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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie

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National Park
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). Using our custom trip planner, Zhangjiajie attractions like Zhangjiajie National Forest Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The National Park has so many attractions that took us almost 2 and a half days to explore then. Plan in advance where to go in the park. If you can get a local guide that speaks English it is even be...  more »
  • Wonderful place, I hope to visit in spring, since it is very feasible to meet cloudy days in which the landscape is lost in height.
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  • 湖南的一處世界自然遺產地。主要是卡斯特地貌形成的奇特景觀,峰林眾多。景區範圍很大,還包含了多個小的景區,如天子山,武陵源,袁家界,楊家界,金鞭溪,黃石寨等。足夠遊覽上兩三天的時間,比較有特色。  more »
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  • The national park is enormous and you will most definitely be spending a whole day here. The mountains itself are truly wonderful to see and now have a special place in my heart as one of the most wonderful mountains I've ever seen (the other being the Scottish Highlands, but both are very different). P.S. Advice for travellers not of Chinese origin/not understand Mandarin (with all due respect) I had no difficulty visiting the place, being able to understand Mandarin. But I know for a fact that plenty of foreigners may have trouble or worries visiting the place so here's my advice. 1. Get a private guide. One that speaks english if thats what you speak. 2. Be mindful of the pushing. Especially if you are not one who's accustomed to having your personal space invaded which happens a lot in China (their fast rising middle income families are usually the "tourists" other countries talk about, and come from less well-to-do backgrounds before this, so please do not mind them). 3. Come out early. During peak times such as summer vacation or weekends, the park tends to be packed to the brim. Either come on a weekday or come out early. Or both. Either way, expect a lot of people.
  • beautiful place & wide area. Entrance ticket Cny 245; valid for 4 days from the date of purchase and non transferable. At least you need 2-3day in this park
  • A huge amount of Chinese tourists during summer months. Walking paths will be full of people that move at very slow pace. I tend to walk fast and this was super annoying. Certain spots, especially on top of the mountain reachable by elevator were totally overrun by tourists. In any case, the place is worth the visit. Don't go early morning as lines are incredibly long, better to wait until lunch time. Half a day is enough to see most of the stuff. Entrance fee is good for 4 days (multiple visits) which is great if your hotel is near park, There are free buses available to get from one spot to the other inside the park.
  • A really incredible place. A must see in China. The location was used for the filming of Avatar. It is worth spending a day walking the huge park. There is a one of a king glass elevator that takes you to the mountain top. There are also gondolas on the other side.
  • Very disappointed due to foggy, missing a lots spectacular views during autumn.