The hills surrounding Chishui are covered by bamboos. You find parks you can wander around. It's very nice and refreshing during the hot days.
There 2-3 old villages near Chishui. Some of them have an entry fee, others don't. I don't remember the names of the villages, but the fee is not so high (15-20 rmb, I think). As we visited them in low season, we were the only tourists. I have no idea of crowds during holidays. What I think is that Chishui is not well known, so doesn't attract so many people. The villages don't have cars traffic. To reach one of them you need to cross a suspension bridge and ... no touts, no vendors, no tourists shops....
A small river with falls in a bamboo forest. A very beautiful place to spend a day walking. It's possible to swim and you find restaurants on the way.
As Chishui is in the middle of very large bamboos forests, there is a lot of chopsticks manufactures.
You can see the chopsticks drying on the steets and walk inside the houses where they are made.