Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie

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Marvel at the towering rock formations of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, part of an extensive World Heritage Site and one of the nation's most iconic attractions. More than 3,000 quartz-and-sandstone pillars point skyward throughout the park, resembling a forest of rocks--more than 1,000 stand more than 198 m (650 ft) high. Explore the park's huge network of trails through the dense temperate forest, home to numerous wild macaques. You'll find the park also boasts lakes, caves, and a cable car that can take you up to the area's highest point. Don't miss the Southern Sky Column, one of the park's tallest and most popular pillars, which reaches a height of 1,080 m (3,540 ft). Plan to visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Zhangjiajie attractions using our Zhangjiajie road trip website .
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  • Beautiful and spectacular of the equation, said That come here. Who is wavering. may be a long journey but very worthwhile. Just come back and feel a need to.
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  • Amazing landscape, beautiful mountains, beautiful views I join a group and for me it’s not clear how it works for an individual tourist. Everything is designed for tourist groups and if you go as an i...  more »
  • Quite unlike the Japan scenery go weird. Slightly overcast weather, and on a clear day, if only more, felt awe at as a cloudy day.
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  • It's really a natures' wonder! See it for youself. A lot of steps, but not steep and walkable. If you afford, take the time to soak in the ions!
  • Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking forest park, but DO NOT take a tour guide, it is a waste of money and time, it is way more fun when you explore the area by yourself!
  • Absolutely majestic sandstone and limestone formations. Most of the paths are made of stone blocks and have a lot of stairs. Cableways and the elevator are horrendously overpriced compared to the entrance fee (low season 139 yuan for 4 days).
  • I joined a packaged tour and visited the Park in October, 2014. Only when i was there did I realize that sets of the 2009 Hollywood fantasy film "Avatar" were shot there. Incidentally, I also got the inspiration to write a Hollywood-style screenplay with Chinese characteristics - a heart-warming story about the left-behind children living n the mountains!
  • An amazing and magical scenaric place. Highly recommended! 😍. Stayed 4 nights in a wonderful family run inn (Wulingyuan Mini Inn), 10 minutes walk to Yangjiajie entrance. With the guidance and tips from the Host, we managed to cover lots of beautiful scenenic walks through local villages and hike the slippery rocky stairs/steps to finally reached the top of the mountains.. and viewing the gorgeous mountains, the pain and tiredness were long forgotten.... 😂😊...worth the climb!! 😍

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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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