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Golden Whip Brook, Zhangjiajie

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Praised as “the gallery of landscape,” Golden Whip Brook winds across valleys, between steep cliffs, and around grotesque mountain peaks, offering many scenic spots along the way. The brook got its name because it flows past a 350 m (1,148 ft) tall rock, which looks like a “bian” (Chinese for whip). Legend has it that the first emperor of the Qin dynasty, on one of his journeys to the sea, left his weapon here, which turned into a stone peak. Another rock standing next to it resembles a flying hawk, which is said to be the guardian of the whip. Walk along scenic pathways rimmed with trees and flowers, and keep your eyes peeled for the spot where the brook runs through four stone gates. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Golden Whip Brook by using our Zhangjiajie tourist route planner.
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  • We enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the brook and stopped to put our feet in the water. It was cold but refreshing on this hot day!  more »
  • The highlight of the park is clearly the rock formations but the Golden Whip Brook is a nice change of scenery. Also it gives you an interesting perspective to look at the karst pillars from the botto...  more »
  • This is a beautiful serene place to relax after the physically tough hike at The Grand Canyon of Zhangjiajie. The stream is surrounded by majestic mountains. There are a few bridges that lead across t...  more »

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Where to stay in Zhangjiajie

An abundance of accommodations can be found across Zhangjiajie, but the most popular with international tourists sit on either bank of the Lishui River. Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel or a simple guesthouse, the waterfront areas and adjoining streets remain the primary places to look. Ziwu Road the north of the city center also offers a range of accommodations to choose from, and good connections to the main natural sights in the surrounding landscape. To stay closer to the national park, stay in the town of Wulingyuan, located near the park's main sights.
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