Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area Zhangjiajie Hunan
The extraordinary Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan scenic area combines the spectacular Karst peaks of Guilin and the stone forest of Kunming. These are rock formations that stretch out of sight. It almost appears as though it is an unreal, wonderful world. For some, this will remind of otherwise mysterious landscapes of Avatar, and for cause, the film is inspired!

Karst Peaks

The whole Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area was listed by UNESCO for its impressive karst peaks reaching towards the sky and the immense variety of vegetation. It takes into account those very famous reserves of Zhangjiajie Tianzi Mountain and Suoxiyu Valley. It is, indeed, almost 400 square kilometers that disperse 243 towering karsts peaks and 3000 cliffs, all amid waterfalls, rivers and caves. Several peaks are accessible only to have an overview on these peaks out from the clouds. For the more adventurous, spend 2 hours to climb to the top famous Huangshizhai. Alternatively, a cable car ride and greatly simplifies achieves the 1,050 meters in 2 minutes. Attention please, do not expect to see out of sight as the fog often manages to give a mysterious atmosphere to the scene. But the reserve is not limited to this single vertex. Several trails are lost in the middle karst peaks and hiking to the Tianzi Mountain offers many spectacular views of the rest of the site.

Activities in Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Park

To fully enjoy the splendor of the park, it is best to stay several days. You will then see the major sites such as Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, the Jinbian Creek and Huanglong Cave. For the latter, it is necessary to integrate against a group, but worth a visit as it is the largest cave in Asia! On one of the many rivers that flow through the site, rafting is organized for the more adventurous. In two hours you down the river and can then be redirected to other sites. Finally, for the brave seeking thrills, the natural Xianren bridge will makes your breathless: the narrow band of rock called the Bridge of Immortals across a deep ravine without any protection!

Ethnicities around Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Park

The Tujia, Miao and Bai settled for centuries in this vast mysterious forest. Their villages with houses on stilts stand mountainsides in perfect harmony. With any luck, hikers may attend to traditional dances. Culture and tradition, but also witchcraft will be presented.

For Avatar Fans  

Today, many tourists visit Wulingyuan not just for the huge karst peaks, but also to soak up the setting of the famous movie, the Avatar. The sets in this film are indeed inspired by the mysterious and magical environment of Zhangjiajie. So for people looking for the planet Pandora, go to Mount Nantianyizhu recently renamed Mont "Hallelujah", in honor of the film's success.

  • Best time to visit

    Apr. May. Jun. Sep. Oct. 
  • Altitude

    1 200M Altitude Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan Scenic Area
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