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ZiJin Cave (9th Sep)
 
  I finished my unexpected duties in GuiZhou, so I get to have a holiday, alone, today. 

  I am visiting ZiJin [Purple-Gold More Detail] Cave today. I am told it's the "number one cave between sky & earth" (sky & earth is just a figure of speech. Means in China). It takes 2 hours to walk thru the cave.

The cave was originally named "Catch Chicken Cave" when a few farmers stumbled into this huge underground world chasing after a chicken. When the government started to develop the cave as a tourist attraction, it's renamed after the ZiJin county it's located in.

But I like "Catch Chicken Cave" better.

 
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No talking, enjoy the view. 
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img_7869s.jpgOk, got to comment on this. This is an area created in the middle of the cave for shows. There is a thick layer of cement on the ground and all sorts of unnecessary human touch. While fellow visitors cheers on, my heart aches.
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This is 1 of the 3 treasures of the cave. It's like a soldier's helmet but I didn't get a good shot of it. 
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Without size reference, you have no idea this area has the width of a football field.
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This is treasure #2. The Ganoderma Pillar. It's 260 ft. tall. 
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Tall, and with lots of details. Very beautiful.
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This is another treasures of the cave. Don't remember the name though.
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It grows upwards! However, fellow visitors are too noisy I can't make out what the tour guide says about how this is formed.
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The entrance, and exit of the cave. That was a long walk.
  
  Going back to GuiYang. Feeling lazy and totally satisfied.
 
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Caves everywhere. Want to climb that one as well.
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Kids walking home after school.
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Thru the fields .. ..
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Goodbye the familiar GuiZhou landscape.
  

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My dream trip ends. But I am sure I will be back to help the kids.

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