Yanxia Cave


Accessed via a trail from the road heading east out of Wengjiashan Village, this naturally formed limestone cave features Buddhist statues carved into the walls that date from the Five Dynasties period (AD 907–960) and the Song dynasty (960–1027).

Yanxia Cave is an access point to a trail that runs up to Santai Pavilion through beautiful tea plantation country.

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1. Wengjiashan Village

0.19 MILES

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3. Longjing Tea Village

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4. Santai Pavilion

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5. China National Tea Museum

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6. Taiziwan Park

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7. Red Carp Pond

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Home to a few thousand red carp, just west of the Su Causeway.

8. Six Harmonies Pagoda

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