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During The Battle of Bamianshan (八面山战斗) Nationalist guerrilla headquarters located in the Swallow Cave (Yanzidong, 燕子洞).
Flora and fauna
Regular bus from Jianshui. Very small car parking... Not recommended to come by car.
The nests are collected by local climbers once a year on the famous "Bird's Nest Festival". It takes place every year between 08-AUG and 10-AUG. Brave locals climb up the 50m high cliffs to fetch these nests. They also leave colourful signs at the top of the cave, huge banners with chinese text on them.
This is done every year on 21-MAR on another local festival. Firecrackers are let off to express people's good wishes to the climbers. More than 1,000 boards hang on the stalactites above the entrance.
Both festivals are rather dangerous and now and then climbers die when they fall.
Lot of small Chinese restaurant in front of the main entrance.
In Jianshui, hotel in front of bus station.
No camping area