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Why Should You Visit Zhangjiajie

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Zhangjie is a popular tour destination, and has attracts tens of millions tourists from all over the world. Thus, do you want to know why Zhangjiajie is so famous, and what Zhangjie has? Of course you do, unless you want to let go this nature-made masterpiece. Here, I give top 4 reasons to visit Zhangjiajie briefly, and more highlights, please read on.

Prepare your camera for breathtaking wonders. Natural scenery in Zhangjiajie, could be said as a masterpiece delicately made by nature, and it has won amazing praises from the world. Its unique mountains and ancient geoparks are the favorite scenes in movies.

Watch your heartbeat, and try the glass skywalk in a height over 1000 meters. The glass skywalk is built around a vertical mountain, and it is transparent, with a good view of below scenery. Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Glass Skywall is used to your braveness, and it is a big challenge to most people. Go and see if Zhangjiajie is a perfect place for adrenaline seekers and if Zhangjiajie is a place for thrill.

A ticket for 4 days tour. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a huge attraction, composed of several parts, and all of them are worthy your visit. If you want have a deep visit in Zhangjiajie, you need several days. Good news is that a ticket allows you to go in and out in four days.

A perfect place for trekking and thrill. Highlights of Zhangjiajie are all natural sceneries about magnificent mountains, vast forest, and marvelous canyon. Mountain steps, winding and rough roads and beautiful sceneries make Zhangjiajie a good place for trekking.

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Where is Zhangjiajie & How to Travel to Zhangjiajie

Where is Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is a tourist city in Henan province. Hunan province is in southern China, close to Jiangxi, Hubei, Chongqing, Guizhou, Guangxi and Guangdong. Zhangjiajie is in the northwest of Henan province, close to Changde, Xiangxi(Fenghuang Ancient City), and Chongqing(Yangtze River Cruise). Zhangjiajie is in the northwest of Changsha, about 320 km from Changsha. Changsha is the capital city of Hunan, and it could be the first stop to Zhangjiajie.

How to Travel to Zhangjiajie

What is the closest/ nearest airport to Zhangjiajie? Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport. It is the only airport in Zhangjiajie, and tourists should make the most use of it in saving time for busy itinearies. Zhangjiajie Railway Station is also available to tourists who would like to take trains.

Zhangjiajie airport outside view

1. International flights to Zhangjiajie

International Flights to Zhangjiajie
City London Los Angeles Kuala Lumpur Singapore Bangkok
Duration 18 hours 19.5 hours 11 hours 10.5 hours 3 hours

2. Domestic flights to Zhangjiajie

Domestic Flights to Zhangjiajie
City Shanghai Beijing Nanjing Guangzhou Changsha Chongqing
Duration 2.5 hours 3 hours 2 hours 1.5 hours 1 hour 1 hour

3. Train to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjia Railway Station is available to tourists who like train tours, but up to this time, fast trains are the mainly train used in Zhangjia Railway Station. From Changsha to Zhangjiajie, it takes 5-5.5 hours, and from Jishou(Fenghuang Ancient Town), 2 hours.  In the future, a big probability is on available trains with faster speed.


Best of Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park enjoys big name in the world, and has titles like World Geo-park,  World Natural Heritage site, the first national forest park in China. Moreover, it has been shooting places of Avatar, the Dream of Red Mansions, etc., because of its marvelous scenery. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, is a place that will extremely exceed your expectation . Go, Go,Go, is what I exactly want to tell you.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park consists of several scenic areas, such as Huangshi village, Yuanjiajie,  Yangjiajie, Jinbianxi, Tianzi Mountain, and Suoxiyu. Those are must visit places and hightlights are Halleluja Mountain in Yuanjiajie, splendid mountains in Tianzi Mountain, the biggest observation deck in Huangshi Village, rough mountain roads for trekking in Yangjiajie, and beautiful canyon in Suoxiyu.

