Fengyandong Cave in Guangnan County, Wenshan

Why is Fengyandong Cave So Special?

Located in the deep mountains of Nanping Town, Guangnan County, Fengyandong Cave峰岩洞 is a huge karst cave. It is even wider than seven star cave in Guilin, with a width of 126.9 meters and a height of 137.75 meters. The average height of the cave is more than 50 meters. The living area in the cave is 6324.87 square meters. Viewing from afar, a giant black hole hangs from a hillside cliff, connects to undulating hills. In this rock cave, however, there is a village named Fengyandong Village峰岩洞村, which was listed as Guinness World Records in 2001, known as “the most unique village in China”. There are 56 families, more than 200 people living in the cave, the village got the name because of the cave.

Where is Fengyandong Cave?

Fengyandong village峰岩洞村 is more than 120 kilometers away from the southeast of Guangnan county in Wenshan. Located in Nanping Town of Guangnan County, Fengyandong Cave is in the middle of a more than 1800-meter mountain, which is 16 kilometers from the government seat of Nanping Town南屏镇.

Features of Fengyandong Cave

1. Fengyandong village峰岩洞村 is a typical karst landform. Within a hundred kilometers, there are mountains, deep valleys and strange rocks. Deep in the mountains, there is a very high mountain. And in the middle of the mountain, there is a karst cave, called Fengyandong cave峰岩洞.

2. Fengyandong Cave is deep in the mountains, traffic is blocked. It was a village which is long-term closed, and far away from the 19th and 20th century civilization. Now, there is road to the entrance of the cave.

3. People in the cave still preserve the Chinese cultural customs and traditions in 300 years ago, forming a unique cave culture. Among them, there are ancient relics in the aspects of language, costumes, food, entertainment and religion, as well as cave customs formed after entering the cave.

4. Fengyandong cave is the only cave village in the world with the largest scale and the longest continuous residence.

5. Fengyandong cave is divided into upper hole, middle hole and lower hole. The upper hole is darker and is mainly used for the construction of drinking water for human and livestock; the lower hole is cooler and the residents live mostly in the middle hole.

6. Because of poor light, poor ventilation and mixed habitation of human beings and animals, the villagers have been moved out of the cave to live nearby with the help of party committees and governments at all levels, saying goodbye to 300 years of cave life.

Nearby Attractions

1. Babao Scenic Area八宝景区

Babao provincial level scenic area is located in the southeast of Guangnan County, Wenshan Autonomous Prefecture, 160 kilometers away from Wenshan. The Babao scenic area is dominated by peaks cluster, peak forests and karst waterfalls. It is composed of four sections, including Babao, river, Tangna Cave汤纳溶洞 and Sanla waterfall三腊瀑布, with a total area of 68 square kilometers.

2. Bamei Scenic Area坝美景区

Located in Guangnan County of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, 30 kilometers from county seat, Bamei village is hard to find because of its unique location. It is surrounded by hills, and visitors have to travel by small boat through a long and dark limestone tunnel. Due to the beautiful scenery at Bamei Village, it is called Xanadu. 

Best Time to Visit

Tour is suitable all year round, but the best time to visit Fengyandong Cave is to avoid the rainy season(May to October). 

How to Get There

There is no direct long-distance bus from Kunming to Guangnan county广南县. After arriving in Guangnan County, there are regular buses from Guangnan Bus Terminal to Nanping Town南屏镇. Then another 1.5 hours is needed to Fengyandong cave峰岩洞 by chartered bus. Or you can go to Fengyandong cave directly from Guangnan county by chartered bus. It takes less time.

1. By Long-distance Bus

Long-distance route is Kunming-Wenshan-Guangnan-Nanping, you need to transfer in Wenshan and Guangnan County. 

Kunming East Bus Station-Wenshan Bus Terminal

Departure Time: 7:20-20:10

Price: 126 or 117 or 140 CNY

Distance: 317 kilometers

Consume Time: 4-4.5 hours

Wenshan Bus Terminal-Guangnan Bus Terminal

Departure Time: 6:20-17:40

Price: 47 CNY

Distance: 178 kilometers

Consume Time: 2.5-3 hours

Tips: The price and time are for reference only, specific with actual condition. More prices and departure time, you can ask for details at bus terminals.

2. By Railway

Now, train is more convenient and faster than long-distance bus from Kunming to Guangnan County广南县. When you are there in Guangnan County, there are regular buses from Guangnan Bus Terminal to Nanping Town南屏镇. Then another 1.5 hours is needed to Fengyandong cave峰岩洞 by chartered bus. Or you can go to Fengyandong cave directly from Guangnan county by chartered bus. It takes less time.

Kunming Station-Guangnan County Station

Departure Time: 10:36, 12:00, 12:19, 13:35, 13:52, 17:12

Price: 119.5 CNY

Distance: 424 kilometers

Consume Time: About 2.5 hours

Kunming South Station-Guangnan County Station

Departure Time: 7:30-17:40

Price: 109 CNY

Distance: 417 kilometers

Consume Time: About 2 hours

Accommodation in Guangnan County

You should return to the county seat of Guangnan County for overnight.

1. Guangnan Babaogong Hotel广南八宝贡酒店

Address: Close to Guangnan Bus Terminal, Guangnan County, Wenshan文山自治州广南县广南汽车客运站附近

Tel: 0876-5155999

Starting Price: 352 CNY

2. Guangnan TeAnNa Hotel广南特安呐酒店

Address: No.255, Beining Road, Guangnan County, Wenshan文山壮族苗族自治州广南县北宁路255号

Tel: 0876-5151299

Starting Price: 260 CNY

3. Xanadu(Shiwai Taoyuan) Hotel世外桃源大酒店

Address: No.18, Babao Road, Nanxiu Community, Liancheng Town, Guangnan County, Wenshan文山州广南县莲城镇南秀社区八宝路18号

Tel: 0876-5619999

Starting Price: 350 CNY

Useful Travel Tips

1. The temperature difference in mountain area is large, especially in spring and winter, please bring coats to keep warm and prevent a cold.

2. You will be surprised by what you see in Fengyandong Cave.