Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

• Address: Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China, 427400
• WeBsite: https://www.zjjpark.com/
• Phone: +86 0744-5712189 2015
• Established: 1982
• Area: 4,810 ha (18.6 sq mi)
• Tickets:248 CNY/Person(including the sightseeing car fee;valid within 4 days.)

Time: The same scenery vary from time to time.Morning, Noon, Afternoon,dusk, rainy day,fog day…all different.
Angle: Even the same scenery vary from different angle of observation at same time,.
Luck: The sun-set sun-rise, cloud sea, fog sea…depends on the time and luck.

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The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (Chinese: 湖南张家界国家森林公园) is one of several national parks within the Wulingyuan Scenic Area.
It’s 32 KM apart from ZhangJiaJie City.
It’s mainly composed by 6 parts:Gold Whip Stream (金鞭溪)、HuangShiZhai(黄石寨)、Mount TianZi(天子山)、YuanJiaJie(袁家界)、YangJiajie(杨家界)、SuoYuXi Stream(索溪峪)Ten Mile Gallery(十里画廊)六大景区
Gold whip stream and suxiyu and ten mile gallery are at the foot , the other tourist attractions site are at the top of mount.
there are cable car or elevator or sightseeing bus to connect the foot and top.

 

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it’s big and complicated, WestChinaGo suggest that spend at least 2 days for visiting. 

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Feature

The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Covering a land area of 369km2, harbors an array of magnificent sandstone, stone forest and canyon landforms, featuring spectacular peaks of all forms,such as prototypes of world-famous “Hallelujah Mountains”.
There is no photo that could show splendor and grandeur of this place.

Experience your get in the place is much better than you can imagine.

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How to get to Zhangjiajie Forest Park from Zhangjiajie DownTown

By Taxi
usually from zhangjiajie downtown to wulingyuan admission entrance, duration time is about 50 mins.
useful chinese for taxi driver
请载我们到张家界森林公园铜锣鼓门票站 A point in the map
By Bus     

 

From ZhangJiaJie Bus station:位于张家界市区、回龙路与人民路交叉口的汽车站,每天有不少班次直接发往国家森林公园。路程约32km,票价11元,10分钟一班,约40分钟可到达;最晚是7点的.
From WuLingYuan Bus station:30分钟一班,票价10元,车程40分钟左右。
最早班06:30,最晚班17:30.
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ZhangJiaJie-National Forest Park Charter Car, car rental

ZhangJiaJie City-ZJJ National Forest Park Car Rental

5 seats car with driver
65 USD /single trip

ZhangJiaJie-National Forest Park Charter Car, car rental

ZhangJiaJie City-ZJJ National Forest Park Charter Car

7 seats car with driver
85 USD /single trip

Including:
  • 5 seats or 7 seats car with good condition
  • single way trip
  • Parking fee,fuel cost,toll gate fee…
  • Driver‘s MEAL
  • insurance coverage of passengers
  • ChengDu Hotel Pick up and drop off

Excluding:

  • scenic spot admission tickets
  • scenic spot cable car…
  • personal expense
  • english tour guide
  • tips for driver, depends on service

zhangjiajie national forest park tourist map

YuanJiaJie
YangJiaJie
Mount TianZi
HuangShiZhai
Gold Whip Stream
10 Mile Gallery
Tourist Map
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Yuanjiajie is the most relaxed and popular scenic spot in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Travel agencies like to go. If you play carefully, it takes a total of 2 hours.
Yuanjiajie contains four attractions, all on one road. If you come from the chaos, you will arrive at the back garden in turn – the enchanted platform – the Qiankun column – the first bridge in the world. However, if the white dragon ladder comes up and takes the eco-car, it will first arrive at the Qiankun column, then turn left to go to the enchantment platform. The back garden does not have to go. It is the same scene as the ecstasy, and the angle is not as good as the ecstasy. it is good. Then turn right to the first bridge in the world.
1、后花园 (back garden)

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2、迷魂台
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袁家界 – 迷魂台
3、乾坤柱
乾坤柱是因作为电影《阿凡达》哈利路亚山原型而闻名。
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袁家界 – 乾坤柱
4、天下第一桥
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袁家界 – 天下第一桥
从天下第一桥继续往前走,就到天桥车站了,可以坐车去往山上其他景点。

