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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Stream in Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkZhangjiajie National Forest Park, set up in 1982, situates in the northwest of Wulingyuan, neighboring Suoxiyu and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve. It occupies an area of 4300 ha. with 97% forest coverage. The average rainfall of the national park is 1200mm to 1600mm and the average temperature is 16℃ year round. The forest park has 98 woody plant families which include 517 species, over twice of the total in Europe. There are half of the gymnosperm species that can be found in the forest park.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, together with Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve, Tianzishan Natural Resource Reserve and Yaozizhai makes up the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, also known as Zhangjiajie Scenic Spot. It is located 32 kilometers (19 miles) from urban Zhangjiajie and 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is famous for its unique natural landform of sandstone forest and the spectacle of virgin forest. Huangshi Village and Jinbi Stream (Golden Whip Stream) are the two most attractive spots in the forest park. 
 
Huangshi Village

Located at an elevation of 1300 meters, Huangshi Village is the biggest sightseeing platform in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. There is a local saying that he who does not reach Huangshi Village does not pay a true visit to Zhangjiajie. A couple of distinctive spots lies along the sightseeing route, such as Tian Shu Bao Xia (a sealed book& a treasury box), Nan Tian Yi Zhu (pillar of southern sky), Front Garden, Jin Gui Tan Hai (golden tortoise exploring the sea), etc. The sunrise is another marvelous spectacle in Huangshi Village. Visitors can climb the mountain from the front gate or take the cableway to the peak. 
 
Jinbi Stream (Golden Whip Stream)

Golden Whip Stream appears as just a fine thread in the map of zhangjiajie. To many tourists, this is the most beautiful and memorable waterway in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. When visiting Golden Whip Stream, viceTrees in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park governor of Colorado, USA, Nancy Dick, remarked these words: "People commonly say that the Great Canyon (the Colorado Canyon) is very fantastic, but I think Golden Whip Stream is even more fantastic. It is the most beautiful place in the world, and I'll remember this place forever." 
 
Golden Whip Stream is named after Jin Bian Crag, its landmark spot, which runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates). The major spots along the stream include Yingbin Crag (greeting crag), Jinbian Crag, Zicao Pool, Qian Li Xiang Hui (long distance meeting between man and woman), Shui Rao Si Men (water-surrounded gates). With a length of 7.5 kilometers, Golden Whip Stream is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable "paradise" for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. And it is a kingdom of animals as well. 
 

 

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Tour

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has been a state-run forest farm since several years ago. Nowadays, with the most charming scenery, it has become a top attraction in Zhangjiajie.

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