Zhangjiajie International Forest Festival

Zhangjiajie International Forest Festival is a  festival and public event  that has "protecting forests" as its theme. It has been celebrated 15 times in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park before 2012. During the festival various activities are presented including shows, exhibitions, and competitions, many of them related to the forest theme.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located in Zhangjiajie, northwest Hunan Province, central China, and was the first National Forest Park in China. It is famous for its peculiar quartzossandstone pillars, and listed as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1992.

The park not only has magnificent natural scenery, but also has a richness of forest plants and wildlife. The forest coverage rate in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is  98%. It is a great natural oxygen bar and has been called "Natural Museum" and "Natural Botanical Garden". Vegetation, animals, peculiar hills, and water in the park have formed a perfect natural ecosystem.

The park is in a subtropical climate zone. Due to its high mountains, deep valleys, and lush forest, it has a humid and moderate forest climate with a small daily temperature range: cold, but seldom freezing in the winter, and not so hot in the summer. 

The average temperature for a year is 17°C (63°F). The average July high is 32°C (90°F), and average January low is 1°C (34°F).

The air in the park is very fresh, and it is an ideal summer leisure place for visitors.

Entry: 248 yuan/person, including 3 yuan insurance premium and green tour bus fare in the park.

Transportation

Bus

Many shuttle buses in Zhangjiajie Bus Station go to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park at intervals of 10 minutes. It is about 32 kilometers, and costs 10 yuan.

Taxi

From Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport: 100 yuan.

From Zhangjiajie Railway Station: 60–100 yuan.

Read more about Zhangjiajie Weather


Hi, I'm Ruru Zhou
I updated this article on January 3, 2013
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