Zhangjiajie is in Central China and located in the southwest of Hunan province. With the diverse topography featuring various plains, mountains, hills, and rivers, Zhangjiajie is the place for those who love adventure and ecotourism. This city is covered with many exciting forest parks and nature reserves. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the most sought-after attraction of this city. Zhangjiajie is the home to three main ethnic minorities: Tujia, Bai and Miao. Beautiful nature, rich ethnic culture and friendly people make Zhangjiajie one of the most famous tourism-driven destinations in China.

What to do in Zhangjiajie?
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

It is said that Zhangjiajie is the combination of the rustic Guilin and the spectacular Huangshan mountain. Relishing the nature and visiting Fenghuang Ancient Town are two main activities you can do in this city. There are glass bridges and skywalks in Zhangjiajie, which will bring you once-in-a-lifetime experience that you cannot find anywhere else in China.

  • Fenghuang Ancient Town (Phoenix Ancient Town): Phoenix Ancient Town is one of the most romantic ancient towns in China that is visited by thousands of travelers every year. Wooden traditional houses, small arch bridges, and rustic river are the main attractions of this ancient town.
  • Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a surreal world with imposing sandstone pillars, tranquil streams, green forests and diverse wildlife. Yellow Stone Village, Golden Whip Stream and Yuanjiajie are three essential tourist routes here. The pillars here are the inspiration for James Cameron to create ‘Mt. Hallelujah’ in Avatar movie.
  • Tianzi Mountain: One of the four scenic spots in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain is primitive and eccentric with quartz peaks in various shapes and heights. The four must-see mountain peaks are Xi Hai (‘West Sea’), Shentang Wan (‘Bay of Myths’); Tianzi Ge (‘Son of Heaven Pavilion’); and Yubi Feng (‘The King’s Writing Brushes Peak’).
  • Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge: With 430 meters in length and 300 meters in height, the Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is considered as the longest and highest glass bridge in the world. If you want to challenge yourself with skywalk to appreciate the magnificent view of towering peaks, walking on this bridge will be your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
  • Tianmen Mountain: Tianmen Mountain is breathtaking with mist-covered karst mountains, lush green forests and deep valleys. There are many exciting things to see in Tianmen Mountain which you cannot find in other natural forests: the world’s longest cableway, the cliff-hanging walkway, the glass skywalk and especially Tianmen Cave – the stairway to the heaven.
Best time to travel to Zhangjiajie

Located in a semitropical monsoon zone, Zhangjiajie enjoys a mild climate with high level of humidity year-round. With the system of mountains and evergreen forests, the weather is pleasant here and the temperature hardly rises beyond 33 degrees Celcius. You can visit Zhangjiajie any time a year. The best times to visit this city are April to June and September to November. July – August is the peak season, thus, attractions such as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Fenghuang Ancient Town will be crowded with local tourists. Winter (December – February) is the low season, hence you can book a hotel room at a lower price.

Zhangjiajie Travel Tips
  • The temperature on mountains will be 3 -5 degrees Celsius lower, make sure you prepare warm clothing. Be aware of the weather forecast, the trails are slippery when it rains. July is the rainy month in Zhangjiajie.
  • Children, the elders and those who have health problems should not participate in mountain climbing nor glass bridge climbing. We recommend cable cars to appreciate the beautiful scenery in Zhangjiajie.
  • Bring a bottle of water and some snacks. Foods are available along the pathways, but they are expensive.
  • Be careful of the monkeys in the forests, they are quite aggressive. Don’t give foods to them.