Mainly all the featured scenic spots centralize in the north part of the city - Wulingyuan Scenic Area, China's first National Forest Park. The area is comprised of three major parklands-Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve and Tianzi (Son of Heaven) Mountain Nature Reserve. Additionally, Tianmen Mountain just south of the city is another 'must see' scenic area.
To date Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport has served number of destinations to Chinese cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Shenyang, Nanjing, Chongqing and Changsha, charter flights from South Korea and Taiwan are also available.
The climate is always comfortable to make it attractive in all seasons. In spring, all the flowers on mountains blossom and mountains are luxuriantly green. In summer the forests flourish and are strongly fragrant. Autumn is a romantic season and visitors will appreciate a sense of poetry at this time. In winter, visitors can marvel at the evergreen trees amongst the snowy landscape.
Zhangjiajie has 2 plays of the folk singing and dancing performance. At the show of ‘Meili Xiangxi', the actors all come from the local Tujia and Miao families, and their fair-sounding singing and multicolored folk finery are the highlights of the party. Performances of Xiangxi Magic and Xiangxi Ganshi (chucking corpse) add to the mysterious and thrilling luster of the show.
At night, the streets of Zhangjiajie are full of vendors selling barbecue and local snacks. Glutinous Rice Balls in Rice Wine Soup is made of small glutinous rice balls, Chinese dates and sweet rice wine. It is not only very nutritious, but tasty as well. The local snacks in the night market are also inexpensive. Tujia Spicy Radish and pickled vegetables must be included in your tasting menu.
Wulingyuan sceniec area, Zhangjiajie, Hunan 427400
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in the south of wulingyuan scenic area, with a total area of 481,000 square meters. The national forest park was approved by the national planning commission in 1982 as the first national forest park in China. The wulingyuan scenic area, which is composed of soxiyu, tianzi mountain and yangjiazhai scenic spot, was designated by the state council as the key scenic spot of the country in 1988. In 1992 UNESCO inscribed it on the world heritage list.
Tianmen Mountain National Park, Guanli Ping, Yongding Area, Zhangjiajie, Hunan 427400
As the typical karst mountain plateau landform, convex knife striking cliffs upright at 200 meters area to more than 1500 meters. The top of mountain is flat, covered with thick forest and surrounded with cliffs. There is a peculiar huge cave named Tianmen cave which is called as “Soul of Wulingyuan”, and can be observed its uniqueness by taking the cableway.
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon glass bridge, Sanguansi,CiLi county, zhangjiajie, hunan 427000
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Skywalk "sky", both scenic pedestrian traffic, tour, bungee jumping, etc. T Taiwan liusuo, main span 430 meters, a bridge across the canyon, 375 meters long, 6 meters wide, the bridge from the bottom of the relative height of about 300 meters. The total length of the transparent glass bridge, highly ranked the first in the world. As the world's first cable-stayed bridge of glass type Canyon glass bridge, and the record of the world's longest glass bridge.