Li, Tieying: Cave scenery in Shihua cave region, Beijing. In: Karst landscape and cave tourism.
Edited by Linhua Song; Huaiyuan Ting, China environmental science press, 192-195, 1993.
Shihuadong (Stone Flower Cave) scenery area, 50km far from Beijing, is located at Nancheying village, Fangshan District, Beijing. The Shihua cave develops in the Ordovician Majiagou limestone on the northern limb of Beilin syncline. Cambrian and Ordovician limestone is about 3900m thick. In the study area, Shihua Cave, Kungshui Cave, Bailong yan and Yinhudong Cave systems each with over 1000m long have been discovered. In which, Shihua cave is only opened for the tourists. The magnificent, colourful and different size and kind of speleothems such as stalactites, stalagmites, flow stone, stone curtains, stone flags, helicties, columns, straws, hanging tubes etc. have been seriously protected. The Shihua cave is with high values of scientific research and tourism.
Source : IGU KC