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Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Pictures, Images & Photos

Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Are you planning your Hunan Tour? Hunan Province is also nicknamed “Xiang” named after the 817km Xiang River, the largest river in Hunan, passing Yongzhou, Hengyang, Changsha and emptying itself into Dongting Lake connected to Yangtze River.

The western Hunan (also known as “Xiang Xi”) has two world famous destinations – Zhangjiajie (Wulingyuan Scenic Area)  and Fenghuang ( ancient town ). Wulingyuan Scenic Area was listed with UNESCO World Heritage 1992. Wulingyuan Scenic Area is  famous for its unique hills, queer rockss and peaks, tranquil valleys, clear streams, abundant fauna and flora and hospitable climate.

This world heritage site is popularly known as “Zhangjiajie Senic Area” rather than “Wulingyuan” mainly because Wulingyuan Scenic Area is under the administration of Zhangjiajie City.

Fenghuang (Phenix Ancient Town) is a well-preserved ancient town with many distinctive architectural remains of Ming and Qing styles. In the old town, people would take a boat cruise in the beautiful Tuo River, appreciate the unique architecture of local people, taste the culture of Miao minority people.

Hunan Tourist Map

Hunan Tourist Map

The regional capital city of Changsha is the main transport hub which brings you to Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang Old Town by bus. In addition, the city of Zhangjiajie has an airport and a railway station as well connecting you to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other cities.

People often uses Zhangjiajie as springboard to head to Fenghuang Ancient Town, about 210 km to the southwest of Zhangjiajie. If you are interested in organized Zhangjiajie Tour, you may check out the link Zhangjiajie Tour or Hunan Tour.

Have a virtual photo tour below of Xiang Xi (the Western Hunan Province).

Well known for its featuring peaks, and spectacular forests

Well known for its featuring peaks, and spectacular forests

 

 Zhangjiajie Sandstone Peak Forest

Zhangjiajie Sandstone Peak Forest

The huge square peak on the summit

The huge square peak on the summit

Like slender beauties standing quiete

Like slender beauties standing quiet

Clear streams in Zhangjiajie

Clear streams in Zhangjiajie

Beautiful water in Zhangjiajie

Beautiful water in Zhangjiajie

The ancient Fenghuang Town

The ancient Fenghuang Town

Traditional wooden hourse lined along Tuo River,a unique view

Traditional wooden hourse lined along Tuo River,a unique view

Boating Tuo River

Boating Tuo River

Water front buildings

Water front buildings

Green hills and water, and wooden houses

Green hills and water, and wooden houses

 

Fenghuang Old Town at night

Fenghuang Old Town at night

Charming mirror of the illuminated houses along Tuo River

Charming mirror of the illuminated houses along Tuo River

Beautiful night of Fenghaung Old Town

Beautiful night of Fenghaung Old Town

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What to see in Zhangjiajie

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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Tianzi Mountain in Zhangjiajie

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.

 
Features & Attractions
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Fenghuang Old City
Tianzi Mountain
Baofeng Lake
•Yellow Dragon Cavern
•Golden Whip Stream
Suoxi Valley
 
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
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.
Ticket Price::248Yuan
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.
 
Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve
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
 
Baofeng Lake
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
 
Yellow Dragon Cavern
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
 
Golden Whip Stream
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.
 
Suoxi Valley
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
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.
 
 
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When is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie?

Friday, February 18th, 2011
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Are you are going to have a Zhangjiajie Tour? Zhangjiajie City is located on the northwestern border of Hunan Province. The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a famous tourist spot in China, is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City.

Zhangjiajie belongs to subtropical humid monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. It’s neither cold in winter nor hot in summer.

When planning a trip to Zhangjiajie, one of the frequently asked questions likely to torment you is “When is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie?” Generally speaking, the scenery of Zhangjiajie varies from season to season.

So you are expected to enjoy different scenery in different seasons. Check out below to have some information on each season:

Zhangjiajie in Spring
The weather in spring of Zhangjiajie is pleasant. In spring, all the flowers on mountains blossom and mountains are luxuriantly green. The voices of kingfishers accompanied with the tinges of mountain make you feel relaxed.

Zhangjiajie in Spring

Zhangjiajie in Spring

Zhangjiajie in Summer
In summer, the temperature in Zhuangjiajie is comfortable. It is an ideal summer resort for you. It usually rains in June and July, but Zhangjiajie is more beautiful after rain and you can enjoy the cloud and fog spectacle in Tianmen Mountain, West Sea and other parts of Wulingyuan.

Zhangjiajie in Summer

Zhangjiajie in Summer

Temperature on mountains (above 1200 meters) will be about 3-5℃ lower than the mountain foot areas. Tourists should take a coat along when climbing mountains.

Zhangjiajie in Autumn
Most people think October in autumn are one of the best months to go traveling in Zhangjiajie. At that time, you can enjoy the most beautiful natural sights of Zhangjiajie. Visitors can have a drift in the splendid season.

There will be many visitors during the National Day between Oct. 1st to Oct. 7th every year. If you go to Zhangjiajie in this time, you’d better reserve a room in advance, or Just avoid going to Zhangjiajie during China Nantional Holiday.
Zhangjiajie in Autumn

Zhangjiajie in Autumn

Zhangjiajie in Winter
Winter in Zhangjiajie is not cold with the average temperature of 13℃. In winter, if you are fortunate enough to come across the snow, you will see the different beauty of Zhangjiajie.

All the mountains, trees, roads are covered by snow, and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park turns into a pure white world. The far away mountains bring you a feeling of mystery.

Zhangjiajie in Winter

Zhangjiajie in Winter


Zhangjiajie Travel Service

Zhangjiajie 3 Day Tour
Attractions: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ( Jinbian Brook and Huangshi Fort), Tianzi Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Tianmen Mountain
Way of Travel: Private transfer + Private city tours + hotel + air-conditioned vehicle + private tour guides + Entrance fees + Meals as listed
Departure Date: Daily ( Choose your own date )
Tour Code: ZJJ-01
Price: Starting from US$320 p/p

Zhangjiajie 4 Day Tour
Attractions: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ( Jinbian Brook and Huangshi Fort), Tianzi Mountain, Baofeng Lake and Tianmen Mountain
Way of Travel: Private transfer + Private city tours + hotel + air-conditioned vehicle + private tour guides + Entrance fees + Meals as listed
Departure Date: Daily ( Choose your own date )
Tour Code: ZJJ-02
Price: Starting from US$390 p/p
 Any questions,just drop a line.