The Zhijin Cave or as it was originally called the Daji Cave was discovered in 1980 by the Zhijin County Tourism Resources Exploration Team.
The cave consists of three layers and it extends for some 13.5 km and an over a total area of 7 km2. The Zhijin cave is believed to have the largest unsupported roof span of any cave in the world.
The cave consists of hundreds of crystalline formations and most notably the “Silver Rain Tree” which is a 17 m tall rare flower-like transparent crystal.
The surrounding area, known as the Guizhou Zhijin Cave Scenic Area with the nearby Zhijin Old Town and Luojie River Scenic Area serving as other attractions to visit close to the cave.