Zhijin Cave in Bijie

Why is Zhijin Cave so Special?

National geographic research departments such as “chinese national geography” under the jurisdiction of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have also given high praise, calling it “the king of China’s karst caves” and “Huangshan returns without looking at the mountains, and there is no cave outside Zhijin Cave!” On September 19, 2015 (17: 00 p.m. Japanese time), Zhijindong National Geopark was officially approved by UNESCO to join the World Geopark. It fills the gap that Guizhou does not have a world geological park. Becomes Guizhou Province First World Geopark

Where is Zhijin Cave?

Located in Guanzhai Miao Township, Zhijin County, Guizhou Province, on the southern bank of six red River, one of the headwaters of Wujiang River, 120 kilometers away from Guiyang, the provincial capital.

Main Attraction of Zhijin Cave

Reception Hall (Yingbin Ting)

Owing to the sunshine from the mouth of this cave, moss grows in the hall. At the top of the hall is a circular ventilated opening through which sunshine penetrates to the bottom of the hall. Under the sunlight, remaining beads around the opening glisten tremulously like myriads of crystal coins falling from heaven.

Longevity Palace (Wanshou Gong)

At an early period in history enormous rocks collapsed from the summit and then accumulated into a mountain now called Mt. Longevity (Mt. Wanshou Shan). Later, karst accumulations covered the mountain. Beside Mt. Longevity the crimson bloodstone glitters like a peacock spreading its tail to display his fine feathers.

After seeing the natural cave wonders, you can visit the local minority villages of Buyi, Miao and Yi ethnic minorities.

Best Time to Travel Zhijin Cave

The best time to pay a visit is all year round.

Zhenyuan is located on the edge of Yunnan-Guizhou plateau, surrounded by mountains. Zhenyuan ancient town has been an amphibious transportation center since ancient times. In 202 BC, the town became a county established by Liu Bang, the emperor of Han Dynasty, and then became the capital of Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture in 1956. The ancient town of Zhenyuan is penetrated by the Wuyang River and is divided into two parts: the south “Wei City” and the north “Fu City”, forming a watery region. Therefore, it is known as “Venice of the East”.
Zhenyuan, as a famous historical and cultural city, is rich in tourism resources. Zhenyuan has a subtropical humid climate with an annual average temperature of 16.4 degrees and four distinct seasons. Therefore, it is an ideal tourist destination all year round.

How to Get There

  • Regular Bus from the Long-Distanced Bus Station of Guiyang City to Zhijin Cave FScenic Spot

Tips For Zhijin Cave Tour

Admission Fee: March – November: CNY 110
December – February: CNY 100
Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30

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Edited by Doreen/张洋