1. There are several entrances to the forest park. Don’t take the two ticket stations of Yangjiajie and Tianzishan. It is too far away and the road conditions are very bad. It is recommended to enter from the forest park. If you do not live in the mountains, it is recommended to live in Wulingyuan in the next few days. It is a small town from the Wulingyuan ticket station. The environment is very good. It is convenient and quick to enter and leave the forest park from Wulingyuan.
2. There are many people waiting in line at each bus stop in the scenic spot. Try to reserve more time. The basic queue time is more than half an hour, every day.
3. If the physical strength is OK, don’t want to line up to take the Bailong elevator, you can go up the hill and go uphill, and walk slowly for an hour.
4. It is strongly recommended to take the line of the Shili Gallery on the mountain or down the mountain. There are countless observation decks on the road. The scenery is excellent. There are few streets on the observation deck on the mountain. There are few people, just look around and take pictures. Personally think that the scenery of the section of the Shili Gallery train is the most common line of the whole line, it is precisely this section, the tour group went the most.
5. The best place to watch the sunrise is in Daguantai. This is a well-known thing, but in fact, if you can see the clouds and the rainbow, you need luck. It is raining the night before, and I will be lucky to see it. If you love photography, you can refer to the weather first.

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杨家界总共有三条线:
1. Natural Great Wall
After taking the green car in the scenic spot and getting off at Yangjiajie, go up to the Yangjiajie cableway and go up in the direction. After the cableway, you will walk to the natural Great Wall in 5 minutes.
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Then return the original way. Walk along the other big road. After the next step, you will see the forked road. On the left is to go to the sky and the air corridor. On the right is to go to Wulongzhai and Tianbo.
2. Wulongzhai, Tianbofu
Go to Tianbofu for about 1.5 hours. Many people go to the small platform in Tianbofu. In fact, it is not necessary. The above perspective is not good. You can go around the place of “entrance” and “export” from below, and the angle of view is much better.
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Yangjiajie – Tianbofu
3. Step into the sky, air corridor
Return to the fork, and go to the left is the way to the sky and the air corridor.
Going to the sky and the air corridor, although it is very far away, it takes 3 hours to go back and forth, and it goes up and down, but all the essences of Yangjiajie are concentrated here. The large-scale peak wall landscape is very shocking. It is strongly recommended to go. It is the second best spot to be with the old house.

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china zhangjiajie yangjiajie tour
china zhangjiajie yangjiajie tour

Yangjiajie – Air Corridor

When you go to the forked place and go to the sky and the air corridor, you will first go through the five prayers, then go a little further. When you go to a canteen, you will see a path, only a few steps, on the ground. There is a stone tablet that goes to the direction of the first bridge in the world. After the road goes down 20 meters, I can see the crossroads and go to the left and right sides. Anyway, I am on the left side and can reach the Yangjiajie parking lot in a few minutes. The place has been saved for half an hour. After reading the steps and the air corridor, remember to go out from this path!

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Tianzishan mountain
Tianzi Mountain is the second most popular scenic spot except Yuanjiajie. Because the spots are concentrated and easy to play, it naturally becomes a place where the tour group is concentrated. It takes only 2 hours to play around in a circle.
1. Shentang Bay, Point Platform
The main viewpoint of Tianzi Mountain is in Helong Park, but there are two small points in front, namely Shentang Bay and Point Terrace. After getting on the bus and talking to the driver, he will stop at the corresponding point. The perspective of Shentang Bay is not very good. You can’t go, it’s better to order the station. There are very few people there, which is good for taking pictures.
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Tianzishan – Dianjiangtai
2, Helong Park
Helong Park is not big, there are five or six observation decks, but the best view is only one observation deck, which is the Xihai Peak Forest, or Yunqingyan.

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zhangjiajie mount tianzi tour

Tianzi Mountain – Helong Park

3. Fairy flower, Yubifeng, Tianzige, Samurai horses
After finishing the Helong Park, I went to a forked intersection and went up to take the cableway. At this time, you should turn to the right. There are still a few points to look at. There are fairy flowers, royal pens, emperor and samurai horses.

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zhangjiajie mount tianzi tour
zhangjiajie mount tianzi tour

Huangshizhai

Huangshizhai is an independent scenic spot, close to the Forest Park ticketing station. After entering the forest park ticket station, take 5 minutes to the big oxygen bar square, turn left to take the eco-car to the Huangshizhai cableway station.
Take a circle of the big loop for about 2 hours.
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The front mountain down the mountain road is to reach the big oxygen bar square, about 1 hour. Later, the mountain down the mountain road to the Huangshizhai cableway station.
Compared with several other scenic spots, the scenery of Huangshizhai is average, not very stunning, and it is the same peak forest as Yuanjiajie. If time is not enough, you can give up.

