The Water-Cave, a limestone cave formed some five million years ago,
is locaed in Benxi County, 35 kms from Benxi proper, and consists of
the Water Cave, the Dry Cave, and the Sluicing Cave. Stretching approximatedly
3,000 meters long, with an area of 36, 000 square meters and a volume
of 360,000 cubic meters, it is the longest limestone cave in north China.
In the cave, there are wonderful views of various shapes of stones,
with a crystal-clear stream meandering through.
Mt. Guanmen is located in Benxi County, 48 kms from downtown Benxi.
Tow peaks face each other like a traditional Chinese gate (men), hence
its name. There are three gates in the mountain: the North Gate, the
South Gate, and the Central Gate. Mt. Guanmen is charming with its beautiful
landscape, and various species of flowers and birds. The peaks are precipitous,
and the scenery is like man-made poted landscapes. After rains early
in the morning, the mountain is enveloped by fog. In spring, flowers
of various species blossom, covering the mountain. Autumn is the best
season to enjoy the splendid view of maple leaves and ancient cypresses.