Zhangjiajie is located in the northwest of Hunan, in the hinterland of the Wuling Mountains. The city of Zhangjiajie, built for tourism and prospered by tourism, has amazing scenery.
As the saying goes, "Enjoy the water in Jiuzhaigou, enjoy the mountains in Zhangjiajie". Three thousand stone peaks in the core scenic area of Wulingyuan are set aside, and 800 streams are winding. People who come to Zhangjiajie for sightseeing are all overwhelmed by Wulingyuan’s peculiar sandstone peaks and forests and magnificent karst landscapes, as if they are in a mountain among the fairyland, Zhangjiajie has the reputation of "the original Chinese landscape painting", "shrinked fairyland, enlarged bonsai". In 2010, the first 3D movie "Avatar" made Zhangjiajie's beautiful scenery world famous.
Zhangjiajie Tianzi Mountain
The scenic spots in Zhangjiajie are mainly composed of several parts, Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianmen Mountain, Yongding District (city center) and the surrounding suburbs.
Most travelers come to Zhangjiajie to visit Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the core scenic spot of Zhangjiajie, which is commonly referred to as "Zhangjiajie National Forest Park." And then more days can be arranged to visit nearby Tianmen Mountain, Yellow Dragon Cave or Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with the Glass Bridge. If tourists are interested in ancient town as well as ethnic folkfore, the 2 more days to visit Fenghuang Ancient Town and surroundings.
During the trek through the wonderful mountains and beautiful waters of Zhangjiajie Scenic Area, you can click on a folk song of Xiangxi to wash away the tiredness of mountaineering; in the evening, you can also enjoy the large-scale live scenery drama and enjoy the visual shock to add a different kind of fun to the journey. If you encounter a festival by chance, you can also experience the original Xiangxi folk customs. If you are lucky, special programs such as plane piercing, spider man climbing, and tightrope walking between mountain peaks will be staged.
There are many spots for listening to folk songs in the scenic area of Zhangjiajie Forest Park, and there are Tujia girls waiting at each spot.
The "Folk Song Pavilion" of Ten-mile Natural Gallery is the best place to listen to folk songs. Because it is located halfway up the mountain, facing an open valley, the opposite mountain forms a natural echo screen. You must stand facing the valley to listen to it. Feel the original folk songs and wonderful rhyme of sound. There is also a song stage at the "Meeting a Thousand Miles" in Golden Whip Stream, which is full of meaning when listening to beautiful legends.
There are several live performances performed in different scenic spots in Zhangjiajie. If you live near the Wulingyuan ticket station, you can choose to watch "Charming Xiangxi"; if you happen to visit Yellow Dragon Cave and Baofeng Lake, you can choose to watch "Misty Rain in Zhangjiajie" or "The God Song of Tima"; if you are not far from Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area, the romantic and touching "Tianmen Fox Fairy" will be your first choice. In addition, there is also the "Chant Wuling" staged in the largest folk song and dance theater in Central South, which is also very good. Choose one according to your preference.
You must walk the glass plank road once to Tianmen Mountain, which will give you the ultimate cliff experience that you will never forget. The plank road is entirely made of toughened glass with extremely high transparency, except for a frame made of reinforced concrete every one meter or so.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Bridge
April to June and September to November are the best time to travel in Zhangjiajie.
April-June: It is the spring of Zhangjiajie, walking against the Golden Whip Stream, visiting Ten-mile Natural Gallery, exploring Yellow Dragon Cave.
September-November: Zhangjiajie's sky is high and the clouds are light in autumn, and the forests are full of color. This is the time when kiwis, tangerines and other delicious fruits mature.
Summer is hot and rainy, and winter is cold, so the climate comfort is slightly inferior to spring and autumn.
Zhangjiajie, as a famous tourist city worldwide, is currently more convenient on the transportation from many domestict cities. The nearest airport for Zhangjiajie is Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport, connecting with main cities of China, such as Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Xiamen, Hangzhou, Changsha, etc. Zhangjiajie Xie High Speed Train Station was finished at the end of 2019, thus by high speed train Zhangjiajie can connect with Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, etc., which shorten the traveling time to Zhangjiajie.
The mountain road is slippery on rainy days, and rain and heavy fog will also cause unclear vision. It is best not to risk mountaineering in the rain;
Golden Week and summer vacation are peak tourist seasons, the prices of various services rise, the number of people queues for a long time, and the traffic, board and lodging are also inconvenient.