金鞭溪全长7.5公里,起点为大氧吧广场,终点为水绕四门,中点为千里相会。
zhangjiajie gold whip stream
zhangjiajie gold whip stream
zhangjiajie gold whip stream

ten mile gallery

There are small trains to sit, about 5 minutes in a single trip, more than 20 pieces. You can also walk, about half an hour one way. Take the eco-car to the Shili Gallery Station and walk back to the end of the Shili Gallery. If time is not enough, it is recommended to take the train directly.
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zhangjiajie ten mile gallery

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ZhangJiaJie Travel Guide

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ZhangJiaJie National Forest Park
  • Zhangjiajie Forest Park Scenic Spot includes Huangshizhai, Shadaogou, Jinbianxi, Yaozizhai, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area and Yangjiajie Scenic Spot;
  • The Suoxiyu Nature Reserve has developed 8 small scenic spots, including Xihai, Shili Gallery, Shuihuan Simen, Huanglong Cave, Baizhang Gorge, Baofeng Lake, etc.;
  • Tianzi Mountain Scenic Area has 5 main tourist areas: Tea Pan, Shentang Bay, Laowuchang, Huanglongquan, Fengqishan and Shijiatun;
  • Yangjiajie is located in the northwest of Wulingyuan, adjacent to Tianzishan in the north. There are three tourist areas, namely, Xiangxi River, Longquan Gorge and Baimen Valley. Tianbo House is also here.
  • If all is fully played, it will take about 6-7 days;

Tips:You are likely to be stunned by complex terrain and shredded sights. In fact, you only need to remember two points to identify the position:

1. Wulingyuan and Forest Park are the two most commonly used entrances. From one to the other, you can walk through the scenic area along the circular route.
2. The steep cliff divides the scenery into two on the mountain and under the mountain. In the area, the Golden Whip Creek and the two entrances are under the mountain. The rest of the attractions are on the hills. There are various ropeways and elevators under the hills and mountains. You can also walk along the stone steps.
3. There are many forks in the core scenic spot. Many beautiful scenic spots are relatively remote. From one attraction to another, tourists often cannot estimate the time correctly. It is a pure self-help tour. What people often encounter

ZhangJiaJie National Forest Park Tips
1. There are several entrances to the forest park. Don’t take the two ticket stations of Yangjiajie and Tianzishan. It is too far away and the road conditions are very bad. It is recommended to enter from the forest park. If you do not live in the mountains, it is recommended to live in Wulingyuan in the next few days. It is a small town from the Wulingyuan ticket station. The environment is very good. It is convenient and quick to enter and leave the forest park from Wulingyuan.
2. There are many people waiting in line at each bus stop in the scenic spot. Try to reserve more time. The basic queue time is more than half an hour, every day.
3. If the physical strength is OK, don’t want to line up to take the Bailong elevator, you can go up the hill and go uphill, and walk slowly for an hour.
4. It is strongly recommended to take the line of the Shili Gallery on the mountain or down the mountain. There are countless observation decks on the road. The scenery is excellent. There are few streets on the observation deck on the mountain. There are few people, just look around and take pictures. Personally think that the scenery of the section of the Shili Gallery train is the most common line of the whole line, it is precisely this section, the tour group went the most.
5. The best place to watch the sunrise is in Daguantai. This is a well-known thing, but in fact, if you can see the clouds and the rainbow, you need luck. It is raining the night before, and I will be lucky to see it. If you love photography, you can refer to the weather first.
Zhangjiajie Tour’s Accommadation:
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How to arrange accommodation in Zhangjiajie
1. Before (or after) the day of playing Tianmenshan, it is best to live near the railway station. There are many inns near the railway station. The conditions are similar, generally 100. -200 or so
2. In the forest park scenic spot, it is recommended to live in the village of Lilac.
Zhangjiajie scenic area is very large, generally have to play 2-3 days.
The scenery distinguishes between the mountain and the mountain, and most of the attractions are on the mountain. The scenic spots on the mountain definitely cannot be played.
If you don’t stay in the mountains for one night, you have to go back, but this is basically a three-hour walk.
It takes 2-3 hours to go down the mountain, and it takes a lot of effort; take a cableway or a Bailong ladder and pay for it.
And returning to the mountains in the next day, you need to spend another physical strength, money and time, so it is not worth the candle.
So most of the tourists choose to stay in the mountains for one night, which saves time, effort and money.

