Jinshagou Nature Reserve Travel Guide

Jinshagou Nature Reserve is one of the prettiest areas in Guizhou Province. It is located in northwest Guizhou, not far from the border of Sichuan and the town of Chishui.

Jinshagou Nature Reserve lies 45kms from Chishui City and comes with the Chishui National Nature Reserve. Luzhou Airport is not far away in Sichuan, while Chongqing’s Chongqing Airport and Guizhou’s Guiyang Airport are also within reach. Most people arrive here on tours from Chishui.

Chishui National Nature Reserve is incorporated into Jinshagou Nature Reserve and is the most interesting part of it. It is strewn with waterfalls, creeks and dense vegetation and has some good hiking.

The main area for looking at nature near Chishui is the Shizhangdong Scenic Area. It is also about 40kms from Chishui and comes with the huge Shizhangdong Falls. They are China’s second largest falls and drop for over 70m. Closer to Chishui is the Sidonggou Valley with its fossils, unique ferns and bamboo forests.

Getting There & Away

Jinshagou Nature Reserve is accessed by bus from Chishui on the Guizhou/Sichuan border, 45kms away or an hour-long journey. For convenience, Luzhou Airport is 100kms away in Sichuan, while Guiyang Longdongbao Airport is the main air facility in Guizhou and a 9-hour trip along the Guiyang-Chongqing Expressway. The airport serves Beijing in 2 hours, 40 minutes.