About 100km from Anshun (3hr) or 150km from Guiyang (4hr 30min) – there’s direct traffic from either – the dismal country town of ZHIJIN (织金, zhījīn) sits among some gorgeous limestone pinnacles, beneath which are the astounding Zhijin Caves (织金洞, zhījīn dòng), which lie 25km northeast. The immensely impressive caves are absolutely worth the money; tours with Chinese commentary last a solid two hours and wind through untold numbers of caverns, the largest of which is 240m long, 170m wide and 60m high.