The cloves are full of shops, and they are very convenient to go to the environmental protection station.
I live in the first Xia Keju in the village of Clove, although the conditions are not very good, but the advantages are two:
One is cheaper, the second is the nearest to the station, and often comes back from the scenic spot, always It is hoped that the sooner you arrive at the inn, the better!
If you want to choose a better inn,
you can consider the Bajie Youth Hostel in Lilac Village, as well as Milan, snails, etc., and the reputation is good.

3. It is best to live in Wulingyuan that night before playing the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is relatively close to Wulingyuan.
End of the forest park in the evening, from Wulingyuan to the scenic spot, live in Wulingyuan, the most convenient way to go to the Grand Canyon.

Zhangjiajie Tour’s luggage
Due to the scenic spots in Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie’s consignment is very mature.
You can entrust any inn in the Zhangjiajie urban area,
or at the central bus station, check in the luggage to the designated inn on the mountain,
as long as the name, mobile phone No., and the name of the inn, 20 yuan per piece of luggage.
Similarly, when in the mountains,
can also entrust the inn on the mountain to check the baggage to the city’s central bus station or any designated inn.
The baggage check-in can be done by any inn.
Before Zhangjiajie Tour:
1, the less the better the bag, because the daily accommodation in the mountains is not fixed, it will be very tired to carry the bag all the way;
2, it is best to bring an umbrella or buy a disposable raincoat in advance, the price is more expensive in the scenic area, the rainy season It is best to wear waterproof shoes. There are shoe covers sold in the scenic area but not slippery;
3, sunscreen products with a good index of 30 or more, mosquitoes, sunglasses, sun hats and at least three sets of replacement underwear and socks, some paper towels And wet wipes for disinfection, shoes should wear thick and non-slip sneakers;
4, with a band-aid, anti-inflammatory tablets, antidiarrheal tablets and other drugs.

 

Dressing guide:

The temperature difference between day and night in Zhangjiajie is large, and the temperature difference between the four seasons is relatively small. The temperature difference between the core scenic spot of Zhangjiajie and the urban area is about 5-10 °C, the hottest city is 39 °C, and the scenic spot is about 30 °C.
4-6 months, September-November: The temperature in the spring and autumn is lower than that in the city. In the early summer, you still need to wear long-sleeved clothes. In the evening, you should also be covered with a thin stomach. Keep warm, especially in the rainy season in May. With umbrella or raincoat.
7-8 months, December-February: Summer is very cool on the mountain, pay attention to sun protection in the city; snow will be on the mountain in winter, with trekking poles, non-slip shoes, keep warm.

Zhangjiajie Tour Other notes:
(1) The rainy mountain road is slippery, rain and fog will cause the line of sight to be unclear. It is best not to risk mountain climbing in the rain.
(2) During the golden week and summer vacation, it is the tourist season, and the prices of various services are rising. Traffic, accommodation and other inconvenience;
(3) all places to pay can bargain, especially for meals, accommodation and chartered cars, generally can get 7 or 8 fold; can be better with peers, many costs can be flat Booths can also be taken care of each other;
(4) Tickets can be placed at the ticket office of most attractions, for 2 yuan, generally not lost;
(5) Pay attention to the special vehicles of the legal tour group. Recognize the documents of the tour guides and porters;
(6) Don’t be wild and bonfire in the scenic area;
(7) Don’t be curious about the sudden quarrel or some strange scenes. Stealing and robbing;
(8) For areas marked as “forbidden to pass” and “dangerous”, do not venture to try;
(9) It is more energy-consuming to climb a mountain, and you can prepare a little dry food and bottled drink water to fill your hunger. , reduce travel expenses. Money should be dispersed, if there is a national bank card, it is best to bring it, and ID card;
(10) There is a baggage check-in service between the train station and the scenic spot in Zhangjiajie Scenic Area, you can be near the train station. The check-in point will ship the baggage to the home to be stayed. Conversely, the baggage can also be checked in to the train station in advance, and you can go directly to it at the time of arrival, each baggage is 10 yuan. It is recommended that before consignment, it is best to confirm with the owner of the accommodation whether there is such a business in their home for consignment and receipt;
(11) Don’t trust the words of the so-called travel agency staff on the train. After they recruited people, they usually resold them to travel agencies at a price of 100-150 yuan/person. The management is not perfect.
(12) The three groups of monkeys in the scenic area are the “head snakes” here. Don’t provoke them, don’t expose food, so as not to be hurt by monkeys while robbing them;
(13) It is not necessary to climb the mountain at night, but it is best to have a flashlight in Zhangjiajie to prevent accidents.
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How To Plan ZhangJiaJie National Forest Park Tour

