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Silver Fox Cave

The Silver Fox Cave, or Yinhu Cave, has a wide reputation for an amazing fox-like stalactite, which is rare worldwide. Situated in Fozi Village, Fangshan District, this mysterious cave is about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Beijing. Characterized by karst landscape wonders and clear underground rivers, this large solution crevice group in North China is a prodigy of nature.

This multilayer karst cave is luxuriantly a wonderful spectacle. The winding cave is about 5,000 meters (5,470 yards) long, and nearly 3,000 meters (3,280 yards) is open to tourists. More than 90 distinctive sights have a dazzling effect on your eyes. In the cave, there are uncommon various stalactites, white stalagmites, grand stone pillars, asbestos, shining stone waterfalls. In addition, rare crystal stone grapes, brilliant stone pearls and glittering calcites are seen here. A remarkable amount of various stone flowers are scattering in the cave.

The astonishing stalactite, which resembles an overhanging sliver fox with a cat's head, is a national treasure in China. The two meters (6.6 feet) long white stalactite, covered by pure fluff, looks like a splendid jade carving. The spotless fluff of 1 to 3 inches long beautifully grows in a compact mass. Such a marvelous and wonderful stalactite is the first that was ever found in the world; hence, the cave got its unique name. However, the origin of the intriguing cave remains a mystery so far!

The meandering underground rivers penetrate as deep as more than 100 meters (328 feet). Tourists can boat on the clear and winding waters. It is asserted that the water is a natural mineral of high quality with many beneficial microelements.

A simple tramcar inside the cave may be taken instead of walking, and the waterway adventure games make the trip more interesting. About 2,000 meters (2,190 yards) inside the cave lies Beijing's first underground music bar in karst caves, which offers a pleasant place for tourists to rest.

Admission Fee:
CNY 41 (CNY 15 for boating included)
Opening Hours:
Bus Route:
917 Bei (917北), or 948 to Yinhudong (Silver Fox Cave, 银狐洞)

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Comments and Questions

Is it a taxi from the Subway Pingguoyuan Station to YinHu Cave and how much is the fare?

Reply6/30/2015 11:58:40 AMSayfong,   United States

Joe :6/30/2015 9:17:42 PM

Yes, you can take a taxi there and the general cost is CNY120-150.

I want to go Yin Hu Cave from Wangfujing. How do I go there? Are there specific time for the bus to leave the bus station? Are there any specific time for the bus to leave Yin Hu CAve also? How many hours are the journey? You mentioned about mini bus to the scenic spot? Is the mini bus a private bus? NOrmally how much should we pay for the mini bus? Will the mini bus wait for us to bring us back to the bus stop?

Reply10/26/2013 9:28:48 AMCarol,   Singapore

Emma :10/27/2013 7:52:05 PM

take subway line 1 to Pingguoyuan Station to catch bus No. 948. Get off at the 30th stop, Silver Fox Cave Crossing (Yinhu Dong Lukou) and walk for about 1.5 km or take a minibus to the scenic spot. the bus 948 leaves from Pingguoyuan station at 07:00, 09:00, 12:30, 14:10, and 16:10. The last bus leaves Yinhu Dong Lukou at around 16:00.the mini bus is the local private bus, and the fare should be not more than CNY20. you can ask the mini bus to pick up you for your way back

sorry, I forgot to ask: How much money for the bus ride from pingguoyuan to the caves? Is it a regular 2 rmb fare?

Thank you again!

Reply9/15/2013 11:55:27 PMrich,   China

kate :9/16/2013 6:54:15 PM

no, the fare is about CNY5 per person.

When is the earliest time that the 948 bus leaves for the caves? My friends and I plan to go Sept. 21st...and want to leave before 745am.

Reply9/11/2013 12:37:16 AMrich,   China

Kate :9/11/2013 6:59:06 PM

the bus departs from Pingguoyuan Subway station at 07:00, 09:00, 12:30, 14:10, and 16:10.

I am planning to visit the cave at mid June. There is another web site that mentioned bus 917 from Tianqiao or 326 from Pingguoyuann. Are these bus routes all working? Also , How long does it take by bus to reach the cave??

Reply6/7/2013 3:36:29 AMMowaffak,   Egypt

Ashley :6/7/2013 7:20:25 PM

To get the cave, you can take subway line 1 to Pingguoyuan Station. Leave the station from Exit A and walk west along the road for about 200 meters to take a bus No. 948. Get off at the 30th stop, Silver Fox Cave Crossing (Yinhu Dong Lukou) and walk for about 1.5 km or take a minibus to the scenic spot.
it seems the bus 917 and 326 can not reach the cave.

Hello, would you happen to know what months Silver Fox Cave is open? I would like to go this weekend but I am not sure if it is too early during the season. Also gave them a call but no one answered.

Reply4/3/2013 9:39:36 PMMaikhanh,   China

Ashley :4/6/2013 7:29:00 PM

the attraction opens all the year round.

Hi- where can I catch the bus. I can't find the location anywhere on line. I have Tianquiao in my book but cant find it on a map. closest subway exit maybe?

Reply6/6/2012 7:07:07 AMMiranda,   China

Sally :6/6/2012 6:17:13 PM

the bus No. 948 to the Sliver Fox Cave daparts from the Subway Station Pingguoyuan West. you can take the subway line 1 to Pingguoyuan station, exit from Exit A and walk west along the Pingguoyuan south Road for about 200 meters, you will find the bus stop for bus No. 948.