Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,recognized in 1982, is the first national forest park in China.As a part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area,  it also is the world natural heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1992.  And it  named the World's Geological Park Park in 2004.The famous Avatar Hallelujah mountain was originally named the South Celestial Pillar or Qiankun Column. It is located on the Yellow Stone Villiage sightseeing route, inside the Yuanjiajie Scenic Spot, north of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Features of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
With wonderful geographical features, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park makes it a popular destination for  tourists  from China and abroad. Here are more than 3000 surprising pillar-like formations pulling out from earth and seen throughout the park. The peaks are in varied shapes, some looks lie a human, some looks like objects and some are in the shape of animals, etc. Vivid formations can be found everywhere of this national forest park. People there usually can not help to show their acclaim as the peak of perfection. Not only the mountains are attractive, but also the ghylls, conduits, flying waterfalls and bloom flowers and green grasses… Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is as if a huge painting of Chinese beautiful landscape. 

What to see in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park?
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park mainly includes three scenic spots, such as the Yellow Stone Village, Yaozi Stockade Village, Golden Whip Stream,Shadao Stream, Yuanjiajie Scenic Spot.

Also called the Yellow Stone Stronghold (Huangshizhai in Chinese), it is located west of the park. It is named after a story where by Huang Shi saved Zhang Liang from misfortune when the latter isolated himself from society in this forest.
Five-finger Peaks Piers Left from Heaven Bridge Yellow Stone Village Cable Car

No.2 : Golden Whip Stream
Sceneries along the Golden Whip Stream are most enchanting in the park. Named after the Golden Whip Rock that it flows by, this stream, 5.7 kilometers long (3.5 miles), joins the Lute stream in the west and Suoxi Stream in the east. A 300-meter (984 feet) walk from the gate of the park will lead you to the entrance of the Golden Whip Stream. Flanked by ridges and peaks, the crystal clear water makes it possible to observe every action of the fish in the water. Wild flowers are in abundance here.
Golden Whip Rock Meet from thousands of miles away Fish Jumping Pool

No.3: Yuanjiajie Scenic Spot
The northern part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the essential tourist route. Yuanjiajie is a natural platform that faces giant rocks rising from deep valleys and surrounded by higher mountains. Unique in their shapes and covered with pine trees, these rocks resemble a vivid Chinese painting.
Bailong Elevator Avatar Hallelujah Mountain The World's First Natural Bridge 

No.4: Yaozi Village Scenic Spot
Yaozi Village is one of the scenic spots that many adventurers love to go to. Climbed to the top of the mountain, you can see the scenery that is unseen elsewhere. There are many unique sight-seeings such as Natural Bridge, Eagle Mouths Peak,  Thousands of mountains and rivers, Jade rabbits watching the moon, etc. 

No.5: Shadaogou Scenic Spot
With a length of 6 kilometers, Shaodao Stream runs  in the deep valley between Yangjiajie Scenic Spot and Yellow Stone Village. If  visiting there, you can hike down-stairs from the Viewing Bridge Platfrom , also 望桥台 (wàng qiáo tái )in Chinese, in the west of Yuanjiajie Scenic Spot.  You can also across a bridge at the upper reaches of the Purple Grass Pool, then go on walking along the up-stairs. However, it will take you around 3 hours hiking to end the whole route.

Travel Tips
Add: Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province, China
Entrance Fee: CNY 248 , the entrance ticket you get allows visits to the four parts of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,Yangjiajie Natural Reserve,Tianzi Mountain and Suoxi Valley (Ten-mile Gallery). but the entrance fee doesn’t include the cable cars and Bailong Elevator.
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00 every day
Visiting hours: 1-2 days  
Transport: Take bus from downtown Zhangjiajie or Wulingyuan.
Best time to visit: in whole year

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