Plan your Zhangjiajie Tour? Zhangjiajie City, located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie has a first-rate scenic area at Wulingyuan. Tourism is the city’s main industry.
The scenic area covers 369 sq km, and is famous for its over 3,000 grotesque quartz rocks. Zhangjiajie is also inhabited by more than 20 ethnic groups, including Tujia, Miao and Bai. The multiple cultures and different customs of the different ethnic groups are blended with each other.
•Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
•Fenghuang Old City
•Yellow Dragon Cavern
•Golden Whip Stream
Your Zhangjiajie Trip starts with Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Lying in the northwest of Hunan province, it covers 4810 hectare, 32 kilometers from Zhangjiajie city, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was recognized as the first national forest park in China. The park is famous for its strange peaks, quiet valleys and elegant forest.
In spring it is drowned by fragrance of brilliant flowers. In summer with cool wind, it is the great resort for leisure and relaxation. Mountains are decorated by red leaves and wild fruits in autumn whereas by glittering snow in winter. Different seasons show different sceneries in the park, which also make it an ideal destination for tour and holiday.
Opening Time: 07:00-18:00
How to get there: There are Special Tourist Buses from the downtown area of Zhangjiajie to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
Bounded by Suoxi Valley on the east, Zhangjiajie on the south, Sangzhi County on the north, Tianzi Mountain is one of the four scenic zones in Wulingyuan.
Tianzi Mountain is regarded as the top site to see sandstone peaks in high density, covering 9,000 hectare with the highest altitude 1262.5 meters at Kunlun Mountain.
The landscape here varies in different seasons and also in one day, which makes Tianzi Mountain a very interesting destination. There are four highlights for the breathtaking sceneries: peak forest, cloud sea, sunrise and winter snow. Cloud and mist in Tianzi Mountain enjoys high reputation nationwide, especially just after the rain, which adds much charm to Tianzi Mountain.
Ticket Price 62Yuan
Opening Time: 07:00-18:00
How to get there: Take a minibus from the downtown area to Tianzi Mountain. The minibus to Tianzi Mountain sets off every 30 minutes
Embraced by continuous mountains, the artificial Baofeng Lake (Treasure-Peak Lake) is located in the Suoxiyu Scenic Area in the south of Suoxiyu Town of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province.
Reputed as the abode of fairy mother goddess on earth, the Baofeng Lake is a rare high gorges lake and shaped by surrounding mountains into a narrow strip. Green trees and stone peaks of various shapes surround the lake. There are also marvelous running waterfalls, pouring out like troops from heaven descending to the world.
Ticket Price: 78Yuan
Opening Time: 06:30-18:30
How to get there: take the minibus from Zhangjiajie Long-distance Bus Station to Wulingyuan Town, then take a motor tricycle to Baofeng Lake
Discovered by local villagers in 1983 in Zhangjiajie and opened to tourists in 1984, Yellow Dragon Cave is regarded as the most beautiful cavern in China by some tourist.
The Yellow Dragon Cave system covers a proven area of 140 meters. The inner recess is divided into four layers, two dry ones and two possessing waterways. The tally of natural wonders includes: one natural reservoir, 2 underground rivers, 3 pools, 4 waterfalls, 13 grand halls, 96 passageways and hundreds of thousands of stalagmites, columns and stalactites.
Ticket Price 82Yuan
Opening Time: 08:00-16:00
How to get there: take the minibus from Zhangjiajie Long-distance Bus Station to Wulingyuan Town, then take a motor tricycle to Yellow Dragon Cave
The Golden Whip Stream is one of the most attractive travel spot in Zhangjiajie which flows between steep grotesque peaks and luxuriant trees.
Named after the Golden Whip Rock that it flows by, this stream, 5.7 kilometers long (3.5 miles), joins the Lute stream in the west and Suoxi Stream in the east. A 300-meter (984 feet) walk from the gate of the park will lead you to the entrance of the Golden Whip Stream. Flanked by ridges and peaks, the crystal clear water makes it possible to observe every action of the fish in the water. Wild flowers are in abundance here.
Ticket Price: 15Yuan
Opening Time: 08:00-18:00
How to get there: After you have entered Zhangjiajie Forest Park, walking straight for 300 meters, the Golden Whip Stream is right there.
Located in Zhangjiajie, the meaning of the valley name is: “fog laden village” in the dialect of the local Tujia people.
Suoyi Valley Nature Reserve connected to Zhangjiajie in southwest and abutted to Tianzi Mountain in northwest contains tourist sites of over 200.
Suoxi Valley covers an area of more than 180 square kilometers. It has uniquely-shaped peaks and cliffs as well as clear streams and brooks and waterfalls. Tourists have a chance to explore Ten-li Corridor, which looks like outdoor sculpture showroom.
Ticket Price: 62Yuan
Opening Time: 07:00-18:00
How to get there: take Buses No. 7 or 9 from downtown area to Suoxi Valley; or rent a car to get there
Phoenix Ancient Town is a town out of time, at the southwest ridge of central China’s Hunan province, and 200km away from Zhangjiajie.
Hemmed in by rolling mountains and watered by a smoothly flowing river, flagstone streets, rows of traditional wooden houses built on stilts, towers, bridges everywhere, small boats rowed down the river, that’s a portrait of Fenghuang. It’s an authentic ancient town not too touristy.
Imagine wandering the narrow streets of this “Ancient City of History and Culture,” dancing and singing with local Miao and Tujia people, listening to an old man telling ancient fairy tales, and wondering how this small city nourished so many famous writers and artists…
Ticket Price: 168Yuan
Opening Time: the whole day
How to get there: There are minibuses at Jishou Station to Phoenix Town from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.