Zhijin Cave Scenic Spot

Nature

Zhijin Cave Scenic Spot

by Live in Guizhou


Image Source: Sina News

Zhijin Cave Scenic Spot is located in Zhijin County, Guizhou Province. The only world-level geopark in Guizhou province, the Zhijin Cave, was opened to the public in 1985. It has a subtropical plateau climate with a constant internal temperature of 10 to 16 ℃ and boasts the most extensive and most well-developed karst landform in China. The cave integrates different functions, including scientific research popularization, sightseeing and entertainment.

The Zhijin Cave Scenic Area has a comprehensive karst system with multiple strata and types of composition and features. Divided into four layers, the cave has been surveyed at 12.1 kilometers, with a maximum span of 175 meters of a single cavity and 150 meters in relative height difference. The total area of the cave is more than 700,000 square meters, divided into 12 holes, which are given such appealing names as the “Talin Hole,” “Wanshou Palace,” and “Lingxiao Hall.”

With great geological and aesthetic value, the Zhijin Cave enjoys the highest distribution density and most affluent types of stalactites. It is filled with more than forty kinds of deposits, including stalagmites, stalagmites and clients. The breathtaking karst landscapes paint the cave as an “Underground Art Treasure House” and a “Karst Museum.”