|Location:||Zhijin, Province Gui Zhou. 152km northwest of Gui Yang, the provincial capital of Gui Zhou. 122km from An Shun.|
|Light:||electric, but bring torch and extra batteries|
|Guided tours:||L=10,000m. (?)|
|Address:||Zhijindong, P.O. Box 406, Zhijin 552100, Guizhou, Tel: +86-8577812018, Fax: +86-8577812019.|
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|1993||opened to the public.|
The dimensions of 织金洞 (Hen Hitting Cave) are really impressive. The cave system has a legth of some 12km, so it is not among the long caves of the world. But the size of the passages and chambers is really impressive. The normal height and width of the main passage is between 60m and 100m. Some chambers reach a height of 150m and a width of 175m.
There is also a tallest stalagmite of the world in Zhi Jin Cave. They talk about a 70m high formation, with many other stalagmites being 40m high. We believe, that this really is the biggest stalagmite.
The visit to this cave seems to be rather adventurous. The tour guides are said to save a little on the electric light and the paths are rather irregular hacked into sloping limestone escarpments. So good shoes, appropriate clothing and torches are a good idea.