Chishui Scenic Spot

Chishui Scenic Spot is found in Chishui City in northern Guizhou Province. Covering an area of 116 square miles, it boasts vast green forests, large and small waterfalls, countless clear rivers and creeks, glittering lakes and a wide variety of plants.

Fengxi River, abranch of Chishui River, forms a spectacular site when it suddenly meets a huge rock midstream in Shizhangdong. The water rushes down against this red rock into a deep pool below. The waterfall is known as one of the best waterfalls in China. Measuring 87 yards wide and 249 feet high, it is no less beautiful than the famous Huangguoshu Waterfall. Behind the waterfall, there is a Water Curtain Cave measuring 11 yards deep. At the bottom of the waterfall, a wide range of rare rocks in different shapes and sizes can be found. Water squeezes from the cracks within the rocks, looking as fresh as jade liquor. This beautiful view beyond description is called Shizhangdong Scenic Spot and is regarded as a wonder in northern Guizhou Province.

Seven miles from Chishui City, lies an Ancient Town called Bingan which reflects its original look of the Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) Dynasty. Only a waterway leads the old town to the outside world. From ancient times, it is an important town on the track from southern Sichuan to Guizhou. The only narrow 437-yard slab stone street in the town is the market where surrounding several villages trade commodities. Compared with the hustle and bustle of modern city life, the harmonious and peaceful atmosphere of the town is very precious. 

Lying 25 miles to Chishui City, China Jurassic Park is the only national reserve of alsophila spinulosa and its living environment in the world. Covering an area of 15 square miles, it is composed of three scenic areas including Gangou Channel, Dashui Channel and Liangcha River. Bamboo Sea National Forest Park is a fairyland composed of virgin forest, Bamboo Sea, waterfall sand red Danxia Landforms. A climb on "Guanhailou" (Viewing Bamboo Sea Tower) which measures 85 feet tall provides a full view of boundless bamboo. The vast expanse of green dancing in the wind, has the capacity to renew and refresh your spiritually.

Yanziyan National Forest Park: located about 25km (16 miles) to Chishui City, Yanziyan National Forest Park is a primitive and close scenic area which is composed of Yanzi Rock, Shishanping, Huangshui River and Hengshan Mountain Forest. It is an ideal resort to enjoy natural scenery, combining tour and sightseeing, scientific survey and recreation.

Moon Lake Scenic Area: Located about 94 km (58 miles) to Chishui City and over 900 meters (2,953 feet) tall above sea level, Moon Lake Scenic Area is a landscape of lakes and hills which is mainly composed of Moon Lake, Dashanping and Shuicha River. In the scenic area, visitors can also find cliffside inscriptions, virgin forest, waterfalls, Danxia Landform and the sites of the Long March and other cultural and natural landscapes.

Other local scenic spots also include Sidonggou Scenic Spot and Jiuqu Lake. Endowed with so many beautiful scenes, Chishui provides the opportunity to see China's nature at its best.

Admission Fees: Bingan Ancient Town: CNY 20
China Jurassic Park: CNY 25
Yanziyan National Forest Park: CNY 25
Sidonggou: CNY30 for the entrance fee, CNY 30 for the round-trip sight-seeing bus  
Transportation: 1. Take tourism speical lines from Chishui Old Passenger Transport Station (located on the West Renmin Road in the downtown area) to the scenic spot.
2. Hire a cab to visit the scenic spot. It costs around CNY 200 per day.

- Last modified on Jul. 09, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Chishui Scenic Spot
Asked by Pichai from THAILAND | Jul. 09, 2019 10:07Reply
Is it supposed to make a one-day trip from Chongqing or Wulong to Chishui waterfall?
How long does it take by bus on this route?

Thank you
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Answered by Amy from AUSTRALIA | Jul. 09, 2019 20:56

If you go from Chongqing, then it is possible. It takes 2.5 hours from Chongqing Coach Station to Chishui Coach Station, then you should take bus from it to waterfall with 1 hour on the way.
If you go from Wulong, then the time is too tight. It takes around 4 hours to Chishui firstly.
Asked by Tess from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 18, 2019 06:32Reply
I am researching how to get to Chishui from Guiyang city or from Caohai (Weining).
I guess there are buses but can you tell me where to find the times (or tell me)? I can read some Chinese...


