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Zhangjiajie Travel Guide

Quite naturally, the natural landscape of Zhangjiajie is beautiful as well as perhaps a little terrifying. The major scenic sites of Zhangjiajie are divided into three parts:

  • 1. Wulinyuan Scenic Area - northwest of Zhangjiajie city.
    1. Main sites: Zhangjiajie National Park, Yuanjiajie Avatar Hallujuah Mountain, Tianzi Mountain and cable car, Bailong Elevator, Yangjiajie Scenic Area.
  • 2. Tianmen Mountain - South of Zhangjiajie City Center, situated in Downtown.
    1. Main sites: take the world’s longest cable car from the city center all the way up to the top of Tianmen Mountain, sky walk on the glass bottom walkways built on the edge of the cliff. Take the bus down the 99 Bends Road.
  • 3. Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
    1. Main sites: the world’s longest glass bridge, Baofeng Lake, Yellow Jargon Cave.


Zhangjiajie belongs to a subtropical, humid monsoon climate, but with a slight twist: Like the typical subtropical monsoon climate, Zhangjiajie has a long, rainy and oftentimes humid summer, almost 200 rainy days in a year. But it doesn’t affect the sightseeing since there is special beauty also on rainy days. Zhangjiajie has a relatively short, cold winter. The spring and autumn periods are even shorter, transitional periods.

Best Time to Go

April to May and September to October are the best times, since the weather is simply comfortable to travel; not too much rain and less crowded.


There is an international airport and a railway station in Zhangjiajie, so there is easy access to Zhangjiajie from major cities of China.

By Air: Shanghai: 2 1/2 hours, Chengdu: 2 1/2 hours, Guangzhou: 2hrs 40min, Beijing: 2hrs 50min, Changsha: 1hour, Hong Kong: 6hrs 50min (stopover in Shanghai).
By Train: There are no bullet trains to Zhangjiajie, fast trains from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, Nanning are K-trains; they are slower than Z-Trains and T-Trains. Guilin to Zhangjiajie: The recommended way is to take a high-speed train from Guilin to Changsha (3hrs 20min), then take a flight from Changsha to Zhangjiajie (1h 10min, 4 flights per day).

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Top Attractions in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is lush with vegetation, verdant foliage, and steep valley walls. It has numerous attractions and the top 3 are Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain and Zhangjaijei Grand Canyon Glass Bridge.

How to Get to Zhangjiajie

There are three ways to get to Zhangjiajie: flight, train, and bus. The quickest way to get to Zhangjiajie is by air. Big cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Changsha and Guangzhou have direct flights to Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport.

Zhangjiajie Travel Ideas

How many days do you need in Zhangjiajie? How to plan your 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, or 4 days itineraries? When is the best time to go? Where to stay? Is a tour guide necessary? The articles below will answer many of the questions you may have when planning a Zhangjiajie tour.

Tianzi Mountian

How to Plan Zhangjiajie Tour

  • This article will give you an idea of visit Zhangjiajie by choosing the right time to go, what to see, how to get there, what to pack, and why need a guide to show you around, and help you make with good plan.

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Best Time to Visit Zhangjiajie

  • Although there are many great times to visit Zhangjiajie, the best time over-all is late Autumn- the end of October, and throughout the month of November. Autumn is the beginning of the dry season, and the weather is not yet freezing, so it’s a great time to visit.

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Zhangjiajie Hotel

Where to Stay in Zhangjiajie

  • Being a major tourist destination the Zhangjiajie area has plenty of accommodation. The vast majority of the hotels in the area are in one of two locations: Zhangjiajie City, and Wulingyuan.

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Zhangjiajie Airport

Zhangjiajie Top Things to Do

  • Our Zhangjiajie local guides share their opinions on must-see attractions in Zhangjiajie. This article concludes their knowledge and list the top 5 places you should not miss when traveling in Zhangjiajie. Let’s check them one by one.

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