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About Zhangjiajie

The real gems of this province and the inspiration of floating mountains in Avatar, Zhangjiajie preserves world natural heritage, forests, karst pinnacles, wildlife and landscapes.

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There is nothing like Zhangjiajie boasting both terrific karst landform and rich folk customs.

Visit Zhangjiajie if you want to discover the natural soul and enchanting minorities’ culture.

The real gems of this province, Zhangjiajie preserves world natural heritage, forests, karst pinnacles, wildlife and landscapes. Strange and peculiar, its landforms are a real rarity in the whole world.

It is believed that the stunning peaks are the prototype for the hit movie "Avatar" by James Cameron.

It is the very city where the breathtaking wingsuit flying competition has been held since 2012.

It is a stage for country music lovers to perform at the international country music week.

It is home to Han people and three major ethnic groups of Tujia, Miao and Bai. The mysterious culture of western Hunan is truly reproduced by traditional folk dances and skillful acrobatic performances at Charming Xiangxi Theater.

Shows of Charming Xiangxi Theater are of primitive simplicity and full of Zhangjiajie local folk flavor. The shows are varied and deeply explore the mystery and unique minority life.

When you are ready for a tour to enjoy the grandeur of nature, Zhangjiajie will fully deserve to be your first destination. Her landscape, folk customs and culture and facilities will surely make your tour rewarding and satisfactory.

Have You Ever Been to Zhangjiajie? Here Are Seven Reasons to Go:

1. Walk of Faith

On Tianmen Mountain in Tianmen Mountain National Park, there is a 200 foot long glass path that wraps around the mountains. It is often called the “Walk of Faith” as it is a staggering 4,600 feet above the ground. A terrifying, but exciting view if you can look down!

2.Baofeng Lake

Baofeng Lake is in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It is a beautiful tranquil spot to spend an afternoon, although not shown in the picture, there also is a little trail that leads across a suspension bridge and past a waterfall hundreds of feet tall.

3.Tianmen Cave

The gateway to Tianmen Cave at Tianmen Mountain is a 430 feet high staircase. It is definitely a challenge to take on, but you will certainly feel accomplished at the top.

4.Natural Bridge

This natural bridge has handrails which makes it safe to cross, but still be careful when crossing. Although it’s a lesser known part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, it is still a beautiful place to visit.

5. Bailong Elevator

After three years of construction, the Beilong Elevator was completed on the side of a cliff in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area in 2002. Beilong is a 1000 foot high glass elevator that allows you to enjoy the scene as well as the ride.

6.Huanglong Cave

Huanglong Cave, also known as Yellow Dragon Cave, is in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area and receives more than 1 million visitors each year. There are several underground water features such as lakes, rivers and waterfalls. The guided tour, which travels down one of the rivers in a boat, takes about 2 hours to complete.

7.Glass Bridge

China is building the largest glass bridge in the world in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It will be a towering 984 feet above the ground, and although the Glass bridge is not open yet, it will be July 2015. Spanning two cliffs in the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area, it will stretch 430 meters (1,410 feet) long and 6 meters (20 feet) wide, hovering over a 300-meter (984-foot) vertical drop.



Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Some 243 peaks and more than 3000 karst pinnacles and spires dominate the scenery in this UNESCO-protected park. It is truly one of the most remarkable landscapes in China.

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Tianzi Mountain

At the top of the mountain, visitors can see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Beautiful mountainous scenery greets visitors in all seasons.

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Tianmen Mountain

It is an eager satisfaction for the ultimate adrenalin rush when jump from the top of the Tianmen Mountain, where the exciting wingsuit flying competition is held.

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Yuanjiajie Scenic Spot

The vistas are worth touring when standing on the No. 1 Highest Natural Bridge, a remarkable stone structure spanning two peaks. The path also passes the newly renamed 'Avatar Hallelujah Mountain', a tie in to the record-breaking film Avatar.

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Yellow Dragon Cave

Known as one of the longest caves in Asia, the underground karst cave features the grand view of various stalactites in Zhangjiajie.

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Golden Whip Stream

Extending 7.5 km from north to south, the crystal-clear stream is flanked by steep grotesque peaks and lined with luxuriant old trees.

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Rock Fungus

It is very nutritious and delicious if cooked with chicken or spareribs; yet it is very difficult to pick, for it grows only on cliffs.

Glutinous Rice Cake

The glutinous rice cake, a specialty peculiar in western Hunan, is made of glutinous rice steamed and pounded into paste.


Kiwifruit is a superior origin of vitamin C and an excellent source of dietary fiber.