Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie

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Marvel at thousands of sandstone pillars, some over 200 m (656 ft) tall, at Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie--a World Heritage Site encompassing 40 scenic areas and over 560 points of interest. Spanning 690 sq km (266 sq mi), the area features endangered plant and animal life, a score of caves, two large natural bridges, gorges with streams and waterfalls, and the tree-spotted limestone formations that inspired the Hollywood blockbuster, "Avatar." Take a well-maintained trail or hire a guide. A 30-minute cable ride gives the best views, while a museum of geological history en route adds context. Organized tours may include some rafting. Use our Zhangjiajie vacation generator to add Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie and other attractions to your Zhangjiajie vacation plans.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Visited in July and had fabulous weather (39 degrees and blue skies). I believe we did a brilliant 1-day route of the park. We took the bus to the Bailong elevator (and enjoyed the 58 second rocket bl...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Really enjoyed seeing the unique pillar shaped formations this area has to offer along with the Golden Whip stream. While I do feel yellow mountains are more beautiful, this ones are by far the most d...  more »
  • July 26, 2017
    We walk from our hotel Pullman to the tickets station and then the bus provides by management will drop us to the green station, from here we simply walk to the right and follow the path way, if you w...  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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