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Answered by Teagan from DENMARK | Apr. 22, 2019 02:44

1. From Guiyang: Take a coach from Jinyang Coach Station to Chishui. The ticket fare is CNY150/person. The bus schedules are 09:00, 11:00 and 16:00
2. From Xianning: I didn't find direct coach.
Asked by Alex from FRANCE | Apr. 06, 2019 23:58Reply
I would like to go from Simian Shan Zhen to Chishui without coming back to Chongqing.
I have researched quite much, and it seems I have to do something like:

Simian Shan Zhen >>>> Jiangjin (江津区) (not sure)
Then go to Luzhou (泸州市)
And finally Luzhou to Chishui

Do you have any info about the local buses? Maybe there is a bus from Simian Shan Zhen directly to Luzhou?

Thank you very much!
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Answered by Oscar from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 09, 2019 02:32

You can take a bus from Simian Shan Zhen to Yibin Jiangan Bus Station and then take a bus to Luzhou. The bus departs from 6:20 to 15:40 with an interval about 0.5 to 1 hour. Then go from Luzhou to Chishui.
Answered by Alex from FRANCE | Apr. 11, 2019 00:27

Thank you very much!

Just wondering, is it "宜宾市" city? Because it seems to be after Luzhou, so quite far!

Or the bus going from Simian Shan Zhen to Yibin Jiangan Bus station stops in Luzhou?

Thank you!
Answered by Oscar from AUSTRALIA | Apr. 11, 2019 20:43

Yes, it is 宜宾市. They don't stop in Luzhou and you need to take a bus from Yibin to Luzhou. Because I haven't found any bus direct from Simianshan to Luzhou. However, you can try to search more information and verify it.
Answered by Alex from FRANCE | Apr. 12, 2019 02:25

Ok, thank you very much! It gives me a good idea of how to get there already. Then I will see for the details when I will be there.

Thank you very much again!

Have a great day!
Asked by Cecillie from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 29, 2017 22:04Reply
I wish there are more info on the net for Chishui.
How accesible are the scenic spots there? do they have buses to take you there? we plan on getting there from guiyang. Do you a schedule for the bus from guiyang to the city?

Is there a direct bus or train from Kaili to Chishui? if there is, how often do they traverse and what is the usual travel time? thank u
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Answered by Kayla from NEW ZEALAND | Aug. 30, 2017 20:04

Most visitors would like to enjoy the specific Danxia landform, CS Waterfall and Datong Ancient Town.
But as I know, few buses are available between the attractions.
The bus from Guiyang Jinyang Bus Station to CS leaves at 9:00, 11:00 and 16:00 and it takes CNY150, about 5 hours.
As for the bus from Kaili to CS, I didn’t find that, and I found others would transfer to Guiyang first. By the way, this bus leaves from Kaili Bus Station to Guiyang East Bus Station and is available from 7:00 to 9:30.
Answered by cecillie from PHILIPPINES | Aug. 31, 2017 16:41

thank you so much!
Asked by Jenny from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 03, 2017 23:42Reply
Chishui onward to Luobiao? (hanging coffins)
Hello after visiting Chishui I would like to go to see the hanging coffins any suggestions please.
I will get the bus to Yibin after Luobiao but best way to get there has me in circles!
Thank You for any advice
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Answered by Dave | Feb. 04, 2017 02:34

The public transport in that area is not so well developed. You need to make several transfers.
1. From Chishui to Luzhou by long-distance bus: There are many buses a day, departing from Jiuzhi Bus Station. Duration is about 1.5-2 hours.
2. From Luzhou to Gongxian County by long-distance bus: The bus departs at 07:30, 12:00 and 14:00 from Luzhou Guangchang Bus Station. Duration is about 3 hours.
3. Take a local mini bus from Gongxian County to Luobiao.

4. After sightseeing, you may need to get back to Gongxian to take a long-distance bus to Yibin. Remember to inquire the schedule when you reach Gongxian from Luzhou.
Answered by jenny from AUSTRALIA | Feb. 04, 2017 03:26

Thank you so much Dave
My Luobiao trip is now back on track
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