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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427000, China
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Zhangjiajie is situated in the northwest of Hunan province, in the juncture of the Yunan-Guizhou Plateau and the subsidence of Donating Lake, stretching over the area from between 109'40 to 110'20 E to between 28'52 to 29'48 N. It is bounded by Shimen county and Taoyuan county on the east, Yuanling county on the south, and Hefeng, Xuan'en of Hubei province on the north. The city stretches 167 km from east to west, and 96 km from north to south at best. Zhangjiajie city covers an area of 9,653 square kilometers, which accounts for 4.5 percent of Hunan province. The landform is complex in Zhangjiajie, including mountains, lava, hills, plains, etc. Mountainous area takes up 76 percent of the total. The most characteristic feature is the quartzes sandstone landform, which is rare in the world. The city is higher on the northwest, and tilts along Li River to the south. Wuling mountains, divided from Yunwu Mountain in Guizhou province, are again divided into some branches across the city . There are mountains over mountains in the city and many abrupt peaks and low lands. The highest point is 1890.4 meters above the sea level, and the lowest 75 meters. Zhangjiajie is a city under the direct administration of provincial government, and has jurisdiction over Yongding, Wuling districts, and Cili, Sangzhi counties. Up to the end of 1999, it has a population of 1.55 million, of which 1.13 million are minorities which accounts for 73.1 percent of the total population
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Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427000, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place you should come at least once in your lifetime. No regrets to track the beautiful mountain and valley trial. Gather your guts to walk the glass bridge as well. Adventure well worth the time and effort.

Thank Tan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museums, golden whip stream, hallelujah mountains, bailong elevator, cable car etc was really nice. We enjoyed going through each and every place. It was tiring and a busy tourist season. The entrance ticket did not include any of the attractions and had to be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

spectacular, unusual, wow, grandeur, majestic, pick a word can't describe how these land cliff vegetation formation occurs, only in nature's oven I guess. I wasn't blessed with good weather, which made it expensive and got to see very little, but the little I saw was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the place is so beautiful that leaves you speechless when you see the mountains from the top you see the fog resting like a blanket

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Is looks like a fairytale and unlike Huangshan they really organized everything pretty well. We traveled with our two boys - 6 and 7 years old - and they had a great...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very beautiful scenic with stunning world longest cable car.it was my first time to step 999 stairs to reach " Heaven door " Tianmen cave. Then continue to walk along the sheer cliff and it was my best experience in my life.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very stunning place to go and I can see why people like to spend multiple days here, lots of cool mountains and scenery that you can only ever see here. But oh my god the crowds are the worst, so many people...More

2  Thank dajamtart
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't come here to not see this forest . Must do and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. There are waits with buses up and down along the trails.

Thank Matt S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Truly unique scenery, that can be highly atmospheric when shrouded in mist, or at sunrise and sunset. The cable cars (of which there are several) offer some great views (though be warned they can go up very high and if you don't have the head...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

I was determined to get to Zhangijajie National Park( where the Avatar stunning scenery was based upon); I had read reviews that you needed a guide- this was correct. I had also read about Bruce Tian; he was absolutely amazing. He really looked after me...More

2  Thank Eddie E
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Zolzaya Z
1 August 2018|
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Response from Dive_Traveller1974 | Reviewed this property |
Generally speaking, September should be a good time to visit Zhangjiajie. Although, there still may be some rainy days, and surely it'll be hot in September. Everybody in China, will be travelling around the mid-autumn... More
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Zolzaya Z
1 August 2018|
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Response from Jenny H | Reviewed this property |
The weather will be a little cooler than we had 30C, their most busy time is June, July, August their holidays, September should be a little quieter. Still pre-book as it's a popular tourist destination for the Chinese.
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Zolzaya Z
5 July 2018|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
less than an hour travel by car
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