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Where to Stay in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie has become well-known as a famous tourist place since the classic film Avatar was shot in Zhangjaijie National Park. Tourists from the world are attracted to Zhangjiajie by its reputation. The natural scenery is quite fascinating and attractive. There are two national parks in Zhangjiajie. One is Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, comprising Tianzishan Mountain Nature Reserve, Baofeng Lake, Yangjiajie Scenic Area, Golden Whip Stream and Suoxi Valley, and is a very popular filming and tourist destination. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in Wulingyuan Distrct, about 35 km from downtown Zhangjajie. The other is Tianmen Mountain National Park, composed of Tianmen Cave, Tongtian Avenue (Avenue toward Heaven), Tianmen Mountain Cableway, which is closed to the downtown. As for those who comes to Zhangjaijie for the first time, he may have no idea about where is the best place to stay in Zhangjiajie to maximize his tourist time. Here some useful tips are recommended, helping you to find a good place for stay in Zhangjiajie.


Best Places to Stay in Zhangjiajie - Downtown Area

Why is the downtown of Zhangjiajie city one of the best places to stay in Zhangjiajie?

Reason 01  Close to Tianmenshan Mountain National Park

The famous Tianmen Mountain is closed to the downtown. The station of cable car of Tianmen Mountain, with a length of more than 7000 meters, is near to the bus station in Remin Road of downtown. If you arrive in Zhangjiajie at night, we suggest you stay in the downtown area for the 1st night and then it is convenient to arrange to visit Tianmen Mountain next morning.

Reason02 Near airport and railway station with fairly convenient transportation

The downtown area is quite important to arrive and leave Zhangjiajie, for it is near to the railway station and the airport. Besides, it is about 35 km/40 minutes drive from downtown to Wulinyuan area, where Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie Scenic Area, Golden Whip Stream, Baofeng Lake are located.

Reason 03 Various accommodation choices

There are a lot of choices for accommodation in Zhangjiajie, from star hotels to hostels and inns. It is easy to choose the one that meets your budget.

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Best Places to Stay in Zhangjiajie - Wulingyuan/Suoxi Town

One main gate of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is just at Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie, in Suoxi Town. Suoxiyu Tickets Office is also called Wulingyuan Ticket Office, where tourists also buy ticket to get into the park directly. This is the most chosen and most convenient area for staying one or two nights to visit Zhangjiajie National Park. There are many public buses between Wulingyuan and downtown, which quite convenient for traveling. Besides, there are also buses leaving for Fenghuang Ancient Town and Changsha. 

Walking in Wulingyuan district, you will easily find restaurants famous for various Chinese flavors, special local product shops, supermarkets, recreation spots and Living facilities. The accommodation here is on middle or high-end level, such 5 star deluxe hotels and 4 star hotels. You can also find some boutique Hotel hotels or inns, to meet your own staying flavor.

Best Places to Stay in Zhangjiajie - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Gate Area

Staying in Zhangjiajie National Park Gate Area for one night is also an alternative choice. From this gate tourists could visit Huangshi Village and hiking along Golden Whip Stream to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area. For this area is about 30 km away from Zhangjiajie downtown, most of the accommodation is hostels with limited condition, but it is cheap. If you do not have strict requirement for staying, it would be a good choice. By the way, tourist bus route from Yuanjiajie Scenic Area to Tianzi Mountain is suitable for watching red leaves in autumn. Also, there are buses traveling between the area and downtown, do not worry about that.

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Recommended Hotel by TopChinaTravel

@Downtown Area

►Sunshine Hotel Zhangjiajie (5 star)

Address: 2 Yongding Avenue, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie, PRC

Nearby: Tianmen Mountain National Park, 5 minutes’ drive from the bus station or airport.

►Zhangjiajie scenic zhongtian international hotel (4 star)

Address: 63 Chongwen Road, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie

Nearby: 10 minutes’ drive from the airport; 5 minutes’ drive from Tianmen Mountain National Park; 45 minutes’ drive from Zhangjiajie National Park.

@Wulingyuan Area

►Samantha Resort & SPA Zhangjiajie (5 star)

Address: No.8 Baofeng Road, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400, China

Nearby: Zhangjiajie National Park (Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie, Baofend Lake, Yellow Dragon Cave)

►Crowne Plaza Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan (5 star)

Address: #168 Gaoyun Road Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie 427400 China

Nearby: Zhangjiajie National Park within walking distance, 40 minutes’ drive from Zhangjiajie airport or railway station

►Pullman Zhangjiajie (4-5 star)

Address: #188 Gaoyun Road Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie 427400 China

Nearby: Zhangjiajie National Park within walking distance, 40 minutes’ drive from Zhangjiajie airport or railway station