How To Plan ZhangJiaJie National Forest Park Tour

ZhangJiaJie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

• Chinese Name:张家界森林公园
• Address:WulinYuan,Zhangjiajie City,Hunan Province,China
• Nearest city: Zhangjiajie, Hunan province, China.
• Location: Wulingyuan Scenic Area (武陵源).
• Square: 48 sq. km
• Ticket: 248 / 298 RMB
• website://zjjnfp.com/
• Work hours: 7.00 am – 6.00 pm
• Time for visiting: 2-3 days
• Tourists: many
• Best time for visiting: september, october.
• Must see areas: Yuanjiajie, Yellow Stone Village, Tianzi Mountain.

What Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Have?

ZhangJiaJie Tour Attraction are made of 3 main parts:
  1. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park(Wulingyuan)
  2. Mount Tianmen
  3. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon&Class Bridge
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This artical is based on zhangjiajie National Forest Park , which is core tourist attraction in zhangjiajie.

zhangjiajie National Forest Park have following Block: zhangjiajie tourist map

And each above tourist attractions have many sub-tourist attractions, for example, huangshizhai have more than 70 little tourist attractions.

Gold Whip Stream,SuoYu Stream ,Ten Mile Gallery locate at the ground, the other tourist attractions locate at the mount top

Nearby Tourist Attractions:

What Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Entrance |Exit Gate?

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there are 5 entrance gate in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. And the zjj luoguyu and wulingyuan is most used gate for entrancing and exit.

Zhangjiajie Park Ticket validate in 4 days.

zhangjiajie national forest park tourist map Forest Park (LuoGuYu) Tickets Box
Why choose this as entrance:
1、you can visit the huangshizhai and gold whip stream, otherwise, its diffculty to do this;
2、Convenient transportation , easy to access。
Disadvantage:in contrast other, not convinent to climb the mountain, only fit the people who have enough time.
WuLingYuan (WuJiaYu) Tickets Box
Why choose this as entrance:
1、rom this gate is convenient to get to the Bailong Elevator to the top of mountain (yuanjiajie), or take the cable car to the mount tianzi. no neccessary to hike up, and easy to Ten-Mile Gallery mini train
2、Convenient transportation , easy to access to baofeng lake and yellow dragon cave and easy to back to zhangjiajie city or airport。
3. close to wulingyuan town,many hotel and toruist street.

this way fit the people who intend to choose this gate as exit,and no enough time.just focus on the highlight of park.


Mount TianZi Tickets Box

The only advantage of choosing this gate is you can take the eco bus to the top, for free, no need to pay cable car or elevator for arriving the top.

Disadvantage: Transportation is not convenient, the bus to mount tianzi departure every 1 hour from zhangjiajie city.

The Relationship of each tourist attractions in Zhangjiajie

Separated Tour Site:
独立景区有:黄石寨、腰子寨(鹞子寨)
黄石寨是一个独立景点,必须上山再下山。
腰子寨现在已经不开放了。如果要去,有两个入口,一个是从水绕四门那头进去金鞭溪,走10分钟就有一个类似禁止通行的牌子,进去就是了。另一个就是大氧吧广场前面的公路右转,沿着公路上一小段以后左转下台阶,然后有一个门,有景区工作人员把守,不让进去。
ground Tourist attractions under the mount:
1、Gold Whip Streat (金鞭溪);
2、Ten Mile Gallery(十里画廊)
Tourist attractions On the Top of the mount:
  • YuanJiaJie (袁家界)
  • YangJiaJie(杨家界)
  • Mount TianZi(天子山)
  • LaoWuChang(老屋场)
  • DaGuanTai大观台(茶盘塌)
those 5 site connected together by sightseeing car.
Tourist attractions selections:
Must to see:The above 5 site mentioned。

if you have limited time,you can give up huangshizhai, daguantai,gold whip stream, ten mile gallery, if cover all, need at least 3 days.

