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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  • This a very unique part of the world, Avatar fans will enjoy. Get a good guide such as Candy from China highlights and you skip some of the long queues. Take your camera as there is some stunning view...  more »
  • I'm so glad that I've made this trip. You must be here to experience for yourself the wonder and the grandness of these sights. We did this trip on our own as I like to travel at my own pace. The park...  more »
  • I visited this area as part of a tour. It is such a beautiful area and I recommend seeing it if you can. I come from a very scenic country myself (New Zealand) and I really appreciated this scenery as...  more »
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  • Amazing area. Just try getaway from the tours. Head to the red areas on the map for the best views.
  • Great place. Well managed and helpful staff / volunteers. English direction and instructions available. Many shopping and snacks available on the walkway. Have a nice trekking on full mountain and enjoy the nature. Dont miss the fox fairy show at tianmen mountain. Very awesome experience. Enjoy bailong elevator and escaltor. Hats off to the team and creators of the show. Words are not enough to define the overall experience . I will say just visit and experience it :) I will always love to visit this place again and again. Thanks for services.
  • Amazing place but not for hiking. Large crowds who are bused from one point of interest to another.
  • Over here,this is the scene taking for well known movie Avatar. U will never regret once u step in here. At first u will go up here by the highest lift in the world, just about a few minute. Just go and enjoy!
  • The ticket is valid for 4 days anyway, so plan at least 2 days here. There are hostels inside, too. The crowds are mostly concentrated around the First Earth Bridge, so you just have to bear with that, the rest of the park is awesome. The elevator is not worth it. Note that all shuttle buses inside the park are free! So just catch a bus from the bottom to the top of the elevator, you'll see the same thing. The Tienzishan area and East from that is probably the one with the best photo opportunities.

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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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