Loong Palace, Anshun
龙宫景区 (lóng gōng, the palace of Chinese dragons)
Sitting in Southwest China's Guizhou province, Loong Palace is 116 kilometers from the provincial capital, Guiyang, and only 30 km from the world-famous Huangguoshu Waterfall. Opened in 1984, the scenic area covers 60 square km, 18 sq km of which have been developed into core tourist resorts.
Combined with caves, canyons, waterfalls, peaks, cliffs, rivers, a stone forest, an underground river and other karst geological features, Loong Palace is also known as "the museum of the karst landscape".
The palace consists of two themed areas named Longtan Secret Land and Tongxuan Pastoral Area. It also has China's largest and most beautiful karst caves, the biggest caved Buddhist temple (Guanyin Cave Temple) as well as the largest karst waterfall (Longmen Waterfall).
According to the China Atomic Energy Authority, Loong Palace has the lowest natural radiation in the world. It also features the biggest single piece of farm land in the shape of a Chinese character, "Long" (meaning "Chinese dragon"). The hospitality of the Buyi and Miao ethnic groups adds a strong human touch to the cluster of natural wonders.
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Address: 27 km south of Anshun city, Guizhou province
Opening Hours: 8:40 am-5 pm
Ticket Price: 150 yuan ($21.60)
Children no taller than 1.4 meters or no older than 13 years can visit the park ticket-free in the company of ticket-holding adults.
Tel: 0851-33661049 / 33661026
From 7am to 6:30 pm, there is a non-stop bus line from Anshun East Station to Loong Palace.