Shuiyanba Dong, Guizhou Province, China
Photo by peace-on-earth_org
NABSQNO 48R-627350-2841550. Shuiyanba Dong is a cave natural arch eroded through a ridge of Ziyun karst. It is located above and about 150 meters east of Shuiyanba, about 70 km southeast of Anshun, in Guizhou Province, China. Shuiyanba, shown in the lower right of the photo above, is the point where the Da River, a major tributary of the Hongshui River, begins a 12 km journey underground. Shuiyanba translates into English roughly as "water becomes subterranean river" and dong translates as "cave". This site is being developed as a tourist area so access is usually not a problem. Shuiyanba Dong has a span of about 20 meters.