Zhijing Cave

Zhijin Cave (also called Daji Cave), is located in Zhijin County, Bijie City, Guizhou Province. It was first discovered during tourist resource expedition in April, 1980.The cave is 6.6 kilometer long and divided into 3 floors. More than 40 kinds of karst deposits are found in the cave. The cave is a treasury of the underground arts and a museum of karst landform as well. It is regarded as the wonder of the world.

Zhijin Cave is a dry cave that lost its subterranean river long, long ago. And it is crowned as the king of the cave because of its magnificent scenery. The opened area of Zhijin Cave is up to 350 thousand square meters. It has over than 40 kinds of speleothems, which are the stalagmites, stone pillars, pagodas, drums, and flowers.

At present, the cave is divided into 10 scenic sections, namely, the Yingbin Hall, Sutra Hall, Pagoda Forest, Wanshou Palace, Wangshan Lake, Jiangnanzeguo, Xuexiang Palace, Lingxiao Palace, Guanghan Palace and the Shiwan Mountain.

Yingbin Hall
The hall is more than 200 meters long. Owing to the lack of sunshine, the hall is covered with moss. There is a round hole in ceiling, through which the sun can go directly to the bottom of the cave. Drops of water on the edge of the hole fall down continuously. The drops under the sunshine look like thousands of gold coins. Thus, the hole is called Luoqian Hole (it means coins are falling down from the hole). In the center of small hall along the cliff stands a mushroom-shaped stalactite with height of more than 10 meters, hence the name- Mushroom-Cloud Hall. In addition, there is also a pond named Shadow Spring,
in which can appreciate the reflections of the stalagmites  and the hole.

Sutra Hall
The hall is named after the arhat-shaped stalactite in it. The hall is about 200 meters long and 50 meters wide. In the center of the hall is a pool, covering an area of 300 square meters. The pool is divided into two parts by the stalactite; hence the name Riyuetan Pool. The karst deposit in the cave is more than 20 meters high.

Pagoda Forest
Pagoda Forest (also called Golden Pagoda Forest), covers an area of over 16,000 square meters. There are more than 100 stone pagodas in the hall, which are in golden color.

Wangshan Lake
Wangshan Lake is a underground lake, which is 170 meters long, over 40 meters wide. It is the terminal of the whole cave, which can lead you to every scenic zone. The stalactites around the lake are in black. The highest one among them is up to 10 meters, like a sago cycas. At the northeast bank of the lake there is a abrupt slope, which has two branches. One will lead you to the Lingxiao Palace, and another to the Guanghan Palace.

Location: Zhijin County, Bijie City
Entrance fee: RMB 120
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Transportation: you can take a bus at Guiyang Long Distance Bus Station to Zhijin County, and then rent a car to get to the Zhijin Cave

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