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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  • 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 »
  • Beautiful mountains and views. Less crowded than other areas. The hike is difficult, but the scenery is worth the effort. Located over an hour outside of the city.  more »
  • So let me set the scene, my wife and I are both in our early sixties, we are reasonably fit and used to hiking, but more on flat surfaces than steep inclines, declines and steps. We speak no Chinese, ...  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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