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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. You can plan Zhangjiajie trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • This is an excellent easy walk for about 5km which is relatively flat (but not wheelchair accessible). We accessed the trail entrance from Wulingyuan park entrance by taking the Four Streams bus. Very...  more »
  • Get off the bus spot promenade stretches along the mountain stream, so we walk there watching the scenery. Look not so lush here goes green in front of the rock, to take pictures of rocks. To hike the air clear, however, feels so good.
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  • A lovely relaxing wander along a beautiful stream as a contrast to the ups and downs of the mountains. Lots of wildflowers.  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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