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Tianzi MountainTianzi Mountain in Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie — a surreal world of rock pillar landscapes covered with verdant trees, queer rocks, clean lakes and rivers — is one of the must-visit large scenic areas in China. Apart from the stunning natural landscapes, a collection of ancient buildings are also the highlights of Zhangjiajie.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianmen Mountain, Baofeng Lake, Yellow Dragon Cave, Puguang Temple, and Mengdong River are the seven main scenic areas in Zhangjiajie. The famous Phoenix Ancient Town is located beside Zhangjiajie and is well worth a trip.

Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Wulingyuan Scenic Area Map, Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzi Mountain, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, and Longwang Cave are the main attractions Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Original sandstones, dense forests and deep ravines are the gorgeous natural landscape of Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Thick forests and running streams create a picture of the stunning natural beauty.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park features a variety of different terrains: mountainous regions, upland areas, plains, and karst rock areas. All the natural landscapes in the park interpret the magic of nature well. There are six main attractions in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Jinbian Stream (Golden Whip Stream)

Passing through the forest park gate, you can see Golden Whip Stream. Vigorous trees are shadow the crystal water. This stream the most attractive place in the park.

Yellow Stone Stronghold (Huangshi Village)

Huangshi FortYellow Stone Stronghold in Zhangjiajie National Park

Located in the west of the park, this large mountain village is another essential tourist sight. The main attractions in Yellow Stone Stronghold include the Trail in Fir Woods, Imperial Edict and the Precious Box, Needle Peak, the Southern Gate to Heaven, and Five-Finger Peak.

Yaozi Village

Yaozi Village stands beside Yellow Stone Stronghold and Yuanjiajie. Looking over from the top of Yaozi Village into the valley, you'll be amazed by the dense forest, precipices and cliffs.


Yuanjiajie is in the north of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, surrounded by many giant and peculiar rocks, and pine trees.

Tianzi Mountain

Tianzi Mountain is one of the main scenic spots in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, and its highest peak. You can get a full view of the entire Wulingyuan Scenic Area standing on the top of the mountain. 

The wonders that are "the sea of clouds", "the tender moonlight", "the strong sunshine", and "the pure snow in winter", make Tianzi Mountain's scenery something to see day and night, and all year round. Cable cars are available from the foot to the top of the mountain, allowing you to appreciate the scenery along the way.

Suoxiyu Nature Reserve

Yellow Dragon CaveYellow Dragon Cavern

Suoxiyu Nature Reserve is in the center of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. The main attractions in this valley are Baofeng Lake, Yellow Dragon Cave, West Sea, Ten-mile Gallery and Shuiraosimen ('Water Round the Four Gates'). Various wild animals and medicinal herbs can be found here.

Baofeng Lake

Baofeng Lake Scenic Area is World Natural Heritage. The area includes Yingwo Stockaded Village. The natural beauty of the lake and the surrounding mountain villages blend human culture and landscape.

Yellow Dragon Cave

Yellow Dragon Cave is known as 'the wonder of the world’s caves'. It is one of the largest karst caves in China, with underground streams, fantastic rocky shapes, and huge caverns. 

Tianmen Mountain

TianmenshanTianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain, the soul of Zhangjiajie, is named after the huge cave in the mountain which is like a gate to heaven (Tianmen (天门) means 'Heaven Gate'. Tianmen Mountain was recognized as a national forest park in 1992. It is not only a paradise for scenery, but also for photography and adventure.

Best Time to Visit

Zhangjiajie is pleasant to visit at any time of the year.

April to October is the golden time to travel to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, as the temperature during this period is moderate and comfortable. 

Recommended Tours of Zhangjiajie

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ZhangjiajieMists arise from the mountain valley after rain

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