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Zhangjiajie Travel and Tourism

Zhangjiajie is a newly developed international tourist city in semitropical monsoon zone that lies on the border of Hunan Province. It 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.A city with a modest humid climate, plentiful sunshine, flush rainfalls, fertile land and rich tourist resources. Zhangjiajie is a surreal world famous for its pristine national scenery, sandstone pillars towering above mist-shrouded ravines, pristine waters gently flowing under dense forests, rapids thundering, birds singing and animals leaping. The government's proactive policy on tourist infrastructure construction in recent years has boosted the region's tourist industry.The prefecture is mainly a tourist area. It attracts visitors from all over China and other Asian countries such as Korea, and is increasing in popularity by other international tourists day by day. The world-famous natural heritage site 'Wulingyuan Scenic Area' is located on the base of the great mountains. Areas worth visiting include Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (known as China's first national forest park), Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve, and Tianzi Mountain Natural Resource Reserve. The scenic area hosts many natural features including: mountains, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls and perhaps there are more than three thousand rock ridges and eight hundred ghylls.One of the most interesting things to do in Zhangjiajie is the experience of drifting on the Maoyan River. The Maoyan River is the upper reach of the Li River in Yongding District of Zhangjiajie City. The length for drifting is 25 kilometers (about 16 miles) and the zigzags in the river offer an exhilarating ride.Transportation in Zhangjiajie is very convenient. The highways extend in all directions, and it is worthwhile to mention that a superhighway connects Changsha and Zhangjiajie. New roads connect the city center to a number of scenic areas, making travel by car very convenient. Train routes extend to Guangzhou, Beijing, Zhanjiang, Changsha and Wuxi. The newly expanded Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport has accommodated 20 different airlines with routes to such destinations as Beijing, Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, Changsha, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, and Thailand. An attractive cultural tour destination, the local minority flavor and folk Wushu are popular both at home and abroad.

Zhangjiajie is located in China and its geographical coordinates are latitude : 29.2803° N and longitude : 110.4086° E.
   
 
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park - Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, set up in 1982, is the first authorized national forest park in China. Located 32 kilometers (19 miles) from urban Zhangjiajie and 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Wulingyuan Scenic Area. The area covers 480 thousand square meters (185 square miles). Added to the UNESCO World Heritage list for its lush vegetation, unique sandstone pillars, pristine waters and a wide variety flora and fauna. This park, together with Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve, Tianzishan Natural Resource Reserve and Yaozizhai makes up the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, also known as Zhangjiajie Scenic Spot. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park. Th...

Cliffside Steps - Zhangjiajie
Cliffside Steps Situated in the Hunan Province, Its highest peak is around 5,000ft above sea level and it is home to a wealth of rare species of plants. A four-mile-long cable car was constructed in the park, which is said to be the longest of the same type in the world.Bring terror into the pit of your stomach, the path running alongside a Chinese mountainside is made out of glass. No matter how terrifying the glass walkway may be - it can only be an improvement from another sky high mountain walkway located in the same province.The Shifou Mountain, located 82 miles away, offers sightseers a 3ft-wide road made of wooden planks thousands of feet high.When finished the wooden 'road' - which is the width of a dinner table - will stretc...