Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Tours – China, Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
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About this place

Zhangjiajie is a rising tourist city famous for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources.

It is located in the northwest of Hunan province, about 400 kilometers away from Changsha, capital of Hunan, covering a total area of 9,563 square kilometers, of which 76% are mountainous area.

Out of its total population of 1.62 million, almost 72% belong to ethnic minority groups, including Tujia, Bai and Miao nationalities.

Zhangjiajie is a prefecture-level city consisting of Yongding and Wulingyuan Districts, Cili and Sangzhi Counties.

Wulingyuan District, also called Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, is endowed with striking natural beauty.

This site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200m high.

Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, 40 caves, and two large natural bridges.

It is also home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.

Therefore, it was listed into the World Natural Heritage Catalogue by the UNESCO in 1992.

Zhangjiajie was awarded the title of "World Geological Park" in 2004.

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By Sky Han,

Hi, this is Sky,Business Interpreter/Tour Guide in Henan Province.

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I was in Zhangjiajie for one day last year, it was so beautiful and spectacular, I'd rather go there second time if I once have time. I highly recommend Zhangjiajie as the place you have to go in Hunan Province.
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Re: Zhangjiajie National Park

By Amazing Shanghai Alana,

Food tour, Nightlife,Sightseeing,Business assistance,Layover

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Nice picture. I like this place. Hope one day to see the view on the top of the  mountain. 
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By Chris Tan,

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was established by the State Council in 1982 as the first National Forest Park of China. It was listed into the World Heritage Directory by UNESCO in 1992, and in 2004, Zhangjiajie was listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark. It is among the first scenery spots that were recognized as the China’s Class AAAAA Scenery Spots in 2007. Two years later, it was awarded as the National Civilized Scenic Tourism Area.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is known for its uni...read more
Zhangjiajie national forest park locates in...

By Zhangjiajie Tony Liu,

The tour guide of Tujia minority.

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Zhangjiajie national forest park locates in Wulingyuan district of Zhangjiajie city.It has an area of 369 square kilometers. It consists of Huangshi Village scenic spot, Golden Whip Stream scenic spot, Yuanjiajie scenic spot, Tianzi Mountain area, Yangjiajie scenic spot, Ten-li Gallery area and so on. In 1979, the famous painter Mr Wu Guanzhong came to Western Hunan, when he arrived at Zhangjiajie, he was attracted by the beautiful scenery and made a lot of painting about Zhangjiajie. When he ...read more
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By Cindy Li,

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Zhangjiajie ismuch more beautiful than onther mountains I have visited, its a really nice place for painters.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in the southern n part of the Wulingyuan Scenic Zone

By Frank Chen,

Explore the beauty of nature and experience the local culture in ZJJ

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in the southern n part of the Wulingyuan Scenic Zoon. The several thousand mountain peaks of quartz stand rise abruptly from the ground. Streams flow through the Jinbian (Gold Whip) Stream Grand Canyon which is flanked by sheer cliffs. The Sightseeing Platform at Huangshi Village is shrouded in mist. Wild animals play freely in the primeval forests. The scenic zone is like a fairy land with the beaury of wild nature.

In 1982 it was recog...read more
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In 2004, Zhangjiajie Geopark was listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark

By Larry L,

Private tour service in Hunan & Guangxi. Interpreting service in China

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In 2004, Zhangjiajie Geopark was listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park. Although resembling karst terrain, this area is not underlain by limestones and is not the product of chemical dissolution, which is characteristic of limestone karst. They are the result of many years of physical, rather than chemical,erosion. Much of the weathering which forms these pillars are the ...read more

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