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.
Schedule: 3-4 Days
Highlights: Avatar, Karst mountain, Glass bridge
Best Time of Year: All year
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!
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.
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.
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 1,000 foot high glass elevator that allows you to enjoy the scene as well as the ride.
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.
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 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.