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The Method of up or down the mount in Zhangjiajie national park

Cable Car:
1、YangJiaJie Cable Car (杨家界索道;)photo
2、Mount TianZi Cable Car (天子山索道)
3、HuangShiZhai Cable Car (黄石寨索道)
Elevator:
BaiLong Elevator : special , worthy to experience,queue is long.
Eco Sightseeing Car:
there is shuttle eco car from tianzi tickets box to sanchakou
天子山门票站——三岔口停车场(免费往返)
Hiking:

There are 4 options, only luanchuanpo can apply for up and down hill, the other just separate up or down due to far or scheduled itinerary.


1、乱窜坡:金鞭溪中点千里相会——袁家界后花园
这条路较短,上下山皆可。上山大约1小时,下山40分钟。对于从森林公园门票站进入,又不想花钱坐百龙天梯的人,这是一个很好的选择,因为只需要走金鞭溪的半段,而不需要走完全程,就可以上山,相比起走完全程再去坐百龙天梯,并不会花费更多的时间,而且上去以后到达袁家界景区的后花园景点,可以沿着后花园——迷魂台——乾坤柱——天下第一桥这个顺序来走,非常顺路。如果百龙天梯上去,再转环保车,是直接到乾坤柱那边,然后得走两头,不太顺路。
2、杨家界下山通道:空中走廊旁——杨家界索道下站
在杨家界景区,走到一步登天以后,继续往前走,快到空中走廊的时候,有一个路口,会有路标指示,往右走就去空中走廊,直走就是下山路了,可以下到杨家界索道下站。如果需要下山的人,这也是一个选择,大概用时1小时多一点。下山后可以坐车去杨家界门票站出去或者到龙凤庵,步行15分钟后再转车去大氧吧广场,从森林公园门票站出去。
3、卧龙岭:天子阁——十里画廊终点
在天子山景区的天子阁,可以直接下山,走一段以后有两条路,靠右边的是天子山最常用的下山通道,因为可以到达十里画廊终点,这样就可以直接步行单程的十里画廊,而如果索道下去再坐车过去,就得走个来回(当然是有小火车的,如果经济不紧张的人完全无需考虑这个问题)。
这段路需要五上五下,有8000多个台阶,需要近3小时。不推荐走,因为虽然可以直接到达十里画廊终点,但下山的时候花费的时间更加长,没有什么必要。
4、南天门:天子阁——索溪湖 南天门游览线就是天子阁下山后到分叉口往左边,这条线相对没有那么多起伏,走起来相对轻松,但是路程更长,也是需要3个小时以上了。这条路线比上面那条的景色多一些,如果对于时间非常充裕的人,可以考虑走一走。一般人就还是算了。
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YuanJiaJie
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Gold Whip Stream
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There are four main scenic sites including the Imperial Garden, the Mihuntai Platform, The Southern Pillar, and the First Bridge Under Heaven. In addition, there are numerous other sites that can be enjoyed while at Yuanjiajie.

What to see in yuanjiajie

Hallelujah Mountains(乾坤柱):

This fascinating natural feature inspired the blockbuster film, Avatar. Soaring 150 meters in high, and located 1074 meters above sea level, this pillar of stone is a magnificent sight to behold.

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The Imperial Garden(后花园): Located in the northern part of Yuanjiajie, this section of the scenic area is also known as the “Rear” or “Back” Garden. The landscape consists of soaring sandstone pillars and deep ravines with dense forest growing below. Situated on each of the landforms, are dense shrub and tree growth.

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The Vertigo Platform(迷魂台): This natural stone observation area is considered the best viewing platform in Yuanjiajie. The panoramic views of the scenic area from this platform are truly breathtaking.

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The First Bridge Under Heaven(天下第一桥): This is regarded as one of the 10 wonders in all of Zhangjiajie.

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Also known as the “Bridge Across the Sky”, this natural stone bridge stretches 25 meters across two mountains. With a vertical height of 357 meters, this enchanting site surrounding by clouds is considered the highest natural “bridge” on Earth.

How to get there

Yuanjiajie Scenic Area is located in the northern-most section of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It can be accessed by walking an arduous incline following the forest park’s Golden Whip Stream until arriving at a sign indicating Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. Conversely, the easier route is to follow Golden Whip Stream to the scenic site Shui Rao Xi Men(水绕西门), then take a bus to Bailong Lift. This is an incredible outdoor elevator built into the side of the mountain that ravels 40 storeys in two minutes. Once at the summit, visitors can take the bus that travels to the Vertigo Platform, which is the entrance to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area.

