Top Things to Do in Zhangjiajie by Catherine


Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in Hunan Province, China. Zhangjiajie is home to striking sandstone and quartz cliffs and has become internationally re-known since the release of the 2009 movie Avatar. When you comes to Zhangjiajie, visitors will able enjoy breathtaking scenery (scenic inspiration of Avatar) but also discover a lot about China including its Chinese folk custom.

1. Admire Hallelujah Mountain of Avatar in Zhangjiajie
The 3,544ft Southern Sky Column is one of 3,000 in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and it became the inspiration for the magical 'floating peaks' of Hallelujah Mountain in Avatar. It even had been officially renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain" in honor of the success film of Avatar. Besides have a look to this scenic, visitors also could explore many main tourist attractions such as Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream, Yuanjiajie, Yaozi Village, Pipa Stream and so on.

2. Short Break to Tianmen Mountain
ZhangjiajieHeaven Linking Avenue, Most Amazing Mountain Road on Earth

Regarded as the "Soul of Zhangjiajie", Tianmen Mountain stands 4,980 feet (the highest in Zhangjiajie). Boasts a primitive forest, numerous rare tree species, medicinal herbs and an abundance of fauna, it is famous unique natural miracle. Tiananmen Mountain has also famous for its 4 wonders including its longest mountain cableway in the world (more than 4.5 miles), starting from the city center of Zhangjiajie to the 'Hanging Garden' on the peak. This amazing man made project will bring visitors during their Zhangjiajie Tour to enjoy breathtaking mountain views and landscapes. Besides the cableway and Hanging Garden, there are Heaven linking Avenue (most amazing mountain road in the world) and Tianmen Cave, another two wonders at Tianmen Mountain.

3. Explore the World Famous Yellow Dragon Cave
ZhangjiajieColorful Stalagmites inside Yellow Dragon Cave

Located in the east of the Zhangjiajie, Yellow Dragon Cave or also called as Huanglong Cave in Chinese known as the wonder of the world caves. So far, the discovered cave is about 15 kilometers long and 140 meters high, covering an area of 48 hectares. The cave canbe divided into two parts dry cave and water cave. Stalactites, stalagmites, stone blossoms, stone curtains from variety of fantastic shapes can be seen here.

4. Enjoy Tianmen Fox Fairy Show
Performs daily at the foot of Tianmen Mountain at the Grand Valley, Tianmen Fox Fairy Show has known as the first musical drama in the world. With the actual high mountains and deep valleys as the stage background, visitors can find beautiful setting everywhere from the open air drama. Here you can listen to sweet music, admire colorful lighted scenes, and experience the strong folk custom of Tujia and Miao minorities.

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Picturesque Zhangjiajie National Forest Park by Sarah


Zhangjiajie in Hunan Province has become more famous since the release of the 2009 movie Avatar. Enjoy the spectacular views with visiting the area, know better about Zhangjiajie before your visit.

What is Zhangjiajie Like?
Zhangjiajie is located in the northwest Hunan Province. It is divided into four regions: Zhangjiajie National Park, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and Yangjiajie Scenic Area. Do you watch the Avatar movie? Yes if you watch it, you will have the imagination what Zhangjiajie could be like. The Pandora Hallelujah Mountain in Avatar movie got the image of Zhangjiajie. Come to the national park then you will personally see how the Hallelujah Mountain it is.

Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkZhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Park is home to breathtaking natural landscapes, a variety of animals and plants, and is famous for its unique peaks, quiet valleys and elegant forests. There has more than 3,100 towering quartz pillars including Hallelujah Mountain. Not only becomes a home for beautiful and charming scenic views, Zhangjiajie also become a home to three ethnic groups include Tujia, Bai and Miao, which make up 70% of the local population. These Chinese ethnic minority groups are offers their traditional culture include festivals, traditional, architectural styles, language etc.

Around Zhangjiajie, there have lots of interesting scenic areas include Baofeng Lake, Yellow Dragon Cave, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, and others. Covering a total area of 396 square kilometers, Zhangjiajie also has been listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1992 for its lush vegetation, unique sandstone pillars, pristine waters and a wide variety of species of flora and fauna.

Entrance Ticket and Cable Car
You can get the entrance ticket in the main entrance which costs 245 RMB and includes 3 day park pass, free rides on the internal bus system, and some sort of insurance. You can get a discount ticket if you are 60 years old or older and student which bring student card.

There have two cable car routes and two main ticketing gates (one at Zhangjiajie, in the west side) and one at Wulingyuan, east side.

How to get Zhangjiajie?
Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkTravel in Zhangjiajie

By plane:
Hehua Airport (Lotus Airport), the airport in Zhangjiajie, serves over 20 destinations to mainland Chinese cities, such as Changsha, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, and Beijing.
By train:
Zhangjiajie has two railway stations in total. By train you could reach Zhangjiajie from many big cities around China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha and others. From Zhangjiajie Railway Station, visitors could reach the center of the city by bus (20 minutes) from just the opposite of the railway station.
By Bus:
From the downtown, there are several bus routes to the Zhangjiajie. Make sure and check the route before your trip.

Have a majestic nature view around, Zhangjiajie has already become one of the most popular tourists destinations today. Discover the beauty and charm of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park now!

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