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Shi Hua Dong Cave Scenic Spot, Fangshan

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One of the city's eight top suburban tourist attractions, the Shihuadong is located in the city's southwest suburb, 56km away from downtown Beijing. The scenic spot is known for its perilous peaks, dense forests, karst topography and wonderful lava caves. Shi Hua Dong Cave, a seven-layered limestone measuring 3000m in total, was considered one of the four most famous limestone caves by the first World Limestone Research Conference (1993). Besides natural limestone, there are many carved stones and inscriptions left over from the Sui and Tang Dynasties (AD 581-907). The nearby Yin Hu Cave, where a 830m underground river flows, is assumed to be the ancient dwelling place of Peking Man. Take 7-route tourist bus or 917-route bus (at Tian Qiao), you can reach the scenic spot directly.