Wulingyuan Scenic Spot

Wulingyuan Scenic Spot

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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 mysterious caves.

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 magnificent.

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 plum blossom.


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.

Tips & articles

Wulingyuan Scenic Area, lying to the north of Zhangjiajie City, is a charming tourist attraction. It is one of the 40 famous scenic spots in China. It is said to be 'The ampliative miniascape and the contractible fairyland' and was admitted to the 'World ...Read More
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 ...Read More
Baofeng Lake Scenic Area Baofeng Lake Scenic Area is part of the larger Wulingyuan Scenic Area, one of the world's natural heritages. It is situated at the back of Mount Baofeng, with an area of 274 hectares. It is composed of Baofeng Lake and the Yingwo ...Read More

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by Rana 2011-05-23
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