Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Covering 480,000 square meters, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a must-visit natural park for adventurers. It is a part of the magnificent Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie, together with Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain and Yangjiajie Scenic Area. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a surreal world with imposing sandstone pillars, tranquil streams, green forests and diverse wildlife. This scenery is often covered by clouds and fog, which makes it more mysterious and delicate. Yellow Stone Village, Golden Whip Stream and Yuanjiajie are three essential tourist routes here. Yuanjiajie is well-known for unique sandstone pillars among which ‘Avatar Hallelujah Mountain’ is the most notable one. It is the inspiration for Mt Hallelujah, hence this pillar was renamed in 2010.

Fenghuang Ancient Town (Phoenix Ancient Town)

Phoenix is a sacred animal in Chinese culture which can be reborn from the flame. According to the legends, two phoenixes flew over the town, found it beautiful and decided to stay there, hence the name. 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. Its idyllic and atmospheric features have impressed a lot of photographers and culture lovers, and Phoenix Ancient Town is absolutely the highlight of your trip to Zhangjiajie.

Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve

Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve is one of the four scenic spots in Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Tianzi means ‘the son of the heaven’ in local language. This attraction is taken from Xiang Dakun, the leader of Tujia ethnic people who led a revolution against the ruling government about 700 years ago. You can see that the peaks here get the name from this historical event. 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. Standing on this glass bridge, you will feel that you are at the boundary between the clouds and the fog. If you have an intention to cross this bridge, prepare an appropriate pair of shoes. Otherwise, there is a cable car up to this bridge.

Tianmen Mountain

8 kilometers from the center of Zhangjiajie, Tianmen Mountain is breathtaking with mist-covered karst mountains, lush green forests and deep valleys. It was recognized as a national forest park in 1992. 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.