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Postcard Perfect — By Rachel Greenberg on February 10, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Located in the southern tip of China is the city of Guilin, named after the sweetly-smelling Osmathus tree that grows throughout in the area. The city is a hub of tourism and is known for its spectacular scenery. One of the most popular tourist spots is the Reed Flute Cave.

This limestone cave is over 180 million years old and has been attracting tourists since the Tang dynasty 1,200 years ago. The stalagmite and stalactite formations in the interior of the cave would alone make for an incredible show, but they are on display with brightly colored lights shining on them from different angles, adding an element of kitsch to the other-worldly scene.

Tags: China, minerals, reed lake, underground

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