The Crown Cave Waterfall is the informal name I've given this unusual underground waterfall that sits deep within the recesses of the Crown Cave in the world famous Guilin (桂林 [Guìlín]; Osmanthus Woods). The first thing that struck us about this waterfall was its pretty powerful flow. We could literally hear it thunder and echo loudly for most of our time touring the cave.
I recalled this waterfall was deep within the cave, which involved a little bit of a boat ride and even a short train ride. Even though there was paid admission to get into the cave, there was a separate ticket kiosk right in front of the narrow corridor that led right to the viewing platform right in front of the loud falls. Indeed, this waterfall required an additional fee on top of the general cave admission.
And as was customary for most caves where they allow tourists, this one had artificial lighting to both provide a bit of eye candy as well as to help us navigate the subterranean depths. Otherwise, it all would've been pitch black.
We spent probably an hour in the cave, just to give you an idea of how extensive the tour was.
Directions: The Crown Cave itself is about a 30- to 45-minute car ride from Guilin city passing by a turnoff for the Gudong Waterfall. It has been said that some Li River (漓江 [Líjiāng]) Cruises make a stop at this cave though that wasn't the case in our particular boat tour, which we did the day after we were driven to this cave.