Zhijin Cave Scenic Spot

Zhijin Cave Scenic Spot is located in Zhijin County, Guizhou Province. The spot has four parts: Zhijin Old Town, Zhijin Cave, Jiehe Gorge and Hongjia Ferry among which the Zhijin Cave is the most attractive and famous.

Zhijin Cave is also called Daji Cave (Hit Rooster Cave). Historically, young Miao boys and girls often played shuttlecock here, hence the Daji Cave name. Its enormous area spans 307 square kilometers (about 118.5 square miles), with a length of 12.1 kilometers (about 7.52 miles) and a width of 175 meters (about 0.11 miles). Because of the huge bizarre stalactite in the Zhijin Cave, it is called the 'Museum of Karsts'. In this cave are more than forty kinds of karst formations, like those in caves in other parts of the world. The Zhijin Cave, which boasts many unique features, is called 'King of Caves'. For example, 350,000 square meters (about 3,767,491 square feet) of the cave have been explored. Halls in the cave are extremely long and wide. One seldom sees so many varieties and such high-grade karst accumulations, such as the rare curlstone (a kind of stone). The cave feels like a huge underground palace. Here a variety of stones and rock -- prehnite, bloodstone, and curlstone - have formed stalagmites, stone flowers, drums, pillars, and so on. Karst formations create different scenes such as the following:

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.

Admission Fee: March - November: CNY 110
December - February: CNY 100
Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30
Bus Route: Regular Bus from the Long-Distanced Bus Station of Guiyang City to Zhijin Cave FScenic Spot
- Last updated on Jun. 07, 2022 -
Questions & Answers on Zhijin Cave Scenic Spot
Asked by Francine from AUSTRALIA | May. 03, 2014 04:54Reply
Can you tell me where I can make a tourist complaint in ZhiJin, Bijie, Guizhou?
I wish to file a complaint against the ZJ Hotel.
Thank you,
Answers (1)
Answered by Emily from CAMEROON | May. 04, 2014 03:07

You may call this number 0857—8236760. It is the tourism complaint department.
Asked by Rick from MEI GUO | Sep. 27, 2013 04:27Reply
Is there a regular bus from Bijie to Zhijin?
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Answered by Peter from RUSSIA | Sep. 28, 2013 02:01

Yes, there are. It takes around 3h to Zhijin and the bus fare is around CNY55 per person.
Asked by Peter Kiefer from GERMANY | Jun. 01, 2013 04:25Reply
is there a bus connection from Anshun to Zhijin, too?
i want to stay 2 nights in Anshun and visit the ZJ caves
if there is a bus, what is the departure time from Anshun?
and when does the bus return?
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Answered by Blair from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 01, 2013 20:53

From Anshun Beimen Bus Station, you can find buses to reach ZJ County and upon arrival you can take a taxi to reach the caves directly. The taxi fare is around 5 to 10RMB.
The interval of buses for ZJ county is around 20 to 30 minutes and the first bus is around 05:30.
The back buses are also frequent.
Answered by Peter Kiefer from GERMANY | Jun. 02, 2013 04:19

thank you so much for your information!

greetings from Germany
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