Zhangjiajie wchich located in western Hunan is home of China's first
forest part -- the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park -- and a World
Natural Heritage site Wulingyuan Province, the famous tourist city
of Since an air route linking Zhangjiajie and Hong Kong opened last
April, more and more visitors take their holidays in Zhangjiajie.
There are many
famous scenic spots in Zhangjiajie, such as Baofeng Lake, the Huanglong
Cave (Asia's largest cave), and many beautiful waterfalls and brooks.
But the most attractive scene that Zhangjiajie features is the mysterious
mountain covered with
dense, primeval forests. It is said that 23 species of tare animals
and more than 3,000 species of plants are living in the misty world.
The new cableway
on Tianzi Mountain is new and is 2,084 meters long. As the cable
car runs across the dizzying peaks, passengers get a full view of
the spectacular landscape that cannot be enjoyed and other way.
Despite the new cableway's presence, there are still mountain-climbers
struggling to reach the top of Tianzi Mountain. Sedan-chair can
also be seen among them. There are many famous scenic spots in Zhangjiajie,
such as Baofeng Lake, the Huanglong Cave (Asia's largest cave),
and many beautiful waterfalls and brooks. But the most attractive
scene that Zhangjiajie features is the mysterious mountain covered
with dense, primeval forests. It is said that 23 species of tare
animals and more than 3,000 species of plants are living in the
There are 243
pillar-peaks, each over 1,000 meters high, that are often shrouded
in mist and drizzle. Together, the peaks form several "peak-forests"
that are rarely found anywhere else. Visitors to the top of Tianzi
Mountain will see many pillar-peaks gathered together like soldiers
in an enormous battle array.
Many rocks are
shaped like animals and fairies, and each is given its own legend.
Zhangjiajie covers and area of 9,600 square kilometers, 1.1000 of
China's territory. It has a population of 1.54 million, 72.2 percent
of which are ethnic minorities such as Tujia, Miao, and Bai. A private
Tujia family museum, Xinhua Shanguan, has been established in the
city. Its buildings well represent traditional Tujia architecture.
The museum is filled with the owner's collection of Western Hunan
handicrafts and furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Performances
of Tujia customs, including wedding ceremony, are presented at the
museum, and visitors are invited to participate in the activities.
As local saying
goes: A man never come Zhangjiajie, if he don't
visit Huangshi Village. It's because Huangshi Village is the best
beautiful place in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There are some
scenic sights in Huangshi Village, including "The Greeting
from a monk", "The Precious Bottle Peak", "The
Visitor from Foreign Country", "The Hawk Feeding Child",
"The Lion Turning Its Head", "The Platform for Ordering
His Soldiers by General", "The Precious Box for Hiding
A Sealed Book", "The Magic Needle", "A Sealed
Book Hanging On Cliff", "Nantian Gate", "Nantian
Column" and "The Natural Mural".Jinbian Stream is
a 7.5 kilometers long valley, which named by sight of "Jinbian
Peak" beside the stream. Along Jinbian Stream, there are some
sights as follow: "Mother Embracing A Child", "ZHUBAJIE
Shouldering Bride", "Jinbian Peak", "The Masters
in Traveling", "Save Mother by Cleaving Mountains",
"The Candle Peak", "The Immortal Spring", "The
Great Writer Peak", "The Two Tortoise Peak", "Scholar
Hiding The Sealed Book", "ZICAO Pond", "The
Lovers Peak", "The Lovers Tree", "The Jumping
Fish Pond", "The Camel Peak" and "The Sandbar
Surrounding Four Streams".
Area, part of Wulingyuan Tourist Area, is famous for its landscape
of craggy peaks and huge rocks columns rising out of the luxuriant
subtropical forests. Suoxiyu is a natural botanical garden and zoo.
Here tourists can have a view of naturally shaped grotesque rocks,
unpredictable clouds and fogs, grand waterfalls, cold springs, mirroring
lakes, mystic Underground House and Long Peace Palace, and elegant relics.
Major sights include the 10 - 11 Gallery, known as a natural sculpture
museum; the Yellow Long Peace Cave, known as the underground pearl;
Xihai, renown for its forest of peaks; Baofeng Lake; and Baizhang
Valley Located in the eastern of Wulingyuan, Baofeng Lake is the
masterpiece made by power of nature and
human. Baofeng Lake was named by Baofeng Mountain in the lake. With
the development of tour in Zhangjiajie, Baofeng Lake became famous
for beautiful scenery in the 1990's.
consists of Baofeng Lake, Baofeng Waterfall, One Line Gorge and
Hawk Nest Village. Baofeng Lake is a reservoir. It is 1 kilometer
long, 72 meters high and 150 meters wide. Baofeng Dam was built
in 1979 for generating electricity and flooding. The height of Baofeng
Dam is 80 meters and width from 12 meters to 3 meters. There are
some sights as follow: Peacock Extending feather, Gold Frog Eating
Moon, The Fairy dressing up and Listening local songs. Hawk Nest
Village is a mountain with 720 meters above sea level and 300 meters
high. There is only one way directing to mountaintop. It was named
by steepness. One Line Gorge is 200 meters long and 100 meters deep.
It is so narrow; the local people call the gorge as One Line Gorge.
Mountain Scenic Area
king of the peaks in Wulingyuan is the Tianzi Mountain. Local legends
say that an ancient Tujia chieftain who aspired to become Tianzi
(Son of Heaven), gathered his people and launched an uprising on
this peak. This is a virgin land teeming with mystery. There is
a flyover, two pools, three ancient temples, four gates, five waterfalls,
six caves, seven scenic spots, 84 natural view platforms and 9,990
peaks. Major sights include the forest of peaks and rocks, the Heavenly
Pool, the Temple of Son of Heaven and Waterfall of Lovebirds.
in known people's eyes
observes the beauty of Huangshan Mountain and Guilin, and dissolves
the elegant of Lushan Mountain and Chinese southern Mountain. it's
better than any famous natural interests in the world for its wonderful
mountains and peaks,
------Chen Fuli, famous photograph in Hongkong
The beauty of
Zhangjiajie which includes the grand of Taishan Mountain, steeply
of Huashan Mountain, the elegant of Guilin and the changeable of
Huangshan Mountain, I never seen in my life.
------Zhang Wenjun, known landscape painter
I almost have
visited all famous mountains in China. But it's really few can see
the oddity mountain and river like in Zhangjiajie. It's really a
husk for our country.
------Leijia, known writer
wonderful mountain, flourish plants, antiquate rocks and stone steps
leads us to the top and paradise. Warm and pure ethic comes with
us. I would like to extend my sincerely appreciation to you -----Zhangjiajie.
------ Marks. William, visitor from Switzerland
I have been
to many national scenery areas. But it's first time to see so beautiful
place like Zhangjiajie. Even the Fuji Mountain is not so beautiful
------Shanqiao Beiji, known Japanese visitor