Zhangjiajie is an ancient but also a rising tourism city of China. The city was founded and named as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China’s first national forest park. The former name of the city was Dayong.In 1994,the city of Dayong was renamed as Zhangjiajie City because of the famous attraction Zhangjiajie. In 1999 and 2006, the world famous fancy flyers flew stunt through the cave in the Tianmen Mountain. And Hollywood film Avatar could have borrowed scenes from Zhangjiajie. It becomes one of the must-visit destinastionss in China for lots of tourists from home and abroad...More Read: Zhangjiajie History
Ethnic Minories Culture In Zhangjiajie
With a total population of one million,Tujia Ethnic Group is the largest group in Zhangjiajie,and Tujia Culture is also the culture of Zhangjiajie.
| Culture of Tujia Ethnic Minority |
Music & Dance Art
With primitive and simple folk customs and rich ethnic culture,Zhangjiajie possesses all kinds of intangible cultural heritage, including 15 categories and more than 70 items. The folk songs of Sangzi County are listed first as the national-level intangible cultural heritage; Zhangjiajie Yang Opera, Gaohua Light (kind of dance), Cili Banban Dragon Light are listed first as the provincial-level intangible heritage.
|Zhangjiajei Yang Opera||Sangzhi Folk Song||Three-Stick Drum|
|Lishui Boatmen Haozi||Zhangjiajie High Lantern||Earth Digging and Drum Songs|
More Culture in Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie Hard qigong has even performed in seven countries in Europe when our national leaders visited these countries. Sands-stone painting is a special painting art which was first created by Mr Li Junsheng, a Tujia People in Zhangjiajie,in 1990s..
|The Hard Qigong of Zhangjiajie|| Junsheng Sands Stone Painting|