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8 Things Not to Do in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie owns breathtaking mountain sceneries, with countless strange pillars rising to the sky, gorgeous karst caves hiding inside and limpid streams meandering around. What not to do in Zhangjiajie? If you are visiting Zhangjiajie for the first time, you may have a better trip by reading the following 8 things not to do in Zhangjiajie.


1.Don’t Go to Zhangjiajie at a Wrong Period of Time.

It can be really crowded with Chinese tourists in Zhangjiajie if you choose a wrong period of time. When you make plans for you Zhangjiajie tour, do remember to avoid public holidays like Labor Day (May 1-3), National Day (October 1-7) and summer vacation for students (July and August).

On the one hand, you won’t get the best traveling experience in the crowds. On the other hand, it’s hard to book hotels and the price will be much higher.

Sometimes you will meet many tour groups even during weekends. Thus, it’s necessary to choose weekdays if you really mind the crowds. In addition, it’s better to visit in the early morning, before the tour groups arrive.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park


2.Don’t Push Yourself Too Hard.

As you’re in Zhangjiajie, hiking is the core. Be prepared to walk on numerous steps, but you don’t have to push yourself too hard, take it easy and enjoy the beautiful sceneries alongside. If you want to save your energy, cableways and elevator are available to take in the park. Besides, you can take shuttle buses in between.

Cableway is Available to Take

Honestly, it’s better to hike with experienced local guide. You will have a well-designed schedule based on your interests and your body condition, so that you could hike efficiently and leisurely.


3.Don’t Forget to Take Food with You.

Better to take some rest regularly and drink plenty of water. Don’t forget to bring a backpack and prepare some snacks, fresh fruits will be good as well. It’s fine if you don’t want to carry too many things with you, you can go around the food outlets to find what you like.


4.Don’t be Too Closed to the Monkeys.

It’s normal to see wild monkeys when hiking in Zhangjiajie. We understand that monkeys are cute, however, you’d better keep away from them, because some monkeys easily get aggressive. If you have food in your hands, some monkeys may try to snatch the food, it’s really dangerous.


5.Don’t Miss Wonderful Shows in Zhangjiajie.

You may get tired after your tour during the day, it’s quite enjoyable to watch a show at night, you can rest your feet at the same time. Tianmen Fox Fairy Show and Charming Xiangxi will be great. Don’t miss wonderful shows, or else you will miss the great chance to know about local culture and folk tales in Zhangjiajie.


6.Don’t Underestimate Your Courage.

Since you’re already in Zhangjiajie, it’s time to take some challenges. Don’t be afraid to walk on the glass bridge. Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is the highest and longest glass bridge in the world, it will be one of the best memories during your trip in China, the magnificent scene of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon will be in full view. Never underestimate your courage, just take a try.

Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge


7.Don’t Have High Expectation for Accommodation in Zhangjiajie.

Don’t expect that the hotels in Zhangjiajie are as good as the same type in big cities like Beijing and Shanghai. You can pick from star-rated hotels, and it’s more convenient to stay near Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, rather than Zhangjiajie City. You will save a lot of time on the road.


8.Don’t Wear Inappropriate Clothes.

Don’t forget to check weather report before packing, weather in Zhangjiajie changes constantly. It’s really important to wear appropriate clothes, for a comfortable trip among the mountains.

Usually windproof and waterproof clothes will be better, because of the changeable weather in Zhangjiajie. Additionally, outdoor shoes will be great for hiking. You’d better bring a hat, especially during summer.


Don’t be Afraid, Zhangjiajie is a Great Choice for You.

Don’t be afraid to travel to Zhangjiajie, it’s suitable for most travelers. After knowing the top 8 things not to do in Zhangjiajie, you may start you planning with less worries. Please check our Zhangjiajie tours below if you have interests.

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