Travel Tips for Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: 

  • Best time to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: March-May, and  September-November. Spring and Autumn are better, compared to hot summer and cold winter
  • It has five ticket offices, Wulingyuan, Forest par, Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie, and Zimengang. Tourists could buy tickets and get in from any offices
  • There are tourists buses shuttling in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, for free. Tourists could take a bus and save time and energy
  • Cable cars are available for going to mountain top
  • Usually, two days or three days are planned for Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
  • For accommodation, tourists could book a hotel outside the five ticket offices


Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park

Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park(hereinafter referred as Tianmen Mountain) is listed in Top 50 places worthy to visit in China, and has built its name as a thrilling place to watch unrivalled mountain scenery. Tianmen Mountain is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie, and its main peak has an altitude of 1518 meters. Tourists in Tianmen Mountain, could have top experiences in challenge the impossible. Tianmen Mountain wonders will meet your needs for thrills.

Tianmen Cave

Tianmen Cave. A world wonder in Tianmen Mountain is Tianmen Cave, which is naturally formed during its landscape. Tianmen Cave is 131.5 meters high, and 57 meters wide. Due to its special place on high mountain, it is regarded Heaven’s Gate.

999 Steps to Heaven. 999 Steps to Heaven is the actual heaven road to the mountain top and Tianmen Cave. It has 999 stone steps, and climbing of the 999 steps need much energy. Young men, it is time to tell the world you are strong.


Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
is located in Cili county, Zhangjiajie, about 60 km away from Zhangjiajie downtown. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is a best place to enjoy natural scenery from stress, and it has lush greenery and fresh air, with mountains, waterfalls, rivers everywhere. But the most famous about Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge, spanning a canyon, and the bridge floor is 375 meters long, and 6 meters wide. It is a transparent glass bridge, and 300 meter high from the canyon bottom to the bridge floor. In sunny days, tourists could see great scenery under the glass. In rainy days, it is just a wonderful land upon cloud.


Trekking in Labyrinth Land, See Zhangjiajie Avatar

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the perfect place for your trekking, with mountain road, and plank roads on cliff in such a big attraction. 3-4 days are needed to rummage thorough Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Except trekking, tourists could have boat adrift in this scenic area.

Mountain is a big highlight of Trekking in Labyrinth Land, See Zhangjiajie Avatar, and its specialty is upstanding, steep, and many in number. The most famous mountain is Hallelujah Mountain shooted as in the movie Avatar, and I bet most fans and moviegoers of Avatar remember its spectacular scenes about mountain. Now, you could actually see this big picture.

Take the Longest Ropeway in the World

Tianmen Mountain Ropeway is the longest mountain ropeway in the world, and it is 7455 meters long, with a fall in height of 1279 meters. Tourists could take a cable car to see spectacular mountain sceneries from high sky, which would be an unforgettable experience.


Challenge Tianmen Glass Skywall & Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

Tianmen mountain plank road

Tianmen Plank Road, or Tianmen Ghost Path is a long wooden path hanging on high cliff. Tianmen Plank Road is 1600 meters, in a height of about 1400. One of its highlight is Tinamen Glass Skywall.

Tianmen Glass Skywall or Tianmen Glass Bridge is 60 meters long, and 1.6 meters wide, hanging Tianmen Mountain in place of 1430 meters high. Tianmen Glass Bridge is so transparent that tourists could see scenery below clearly. Try the glass bridge, see if you are bold or timid. Thrill, screaming, and surprising are all your praises to Tianmen Glass Bridge.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is famous fort its glass bridge, because Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge has won great awards in its design and construction. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is a cable-stay bridge, hanging in the middle sky, where tourists could have thrilling experience and take amazing pitures.


First Try Mountain Tunnel Elevator

Tianmen Mountain Tunnel Elevator has a renown elevator, moving in the mountain tunnel. Tianmen Mountain Tunnel Elevator is moving from Tianmen Cave to Tianmen Mountain top, with a length of 897 meters. The mountain tunnel elevator does not just save your climbing, but give you a brand-new experience. Most of you haven’t take such a tunnel elevator, and now it is time to have such a fresh experience.


Thrilling Bus-taking in Tianmen Mountain Road

Why must I mention Tianmen Mountian Road? Please have a look at its picture. You should know that it is not an easily-driving road. Tianmen Mountain Road is built on mountains, with 99 scary bending. Driving on Tianmen Mountain Road is definitely a big challenge, and would be a nightmare to most people. You are not allowed to drive a bus, but you could take a tourist bus to experience its surprise and challenge for you.

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