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Zhangjiajie is a newly developed international tourist city, which lies on the border of Hunan Province. It is rich in water resources despite of being not a coastal city. The region covers an area of 91,563 square kilometers and has a large population of 1.5 million, 60% of whom belong to the Tujia, Bai and Miao minorities.

Zhangjiajie city is situated on the semitropical monsoon humid climate zone with a modest climate, plentiful sunshine, flush rainfalls, fertile land and rich tourist resources.

Zhangjiajie is famous worldwide for its pristine national scenery and the government's potent policy on tourist infrastructure construction in recent year has boosted the region's tourist industry and made it one of the new-rising popular tourist destinations in China.  

Zhangjiajie's main tourist draw is the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list for its lush vegetation, unique sandstone pillars, pristine waters and a wide variety of species of flora and fauna. It contains three major sights including the Zhangjiajie Forest Park, Suoxi Vale, and Tianzi Mountain with total coverage is 396 square kilometers.

Zhangjiajie city is an energetic tourist city. Nine Percent of the city, about 500 square kilometers, has been zoned as provincial national scenic spot, and natural protection zone. Featuring scenic spots and historical sites such as Puguang Temple, Yuhuang Dong Rock Cave, together with the former residence of renowned Helong and Duxin's. The area has become an attractive cultural tour destination. The local minority flavor and folk Wushu are popular both home and abroad.

Area9563square kilometers
Telephone code0744
Zip code427000
NationalitiesTujia, Bai, Miao, Han and so on.

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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (aka Zhangjiajie Scenic Area) is situated at the juncture of Zhangjiajie City, Sangzhi County and Cili County of Hunan Province. The park is located in the northwest of wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area (aka ...Read More
Yellow Dragon Cave measures 7.5 km in length, and known as the longest one of its kink in Asia. The cave is an incomparable realm of gigantic subterranean chambers, fantastic cave formations, and extraordinary features. Today many of the wonders of Yellow ...Read More
Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve (lit. Heaven s Son Mount) covers an area of 93 sq km. the mountain named after Prince Xiangtian who led the minority people to fight against the court. Its highest peak, mount Kunlun, with an altitude of 1,262 m, one can have a ...Read More

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by Beagan 2011-05-23
Situated in the west of Hunan Province, Wulinyuan Scenic Area (commonly known as Zhangjiajie) is considered as the biggest natural scenic spot in China, with the most comprehensive species and resources. This 500 sq km park is full of stunning tall karst quartzite sandstone pillars (3,103), covered with sub-tropical rainforest, the park is often clad in mist...
by Carmela 2011-05-23
Enjoy More Pics Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park is a super holiday resort integrating miraculous geomorphologic landscapes, old-line religious culture, uniue relics of humanity, wild animals, and primitive forests. The park enjoys a very high reputation among the tourists for some of its great attractions, such as the Tianmen Mountain Cableway, ...
by Davin 2011-05-23
Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. The area is reachable from the Tianzishan Scenic Area by bus in 40 minutes. Added to this scene is an array of amazing lesser peaks and grotesque rocks. Each ...