The Emperor Cave in Changjiang County, Hainan recently broke ground on a new construction project that aims to help transform it into a national 5A Scenic Spot.
The tourism project, involving an estimated investment of 210 million yuan, will consist of attractions and entertainment facilities such as a Mural Corridor, a Li ethnic tourism zone, and places for bungee jumping.
The Emperor Cave is a large limestone cave, 60 kilometers from Shilu Township of Changjiang. It is the largest karst landscape in Hainan.
Extending from west to east, the entrance is 60 meters wide, about 130 meters deep, and 25 meters high, and covers about 7,800 square meters. It can accommodate thousands of people. The cave''s interior features colorful stalactites and shapes.
Archaeological experts have collected Neolithic artifacts from inside the cave, and some are on display at the Hainan Museum in Haikou. Outside, the cave is surrounded by mountain ranges and the Nanyao River. The Underground Palace is also a karst cave with strange stalactite shapes and colors.
The whole project is expected to open to the public before the National Day holiday next year.