Zhangjiajie is a newly developed
international tourist city,it is a prefecture-level city
in the northwestern part of Hunan province in China. It comprises
the district of Yongding and counties of Cili and Sangzhi.
Within it is located Wulingyuan Scenic Area which was designated
a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 as well as an AAAAA
scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.What's
more,Zhangjiajie was accredited the title of "World Geological Park" and honored as " Number-One Miraculous Mountain in the world " and "The Original Manuscript of Chinese Landscape Painting."
Zhangjiajie is rich in water resources
despite not being a coastal city. The region covers 91,563
square kilometers and it has a large population of 1.5
million, 60% of whom belong to the Tujia, Bai and Miao
Zhangjiajie is a surreal world.
A land of sandstone pillars towering above mist-shrouded
ravines, pristine waters gently flowing under dense forests,
rapids thundering, birds singing and animals leaping, that’s
Quartz Sandstone Peak Forest and
Karst Caves are made of the outstanding landscape features
in Zhangjiajie , which is so rare in the world. Here you'll
find yourself with hundreds of grotesque peaks, beautiful
waters, towering trees, deep valleys, marvelous caves and
exuberant forest, forming a complete primitive ecological
environment. She is a perfect combination of the beauty
of Guilin, the grotesqueness of Huangshan Mountain, the
peril of Huashan Mountain and the magnificence of Taishan
Mountain. Therefore, She enjoys the reputation of "an enlarged potted landscaping", "a miniature fairyland" as well as "a maze of nature", integrating the characteristics of quietness, wildness, mystery, beauty, grotesqueness
Zhangjiajie city is situated in
a semitropical monsoon zone. It enjoys with a modest humid
climate, plentiful sunshine, flush rainfalls, fertile land
and rich tourist resources. The city is famous worldwide
for its pristine scenery. The government's policy on tourist
infrastructure construction in recent years has boosted
the region's tourism industry and made it one of the most
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 flora and fauna.
Wulingyuan contains three major sights, including Zhangjiajie
Forest Park, Suoxi Vale, and Tianzi Mountain, covering
a total of 396 square kilometers.
Near Wulingyuan stand Tianmen
Mountain National Forest Park called "Soul of Wuling", Maoyan River suitable for drifting enjoying the reputation of one-hundred-li-long
painted corridor, Jiutian Cave called "the number-one cave in Asia" and other natural scenery.
Zhangjiajie is an energetic tourist
city. Nine percent of the city, or about 500 square kilometers,
has been zoned as a provincial national scenic spot and
natural protection zone. The area also features scenic
spots and historical sites such as Puguang Temple, Yuhuang
Dong Rock Cave, and the former residence of renowned Helong
and Duxin's. An attractive cultural tour destination, the
local minority flavor and folk Wushu are popular both at
home and abroad.
In recent years, tourism industry
has become the leading industry in Zhangjiajie along with
other industries related to tourism growing rapidly. In
the meantime, ecotourism in this city has been developed
greatly. When you come to Zhangjiajie, you will not only
enjoy magnificent natural scenery but also the appealing
folk custom and hospitality of local people as well as
other thrilling tourist activities . We are sure that your
visit to Zhangjiajie is really exciting, joyful and unforgettable.