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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). Using our custom trip planner, Zhangjiajie attractions like Zhangjiajie National Forest Park can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Changhagiagih national forest park and is a unique national forest park located in the town of changhagiagih in northern Hunan province in the People's Republic of China and is one of the scenic parks and is a famous tourist destination in 1982 called national forest park, with an area of 4.810 HA changhagiagih Park has been included in the UNESCO list as a global geoparks in 1992 of geographical features of the Park is a large and dense foliage which give beautiful landscape. Garden quartz columns and strange rocks was renamed mount Hallelujah because if she suggests something it shows the ability of the creator Almighty bestowed on such rare beauty the Park's climate is subtropical, warm summer, cold winter is nice and offers visitors a chance to breathe fresh air away from the polluted city air covers about 98% of the Park vegetation. There are 720 type of family type 102, including five plants zelkmgmoaat the most important is the rose family, Paul's family, and a family grass, the car and its poor as some orchid family trees which are rare and are considered a national treasure, like a dove tree in addition to the distinctive vegetation contains the garden on 149 species of animals including 28 type under national protection and Indian Gazelle and small monkey and some wonderful birds that ststmaha sings while roaming in this magnificent park is one of the most beautiful landscapes In the Park is the Summit of koigiantishoo (Ghost anxiety) and is a major summit in changhagiagih Park and climb around 557 meters and always mixed clouds and fog a cliff covers the top like the mount called burner incense aromatic awalgbl and you can see the Summit riding the cable car that will take you to tour to see secretariat full garden from above. 
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  • This national forest with its fascinating landscape is definitely worth spending a couple of days there. Be warned however that the tour beginning or ending at the Bailong elevator means you will spen...  more »
  • Awesome scenery! Overwhelmed by the nature, breathtaking scenery. The mountains, clouds, sky, trees are just amazing! 
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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.