Bailong Elevator (Hundred Dragon Elevator)

Bailong Elevator is the highest outdoor lift in the world. It brings tourists to the top of 330-meter steep slope in the center of Zhangjiajie Park. The ride in a glass elevator cabin will open stunning views of the valley. The main thing is to get closer to the window, because it could be up to 50 people in the booth, so not everyone is able to enjoy the beauty in front of of their eyes.

Avatar Hallelujah Mounta

in One of the park’s quartz-sandstone pillars, the 1,080-metre (3,540 ft) Southern Sky Column, had been officially renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” (阿凡达-哈利路亚) in honor of the eponymous film. This pillar is the main attraction of the park.

The First Bridge Under Heaven
The First Bridge Under Heaven (Tianxia Diyi Qiao) is a unique natural creation. At a height of 357 meters it connects two peaks of the rocks. Its length – 50 meters, width – 4 meters, thickness – 5 meters. This is the highest natural bridge in the world.

Tianzi Mountain

The reason Tianzi Mountain takes the spotlight is this area is its height. At 1,182 meters (3,878 feet), it offers the best chance of photographing the sea of clouds, mainly during the spring and early autumn. There is a cable car up to this area and it is popular with photographers.

It has the most concentrated peaks (1262M) in Zhangjiejie, and the home of the hihest peak in Zhangjiajie.

From Tianzi mountain,travelers will enjoy the wide open view of the National Forest Park

The 4 wonders of Tianzi Mountain: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.

What to see in mount tianzi

御笔峰(Peak of Imperial Writing Brush)
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神龙堂(Holy Dragon Hall)
神兵聚会(Gathering of holy soldiers)

Yangjiajie Scenic Area

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Yangjiajie is located in the southwest of Wulingyuan Scenic Area,It is famous for the quartz sandstone ,needle like karst formation with crystal clear springs and brooks.

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What to see in yangjiajie

Xiangzi Brook(香芷溪)
Natural Great Wall (天然长城)-Giant walls of rock slice through a vivid-green canopy.
One Step to Heaven(一步登天)
Tianbo Mansion(天波府)
yuanjianjie tour Bay of old vines古藤湾
White Crane Platform白鹤坪

Laowuchang(老屋场)

Locates between Yangjiajie& Tianzi Mountain, Less visited than Yuanjiajie&Tianzi Mountain, you will see equally jaw dropping views.

What to see

神兵聚会(Gathering of the holy soldiers)
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Yellow Stone Stronghold(黄石寨) Yellow Stone Stronghold is isolated from the major attractions such as Yuanjiajie,Yangjiajie and Tianzi mountain It reaches 1048 metres in height, from which you will be able to discover the first treasure of Zhangjiajie and one of the most famous in the region – The Five Fingers Peak Yellow Stone Stronghold is relatively easy to explore ,just do the loop on the top by taking the cable car to enjoy the spetacular view along the way. Highly recommend to do roundtrip cable to save time to see more other places. What to see Five Finger Peaks 手掌峰
Pillar of South Heaven 南天一柱
Welcoming Arhats 罗汉迎宾
Couple Rock 夫妻岩
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Walking along the Golden Whip Steam,giving you another angle from which you can view the amazing pillar-like peaks. From here they appear to shoot up into the sky like giant natural skyscrapers.

Adored by the Chinese, the peaks have been given a number of different poetic names, including the tallest which stands at 400 metres and is known as the Magical Eagle Protecting the Whip.

The water in the stream is clear, the air pure and the site very well maintained. It is a real treat for those who have been stuck in China’s megacities for the first leg of their tour. The wildlife in the park is extremely varied and you may be lucky enough to spot a panther or a pangolin (an anteater like mammal) all of which inhabit the 350km2 national park. You may even stumble upon groups of monkeys.

Scenic Area Access and Prices
A ticket to the park costs 248 RMB for 4 days or 298 RMB for a week. Students, seniors and children have to pay 160 RMB and 193 RMB respectively. Children which are lower 1.2 meters go free of charge. The price is rather high, but it’s definitely worth it! You will not regret a penny.

The ticket price includes all the areas and viewing platforms mentioned above, as well as all movements of buses within the park. However, a trip on the funicular, trams and elevators require an additional ticket.

