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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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  • I'm not going to lie, I was disappointed. Apart from the fog which completely obstructed the view, there were too many people and the most touristic places in particular Yuajiajie were real shocks. Bags, rain ponchos, bags of food... It directly in the ravine or on the sides of the paths (unable to clean). I saw a monkey open a packet of cake a kid made him and other eating of the p... Oreo. Since when we feed monkeys to the OREO? And as usual there are guards everywhere on tourist places in China, here no. Weird... Otherwise the second day the fog lifted and the landscape is really beautiful. I would recommend this place but avoid at all costs the holidays of the Chinese or even get less than a week before the Chinese new year.
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  • An another must see China. In December, I was lucky to have to tell me the park only with comparatively few (Chinese) tourists. The Chinese holidays, and during the warmer months it should be unbearable for non-Chinese. The ticket is valid for three days and you can spend it very well in the Park. There are many many ways to run off and spots where you can relax. Between several places in the Park buses, because the distances are simply too big to run them. I have lived in a small hotel in Wulingyuan and can warmly recommend the small town as a starting point for excursions in the Park (also to the Canyon/glass bridge and the risen Cave). Some impressions can be obtained on the attached images. But very much impressive in live!
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  • 张家界森林公园很大,有好几个景区,建议时间不赶的话可以安排2-3天游。备受追捧的玻璃栈道需要提前预约才能去,想去的朋友提前做好准备。各景区之间有免费穿梭大巴,部分景区需要爬山,消耗体力比较大,如果有年长者可走休闲路线。 
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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.