Zhangjiajie Travel Guide
Location: Zhangjiajie is located Wulingyuan Scenic Area which was designed a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1992.
Area: 9,653 square kilometers
Nationalities: Han, Miao, Bai, Tu, and Hui
History: The city itself used to be named Dayong, and has a recorded history dating back to 221BC. The new name of Zhangjiajie City was adopted in 1994, after the National Forest Park in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area in order to give it more prominence and after this site had been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. The National Forest Park had been given the name of Zhangjiajie after the name of a small village located within its bounds, and now a popular tourist attraction within the park.
Climate: Located in the northwest of Hunan province, Zhangjiajie boasts a humid subtropical and monsoonal climate with plentiful sunshine and rainfall. It has long frost-free period and short cold period with distinct four seasons. It is not too cold in winter and nor hot in summer with an annual average of 16℃ as well as average rainfall of 1400mm. The frost-free period lasts about between 216 and 269 days.
Attraction: There are over 300 marvelous scenic spots in Zhangjiajie, such as Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie and Baofeng Lake. As the core of Zhangjiajie attractions, Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area is composed of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, two major Nature Reserves -Tianzi Mountain and Suoxi Valley and the new Yangjiajie Scenic Area, stretching over a total area of 397 square kilometers. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, set up in 1982, is the first authorized national forest park in China, featured by its unique hills, queer ridges and peaks, tranquil valleys, clear streams, abundant fauna and flora and hospitable climate. There are six main scenic spots and over 90 smaller ones in the park，which will bring you a lot of excitement and fun……….More Tips
Dining: Generally speaking, food in Zhangjiajie is characterized by Xiang cuisine, one of China's famed eight cuisines. Most of the dishes are very hot and spicy, sometimes using liquor as an ingredient. The most famous part of this cooking style is the Tujia dishes because of their rich national characteristics, particular materials and unique flavors……More Tips
Shopping: As a mountainous city, Zhangjiajie boasts many of local products grown on the mountain, such as kiwi fruit, Qingyan green tea, lobster flower-scented green tea, pine mushrooms and wild arrowroot starch……More Tips
Nightlife: Zhangjiajie nightlife is different from the nightlife of big cities. It is colorful too in different local flavor. At night, the streets of Zhangjiajie are full of vendors selling barbecue and local snacks. Zhangjiajie has bars, foot massages, karaoke, bars, dance halls and so on. Then you must have no idea of many folk customs are so attractive…….More Tips
Transportation: As a newly-rising tourist city, the transportation of Zhangjiajie has been developing dramatically to form crisscrossing road net work with highways, railway and airlines…More Tips
Hotel: As a new-rising tourist city, the hotels in Zhangjiajie developed. The most recommended are Tianzi Grand Hotel, Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie International Hotel, Hunan Pipaxi Hotel, Zhangjiajie….More Tips
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