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One of the caves along Jiudongtian scenic spot's Liuchong River. [Photo by PengJiahan/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Jiudongtian in Bijie city, Southwest China's Guizhou province, is a national 4A-level scenic spot which is home to rivers, canyons, caves, sinkholes, peaks and fossils, making it "the encyclopedia of China's karst landscape".
Jiudongtian, which means "nine caves in the sky" in Chinese, is 60 kilometers away from Bijie's Dafang county and 50 km away from Nayong county. The area has an average annual temperature of 11.8 C, an average annual rainfall of 1,086 millimeters, and an annual sunshine of about 1,440 hours.
The scenic area is 23 km long and features nine huge caves along its 6-km long underground stream.
Tickets: 100 yuan ($14.73) per person, including boat tickets
Traffic: Buses from Bijie's Zhijin county or Dafang county to Maochang town