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Top Things to Do in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is famous for its amazing natural wonders. It is characterized by tall mountains with multiple, jagged peaks and pristine rivers, lakes and forests, and is often referred to as a geological park.

What to See in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie national park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

With its classic rocky tower scenery and natural wonders, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has become an adventure spot for increasing numbers of travelers. It has five main tourist areas: Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie, Huangshi Village, and Golden Whip Stream. In addition, it has many walks, with different views. Read more about Zhangjiajie National Park >>

Not to be missed::

  • Taking a cable car up to the Avatar Hallelujah Mountains in the Yuanjiajie area.
  • Seeing the cloud and mist at the top of Tianzi Mountain.
  • Visiting the Old House Area, a less touristy spot between Yuanjiajie and Tianzi Mountain. Enjoy its natural and peaceful scenery.

Travel Tips:

  • Be prepared for sizeable queues for buses and cable cars.
  • Hold on tight to any bags and do not have any food poking out of pockets or in your hand, in case wild monkeys come to look for food.
  • If you want to avoid the crowds, walk along the trails to the different sightseeing spots indicated on the map.

Best time to go: Spring and Autumn

Travel Time needed: 2-3 days

Ticket price: RMB 300 P/P valid for 3 days, any cable car or elevator tickets excluded

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Grand Canyon

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is famous for its Glass Bridge which spans two steep cliffs with a length of 430 meters and is suspended 300 meters above the valley. Read more about Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon>>

Not to be missed:

  • Walking on the longest and tallest glass-bottomed bridge in the world.
  • Experiencing the grandeur of the steep cliffs on One Line Sky.
  • Walking along Canyon Trail for views of cliffs, waterfalls and the lush green forest.

Travel Time needed: 1 day

Ticket price: RMB 291 P/P

Tour Idea:

Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen (Sky Door) Mountain is named for its shape, with a huge hole through which you can see the sky. At a height of 1,519 meters (4,983 feet), Tianmen is the highest peak in the Zhangjiajie area. Read more about Tianmen Mountain>>

Not to be missed:

  • Taking the cable car up to top of Tianmen Mountain and taking pictures of the amazing 99-bends roadway.
  • Walking the narrow glass walkway.
  • Walking the 999 steps up to Tianmen Cave.

Travel Time needed: 1 day

Ticket price: CNY311 p/p

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Yellow Dragon cave

Yellow Dragon Cave

Yellow Dragon Cave is a very large limestone cave, also a World Natural Heritage Site. The cave is 7.6 kilometers long and 140 meters tall. It consists of two drought stores and two wet stores, two underground rivers, four waterfalls, 13 caverns and 10,000 stalagmites and stalactites.

Not to be missed:

  • Taking a boat ride inside the cave.
  • Walking up and down the steps to the underworld.

Travel Time needed: half of a day

Ticket price: CNY100 p/p

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