Tangna Cave of Bamei Village in Guangnan County, Wenshan
Bamei Village is surrounded by mountains and is not accessible by road. Because of its unique karst landforms, caves, rivers and villages, people in and out of the village must sail through the cave. Bamei village mainly relies on two natural limestone karst caves to get in and out the village, one is behind the village, one is in the front of the village. Tangna Cave is one of them.
Chinese Name: 广南县坝美村汤纳溶洞
English Name: Tangna Cave of Bamei Village in Guangnan County, Wenshan
Type: Cave and Karst Cave
Best Time: Spring
Recommended Visiting Hours: 1 hour
Opening Hours: 7:00-18:00
Ticket: 80 CNY (Bamei Village)
Address: Bamei Village, Guangnan County, Wenshan文山州广南县坝美镇坝美村
Why is Tangna Cave So Special?
Bamei Village is surrounded by mountains and is not accessible by road. Bamei village mainly relies on two natural limestone karst caves to get in and out the village, one is behind the village, one is in the front of the village. The villagers have to touch the rock faces and take the bamboo raft, canoe or boat to pass through a water cave which is several kilometers long. This water cave is called Tangna Karst Cave.
Where is Tangna Cave?
Tangna Karst Cave is located in Babao Scenic Area, the Southeast of Guangnan County, 160 kilometers away from Wenshan. Tangna Cave is an important part of Babao Scenic Area and also an important entrance and exit of Bamei Village.
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 karst cave汤纳溶洞 and Sanla waterfall三腊瀑布, with a total area of 68 square kilometers.
Bamei village of Bamei Town, Guangnan County is surrounded by mountains. Because of its unique karst landforms, caves, rivers and villages, people in and out of the village must sail through the cave. The land in front of the village is flat and open and behind the houses there are green bamboos, which are similar to the Jin Dynasty litterateur Tao Yuanming陶渊明 described the Peach Blossom Spring桃花源, so it is called “The Last Xanadu”. People at Bamei are dominated by Zhuang people.
Sanla waterfall三腊瀑布 is located at 20 kilometers east of Babao Town, Guangnan County, near Sanla Village三腊村. Sanla in Zhuang language means a place where three streams converge. Sanla Waterfall is also known as Xiangquan waterfall响泉瀑布 in ancient times.
Best Time to Visit
Tour is suitable all year round, but the best time to visit is in the early spring. At this time, Bamei Village is full of pink peach blossoms, accompanied by the wild rapeseed flowers, which is the real pastoral scenery. It is the best time to visit Bamei village, and Tangna cave is the way you must pass.
How to Get There
Tangna Cave is in Bamei Village. The way to Tangna Cave is the same to Bamei Village. You have two ways to get to Bamei Village of Guangnan County, Wenshan.
1. By Long-distance Bus
Long-distance route is Kunming-Wenshan-Guangnan-Bamei, you need to transfer three times. After arriving in Guangnan County, you can directly take the No. 3 tour bus to Bamei, about 1-1.5 hours.
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
2. By Railway
Now, train is more convenient and faster than long-distance bus from Kunming to Bamei. After arriving in Guangnan county, you can take the shuttle bus to Bamei.
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 Around Tangna Cave
For accommodation, you can choose to stay at Bamei Village or return to Guangnan County.
1. Bamei Da Rong Shu Xia Farmhouse广南坝美大榕树下农家乐
Address: Bamei Scenic Area, Guangnan County, Wenshan文山壮族苗族自治州广南县景区内
Starting Price: 118 CNY
2. Di Bei Gui Yuan Boutique Hotel广南坝美帝贝归园特色大酒店
Address: No.103, Bamei Scenic Area, Guangnan County, Wenshan文山壮族苗族自治州广南县坝美景区内103号
Starting Price: 420 CNY
3. 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
Starting Price: 260 CNY
Useful Travel Tips
1. Zhuang People live around. So you are supposed to learn some culture and custom of Zhuang minority in advance, respect Zhuang minority culture.
2. In highland area, temperature difference is large between daytime and night, you must bring sun cream, sunhat, sun glasses, umbrella, coats and some medicines that protect from heatstroke.
3. You will need to take a boat to enter the cave, so keep your valuables and don’t fall into the water.