Chishui Danxia Tourism Area, Guizhou province
(赤水丹霞旅游区 chì shuǐ dān xiá lǚ yóu qū)
Location: Chishui county, Zunyi city, Guizhou province
Websites: www.csdxcn.com(Cn), english.csdxcn.com (En)
Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA
Package Ticket Price:
General admission: 180 yuan($27.86)/person
1. Tickets need to be booked online at
http://shop.csdxcn.com/web/index.html (Chinese language interface)
2. Children under the age of 14 (inclusive) or 1.4 meters (inclusive) in height and senior citizens aged 60 and above, people who have a disability, reporters, tour guides, travel agency managers, drivers of tourist groups, servicemen, and local residents from Chishui county can enter free of charge.
3. Half-price concessions are available for full-time university undergraduates, and primary and secondary school students.
Covering a total area of 36.3 square kilometers, the Chishui Danxia Tourism Area is composed of the three scenic spots of the Great Waterfall of Chishui, the Buddha Light Rock, and the Swallow Rock.
Featuring spectacular waterfalls, magnificent Danxia landforms, vast bamboo forests, and lush spinulose tree ferns, the area also integrates mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and rare animals and plant species. As a key national scenic area, a national geological park, a national forest park, and a national nature reserve, the Chishui Danxia Tourism Area is the core scenic area of the Chishui Danxia Landform, a World Natural Heritage.
Within it you can see gorgeously red Danxia cliffs, soaring peaks and narrow ridges, rocks in various shapes, huge caves, and beautiful Danxia valleys, green forests, waterfalls and springs, all of them extremely enchanting.
The Chishui Danxia Landform represents the most typical and beautiful, and the best Danxia landform landscape in the world with its diverse ecological environments. Home to 2,359 species of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered ones hidden in primeval forests, bamboo forests, and spinulose tree ferns, it resembles a rare ruby wrapped in green velvet.
Covering an area of more than 1,300 sq km, the Chishui Danxia Landform, a typical Danxia landform in its ancient years, is still the largest and the most stunning and spectacular such landform in China, prized as the best in the country.
The core area of the Chishui Dannxia Landform covers 273.64 sq km, making it the largest of the six renowned Danxia landforms in China. In 2010, together with the Danxia landforms in five other tourist attractions, namely Danxia Mountain in Guangdong, the Taining Scenic Area in Fujian, Longhu Mountain in Jiangxi, Jianglang Mountain in Zhejiang, and Langshan Mountain in Hunan, it was inscribed on the World Natural Heritage List as China Danxia.