Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City in Hunan Province. It covers an area of 130 sq. km. (50 sq. mi.). It is famous for the vast forest peaks. In 1992, it was recruited in the World Natural Heritage List. This summer, travel to Hunan and see one of the unparalleled scenic splendors of spectacular mountains in China and the peculiar peaks yourself. Your splendid China mountain tour awaits you!
Can you still recall the movie in 2009, directed by James Cameron? Most of the people who have a virtual experience on planet Pandora were deeply falling into the spectacular fantasy world. While Avatar is starting his epic adventure in the Alien world, but actually the prototype of the scene is in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. In recent years, this place attracts 3 million visitors annually from all over the world.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park consists of several scenic spots – Huangshizhai, Yaozizhai, Yuanjiajie, Jinbian Stream (Golden Whip Creek), Four Creeks Gate, etc. The highest peak Doupeng Mountain is 1,890 m. (6,200 ft.). Tourists are free to select 3, 4 or 5 Stars hotels according to your budget. One of the amazing experiences in the forest park is to take the highest and fastest open elevator in the world to Yuanjiajie. Yuanjiajie is called the "Backyard Garden" of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. With an angle of 90 degrees? Can you hold on when the elevator moves directly soaring in clouds in a few seconds?
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has lots of species of plants that tourists do not know. For animals, the abundant forests offer those animals the ideal habitats to live in and sire for generations. There are in total more than 149 kinds of chordate animals living in the park. 28 species are under national protection, such as the Giant Salamander, Golden Pheasant, Rhesus Monkey and Musk Deer. Based on the condition of local specific geographical structure, the plants and animals can live better for what Zhangjiajie National Forest Park create a good environment for them. In 2004 it became a member of the first world Geoparks promulgated by the UNESCO.
People say it is meant to see the mountains in Zhangjiajie where as in Jiuzhaigou National Park to see its waters. There is hiding a beautiful valley – Jinbian Creek (Golden Whip Creek) in the park. Especially when the sun is rising up, with the fogs shrouding beyond the creek, the Golden Whip Creek is almost in a holy world, regardless of the noises in urban areas.
In Yuanjiajie scenic area, exists the second to none First Bridge under Heaven. The bridge connects two peaks together, forming a natural path. With a span over 30 m. (98 ft.), width about 4 m. (13 ft.), 300 m. (984 ft.) in height, raking the biggest nature- crafted stone bridge in the world. Around the concentric locks hanging on the railings, you can’t miss it if you pay a visit to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the so called odd mountain in China, is worth visiting in a life time of many mountains in china. This summer, travel to Hunan, with your beloved one in Yuanjiajie, walking the path between two peaks! Then you will discover that nature is really great.
Three classical tours:
- 8 Day Two National Reserves - Jiuzhaigou & Zhangjiajie
- Jiuzhaigou National Park and Huanglong 4 Day Bus Tour
- Daocheng, Yading Nature Reserve, Danba 8 Day Tour