The largest observatory inside Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
7:00 - 18:00
Huangshi Village, located in Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, is one of the top 5 highlight travel itineraries of China. It is said that during the Han Dunasty, Zhang Liang (a politician) quitted from the political field and started his round tour. When he came to this area, he was blocked by officials. And finally, his teacher named Huang Shi Gong helped him to ran away. From then on, this place was called Huangshi Village.
Huangshi Fort, named after a hermit Huangshi, is 1080m above sea level. It is higher on the south and elevated by stiff cliffs, covering an area of 16.5 hectors. It provides the largest collection of marvelous spectacles and also provides the larges sightseeing terrace above sea level in Zhangjiajie. The chief scenic spots include Treasure Box of Heavenly Books, the Magic Sea-suppressing Needle, the South Pillar of Heaven, the Golden Tortoise Watching the Sea and so on.
What to See in Huangshi Village
【The Star-Catching Platform】
On the eastern peak, there is a platform strengthening from the cliff. Platform Base which is 5 meters (16 feet) high with an area of 20 meters (24 square yards), and the other one is piling up on the base which is 10 meters (33 feet) high with a diameter of 5 meters (5.4 yards) on the top of the rock. 10 people can stand on the platform at the same time. When standing here, people will have a feeling in the sky. Looking around, wind rolls clouds. Looking down, river flows in forest, waterfall pours down to valleys.
【Pillar in the South Sky】
There is a 200-meter-high solitary peak in the southeastern valley. Bush on the top as the cap for it, bare rocks and stones, while trees cover the bottom. And because it is situated near the foot of South Sky Gate, thus it is called Pillar in the South Sky. This pillar is firmly standing on the ground and highly stretches to the he4ave.
【Natural Wall Painting】
Near the Peak of Huangshi Village, a natural wall painting can be seen when look back on the road. Washing marks on the cliff in the Yaozi Village form an unbelievable natural wall painting. Typical hanging buildings hide behind green trees. Children with battles walk along the route. Bridges across river, sunlight shines the ancient road. A poetic picture is represented for you.
【Fir Trees Forest Route】
After hundreds of stone steps from the front mountain in Huangshi Village, a large area of virgin forest with fir trees will be presented to visitors. Along the road, fir trees bring fresh air and breeze for people.
【Immortal Turtle in the Mist】
In the west part of Huangshi Village, there is an oval rock that is in the shape of a huge turtle, and it is abut 5 meters (5.4 yards) long, 2 meters (2.2 yards) wide and 2 meters (6.6 feet) high crouching on the top of the peak. The head of the turtle is bulging forward with the tail rising slightly and the claws twisting together, which seems to be creeping slowly when the weather is cloudy and misty, and it is very fascinating to watch the scenery in an aesthetic way, so the rock is called the Immortal Turtle in the Mist by the later generation.