Prices for cable cars and elevators:

  • Bailong elevator – 72 RMB.
  • Tianzishan Cable Car – 67 RMB one way / 134 RMB round trip.
  • Yellow Stone Village Cable Car – 65 RMB one way / 118 RMB round trip.
  • Tenli Gallery’s Mini Train – 38 RMB one way / 52 RMB round trip.
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The Best Time for Visiting Zhangjiajie national park

  1. China’s summer holidays (July and August) and China’s National Holidays (Labor day holiday from May 1 to 3 and National Holiday from October 1 to 7) see the biggest crowds.
  2. From December to February it may snow or become frozen. It is very cold in the mountainous area, and with slippery roads and paths it is not very safe. The forest park is closed for one week in February for routine maintenance.
  3. April to June is the rainy season when roads in the mountains are slippery and the mountains get the best cloud cover.
  4. May to October is a high season. So prices are higher and more crowded in general.
  5. The best time to visit the park is September and October, when the weather is comfortable, and it is not crowded in the park.
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Facilities

Restaurants
There are only small restaurants scattered around each scenic area, which serves simple local food. Your guide will choose the best available restaurant based on your requirements. If you can eat at a restaurant close to the attraction you are visiting, you won’t need to waste time in walking. And there is a McDonald’s at Tianzi Mountain.

Local villages sell food like corn, fruit, and cucumber on the mountain, and there are small snack stalls selling water and snacks.

Toilets
There are maintained squat toilets at every major sight, but you must bring your own toilet paper. Queues are quite common in the peak travel season from April to October.

Where to Stay in Zhangjiajie?
I recommend to stay in Wulingyuan Town, also known as Zhangjiajie Village, or inside Zhangjiajie Park. Absolutely no need to stay in Zhangjiajie City, because it’s located quite far from the park (50 km).

Wulingyuan Hotels
Close to the entrance to the park, so you can come early in the morning and return late at night. Infrastructure in Wulingyuan is much better than inside the park. Restaurants, shops, hotels from hostels to 5 star.

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On the Mount of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

there are some hostel on top of the mountain, cluster around the DingXiangRong (丁香榕村) village. nearby the laowuchang also have hostel run by local,.The facilities of these hotels are simple and room are small. Hot water is supplied 24 hours, but some hotels may not supply hair dryers, etc. Breakfast is Chinese style with steamed bread, boiled eggs, and rice porridge.

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Around the forest tickets box,wulingyuan tickets box,tianzi mount tickets box, there are many hostel or hotel to choose

wulingyuan have more hotel choice, and more prosperous than other, there is extra shopping street.

How to Get to Avatar Park?

Do you want to see hovering mountains from “Avatar” movie with your own eyes? Then you need to go to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park also known as Avatar Park. Amazing rock formations of this unique park are prototypes of world-famous “Hallelujah Mountains”. Beauty and unusual nature of the park are incredible. Mountain peaks and caves, streams waterfalls, rare plants and animals. There is no photo that could show splendor and grandeur of this place. Experience your get in the place is much better than you can imagine.

It’s not difficult to get to the famous park:

  • 1. Fly to Hunan Airport. There are flights to Zhangjiajie from any big city in China.
  • 2. Use taxi or bus to get to the park or to a hotel.

I recommend to use a taxi. It’s not expensive and much more convenient that buses. The price could be 100 RMB – 300 RMB. It depend on time of the day, your skin color, amount of taxis on the parking etc. Normally drivers try do not use taximeters, so please be careful.

If you want to get to the park by bus, then go to the bus station (next to the train station and McDonald’s). You need a bus that goes to the main entrance to the park. The name of the stop is Wulingyuan Menpiaozhan (武陵源 门票 站). It will cost you about 12 RMB.

A Piece of Advice
Queues are normal in the forest park, so please be patient and try to avoid Chinese national holidays. Bailong Elevator is the worst place (waiting time is 1–2 hours, sometimes even 4 hours!).
Come to the park early in the morning. Most of the tourists come after 10 am, and the park opens at 7 am.

Almost no one speaks English in remote provinces of China. It’s better to learn a set of basic phrases to be able to communicate with the taxi drivers, to make an order in a cafe, etc. All names and addresses need to be written down in English and Chinese.

Not everyone in China can read and write. It’s better to have pictures of everything that is important, including Danxia spots and a hotel. And to be able to pronounce it. It helps also as an additional information to a written address or a name.

Union Pay is a payment system in China. It’s possible, even very likely that your Visa or MasterCard will not work. You need cash. Yuan. It’s the only way that ensures a successful payment.

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