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    Zhangjiajie overview

    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 minorities.

    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 Zhangjiajie.

    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 and elegance.

    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.

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