed in it, forming a tortuous passage. The spectacle that locals call "a line of sky" or "lightning gate" is a large area in the Tiankeng. The bamboo forest is connected. The climate here is warm and moist like spring all year round, the mountains and flowers are beautiful, and the birds are vying, which adds a quiet, peaceful and natural magical color to this holy land.

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Hou'er Sinkhole Scenic Area is located in central Kaiyang County. The name "Hou'er", which means monkey ear in Chinese, came from its shape for the resemblance. The scenic area enjoys a combination of a sinkhole, steep cliffs, underground rivers and hanging waterfalls, featuring marvelous, steep, mysterious and secluded views. Due to its outstanding size and depth, and the fantastic shape, Hou'er Sinkhole is regarded as a local geological wonder. The picturesque setting and unique views have made it an ideal place for recreation and leisure.
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