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Swallow Cave

Source: hubei.gov.cn 06/17/2016 10:06:35


The swallow cave is located within the hills and valleys, 28 kilometers east from Shennongjia Jianshui city of Hubei Province. There is a famous swallow cave at the middle slope, 1,000 meters northeast of Yanziya entrance. The walking distance from the road uphill towards the cave is about 50 meters. The height of this cave is 14 meters and the width is 16 meters. The length of the main cave is about 3,700 meters long.

Shengnongjia scenic area belongs to the transition area of the north subtropic and middle subtropic. The average annual temperature is 7.9℃, the highest is 36.4℃, and the lowest is -17.7℃. Besides, every June and April are the rain season, the yearly rainfall can reach to 1440mm. Because of the complicated landform and abundant rainfall, the thick cloud and mist often gives you mysterious feeling.


There are many short mouth spun gold swallows perching here. The body length for this type of swallow is about 12 centimeters. Even though there are many of them but when they fly in and out of the cave, the birds never bump into each other. The temperature in the cave is warm in winter and cool in summer. The water flows all the time and the wall of the cave is bright and smooth. The bird nests hang all over the dry cliff. Looking back at the direction of the cave entry from the stone bridge pavilion northwest of Yanziya, you may see the swallows flying in the air in group. When there is sun, you may see swallows flying high towards the sun. It is a grand and magnificent sight.


You could go there by renting car form Songbai town, about 300 yuan/day.