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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  • If you go at the right time. I joined a tour and we started calling our tour “into the mist” as that was all we were seeing. Check the weather as we went when it rained and we saw nothing but white mi...  more »
  • Without a doubt our favourite place in China. For a start the air is less polluted and you will see blue skies. The scenery in the park is stunning and if you get away from the main areas and find sec...  more »
  • The park is huge and there are a lot of walking so comfortable shoes are recommended. March is off peak season but still full of tourists. Spend at least two full days in order to see all attractions ...  more »
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  • Great park! The bit of advice is to make your way to the exit at 6pm. I didn't and got to the exit at 8pm. No buses or taxis and had to walk to a town. It's a fantastic park with great views. You'll easily spend 3 days here.
  • It's really a natures' wonder! See it for youself. A lot of steps, but not steep and walkable. If you afford, take the time to soak in the ions!
  • Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking forest park, but DO NOT take a tour guide, it is a waste of money and time, it is way more fun when you explore the area by yourself!
  • Absolutely majestic sandstone and limestone formations. Most of the paths are made of stone blocks and have a lot of stairs. Cableways and the elevator are horrendously overpriced compared to the entrance fee (low season 139 yuan for 4 days).
  • I joined a packaged tour and visited the Park in October, 2014. Only when i was there did I realize that sets of the 2009 Hollywood fantasy film "Avatar" were shot there. Incidentally, I also got the inspiration to write a Hollywood-style screenplay with Chinese characteristics - a heart-warming story about the left-behind children living n the mountains!

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