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Heavenly Shentangwan On the northwestern border of Hunan Province locates Zhangjiajie City which covers an area of 9,516 square kilometers (about 3,674 square miles). The city has four areas under its governance: Yongding District and Wuling District, Cili County and Sangzhi County.

Zhangjiajie City features different terrains including: mountainous regions, upland areas, plains, and Karst rock areas, with the the mountains cover 76 percent of the total area. The world-famous natural heritage site 'Wulingyuan Scenic Area' is located on the base of these great mountains. Areas worth visiting contain Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (known as China's first national forest park), Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve, and Tianzi Mountain Natural Resource Reserve. The scenic area hosts many natural features like mountains, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls and perhaps there are more than three thousand rock ridges and eight hundred ghylls. They enjoy the reputation of 'Original Picture on Mountain and River of China'. This wonderland is covered with dense forests and is considered Mother Nature's Oxygen Bar.

Zhangjiajie has very convenient transportation. Highways extend in all directions, among which a superhighway connects Changsha and Zhangjiajie. New roads connect the city center to a number of scenic areas, making travel by car very convenient. Train routes extend to Guangzhou, Beijing, Zhanjiang, Changsha and Wuxi. The newly expanded Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport has accommodated 20 different airlines with routes to such destinations as Beijing, Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, Changsha, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, and Thailand.

The history of Zhangjiajie can be traced back to the Neolithic Age. Three main ethnic minority groups Tujia, Bai, Miao and other 29 minority groups live harmoniously. As there are aTianmenshan Mountain after snow number of ethnic groups, visitors can experience various folk cultures-different customs, clothing, decorations as well as dance and music. In 2006, Folk Songs of Sangzhi County, Hands-waving Dance of Tujia Ethnic Group, Maogusi Dance, and The Crafts of Tujia Brocade were all listed in the Protection Catalog of Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage. People in Zhangjiajie are very hospitable so that visitors can feel at home. The local snacks may be popular among visitors.

One interesting activity in Zhangjiajie is drifting on the Maoyan River, the upper reach of the Li River in Yongding District of the city. The drifting length is 16 miles and the zigzags in the river offer an exhilarating ride. Besides, the river has four wonders-Bangtou Spring, Jianxie (intermittent) Spring, Yan (salt) Spring and Pen Wu (spout mist) Cave, all of which worth a visiting. The most renowned scenic spot is the Shui Dongzi waterfall(water hollow). On the bank opposite the waterfall scatter serveral huge rocks that provide a perfect natural sightseeing.


Zhangjiajie Tour

Being subtropical moist mountain climate, for tourists it is an ideal place to spend the holiday. Beautiful Zhangjiajie welcomes tourists from all over the world to enjoy your holiday here.

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