Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
About this place
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 returned to home, he wrote an article about Zhangjieji and publised it on Hunan Daily. From then on, Zhangjieji was known by outside people. In 1982,the State Council established the first national forest park of China in Zhangjiajie. In 1992, it was recorded on the world natural heritage list by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Zhangjiajie national forest park is famous for its quartz sandstone formations. There are too much uninterrrupted peaks and steep cliffs, deep valleys and streams, greenery woods and clean water as well as heavy magnificent fog. Within the park, more than 8000 cliff mountains stand independently, towering into a sky like a dancing group with various physical apperance and grand force of character. Standing on top of the mountain, tourists can enjoy the wonderful sight. Streams snakes in the deep valleys. The waterfalls plays hide-and-seek with you. All these contribute an excellent Chinese Painting.
Zhangjiajie national forest park is a green treasure house as well as a natural zoo with 98%forest coverage.There are large primeval secondary forest. Among the 102 families and 720 species trees, some are very unusual: Chinese dove tree, trembling popular, red nutmeg etc. The jungle provides a well-protected environment for the wild lives to habitat. There are 28 first class national protected animals in the park. Among them the giant salamander is a outstanding representative. Walking on the mountain paths, you will be accompanied by the bird’s singing and more than 1000monkey’s playing around you.