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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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  • Spent three days in the area. So much to see and be impressed. So many cable cars, escalators, and elevators and environmentally friendly buses to move people about. The rock formations, the misty vie...  more »
  • Unfortunately, I only got to spend 1-day in the National Park because of a tight three week schedule but I would without a doubt put Zhangjiajie at the top of my list of must see places in China! I'd ...  more »
  • December is off season so the crowds weren't there but the spirit was. Nature is spectacular, no questions. But when you make it so convenient to get there, it takes away its majesty. Save your money ...  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.