Wulingyuan Scenic Area is made up of Zhangjiajie, Tianzi Mountain,
Shuoxiyu and Yangjia Boundary. It was listed as one of the world
legacies in 1992, and as the world geology park in the year 2002.
Wulingyuan Scenic Area has its peculiar natural landscape, which
features the original sandstones, dense forests, deep ravines.
There are thick forests and running streams in the area which
constitutes a picture that resembles a landscape painting.
The five most spectacular scenes in this spot are the peculiar
peaks, deep canyons, beautiful waters, thick forest and the
The peculiar peaks refer to the 3000 or more mountain peaks of
quartz sandstones. These peaks are of various shapes, low and high,
among which the three representatives are the Camel Peak, the Drunk
Stone Peak, and the Five Finger Peak. The peaks are elegant and
The deep canyons refer to the 32 canyons of more than 2000 meters
long each. The most famous ones are the Jinxi Canyon, the Shentang
Canyon and the Gallery Canyon.
The beautiful water refers to the waterscape in the scenic spot
area, including the streams, springs, lakes, pools and the
waterfalls. It is said that there are more than 800 waterscapes in
the area too.
Meanwhile, there are different shapes of caves here. Among them the
most outstanding one is the Yellow Dragon Cave. There are beautiful
stalactites in the cave.
In addition to the five top scenes mentioned above, the rural
landscapes also attract a lot of visitors. The local farmers are
hospitable and you may also take a visit to their homes.
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Best time to visit
Zhangjiajie is pleasant for a visit all year round. In spring, it
has green grass and beautiful flowers. In summer, the forest and
waters offer a good place for you to escape the extreme heat. In
autumn, the air is dry and the colors of the different plants and
fruits make it appear like an oil painting. In winter, snows cover
the mountain, and it is the best time for visitors to enjoy the
Visitors may try some of the local Tujia food, like the sour fish,
loaches with bean curd, and the stewed chicken with Gastrodia elata
soup. Shopping: The fragrant tea in the Wulingyuan area is quite
good. Other local specialties include the gyrophora and Chinese
gooseberry. Accommodation:It is convenient to find accommodations
here, as there are a lot of hotels in the scenic area.