Huanglong Cave

As an organic part of the world’s natural heritage and the world’s geological park Zhangjiajie, Huanglong Cave is located in the core scenic spot. It is a typical karst landform and one of Zhangjiajie’s tourist boutiques. It enjoys the reputation of a worldly wonder. Huanglong Cave is now open to the Dragon Dance Hall, Xiangshui River, Tianxian Water, Tianzhu Street, Dragon Palace, Maze, Huaguoshan and other tourist areas. These scenic spots are closely linked and each has its own characteristics. There are holes in the cave of Huanglong Cave. There is a river in the cave too. The stalagmites, stone pillars, stone flowers, stone sarcophagi, stone branches, stone pipes, stone pearls, stone corals and other caves wonders are all formed by the condensation of calcareous solution and you can see them here and there inside the cave, which are so dazzling, like a magical underground.

Huanglong Cave has super-large cave sky, deep dark rivers, suspended waterfalls, dense stalagmites and other special tourism resources, with high ornamental value and scientific research value. Because of its “largest scale, the most comprehensive content, the most beautiful scenery”, it is recognized as the “all-round champion” of the world’s caves by the authoritative person of Chinese and foreign in the geological circles. Stalagmites in Huanglong Cave really are beautiful.

“Maze” is the boutique attraction of the Huanglong Cave. It is located at the bottom of the Huanglong Cave. And it will be separately charged, 15 yuan / person, but it is strongly recommended to view it, as this is the essence of the entire Huanglong Cave. There are many types of stalactites in the cave, and the landscape is extremely concentrated. The white crystal stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone scorpions, stone flowers, curly stones, stone pearls, stone corals and so on are exquisite.

Special Notes:

  1. Visiting cave needs imagination, and the decoration of lighting. Visitors need to be psychologically prepared.
  2. The temperature inside the cave is low, especially in the middle of the river. Even if you are going in the summer, it is best to bring a jacket.
  3. There are a lot of induction lights for lighting in the cave. When the lights are off, just don’t worry about it.

Fenghuang Ancient Town

The Fenghuang Ancient Town is located in the southwest of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Hunan Province, with a total land area of about 10 square kilometers. At the end of 2010, about 50,000 people were composed of 28 ethnic groups including Miao, Han and Tujia. They are typical ethnic minority areas.

Fenghuang Ancient City, as a national historical and cultural city, is one of the first batch of China’s tourism strong counties, the national AAAA-level scenic spot, and one of the eight counties under the jurisdiction of Hunan Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. It is built in the forty-three years of Qing Emperor Kangxi [1704]. In 2001, it was awarded the title of National Historical and Cultural City. It is a famous historical and cultural city in China, and one of Hunan’s top ten cultural heritages. Once it is praised by the famous New Zealand writer Louis Ai Li as the most beautiful small town in China, it is comparable to the Lijiang ancient town in Yunnan and the Pingyao ancient town in Shanxi. It enjoys the reputation of “Pingyao in north of China, Fenghuang in south of China”.

The bluestone streets in the town, the hanging houses on the banks of the Tuo River, numerous ancient buildings, and the strong Miao customs make up a unique Xiangxi charm.

It is recommended to proceed from the North Gate Tower, along the city wall, through the Yangjia Temple, to the East Gate. After a visit to Dongzheng Street, the former residence of Xiong Xiling and the former residence of Shen Congwen, as well as the Ancient City Museum are nearby. In the evening, you can return to the Hongqiao outside the East Gate, where the beautiful Fenghuang night scene is waiting for you.

Overall, this place is still very worthwhile, but at the same time, its play experience is also related to how you play there, what mood to come over, who to be with and who to meet there.

Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain is named after the natural wonder “Tianmen Cave”. When you visit Tianmen Mountain, you must take the 7500-meter cableway. You can enjoy the view of the Tongtian Avenue and the mountains hovering between the cliffs in the cable car. If you are brave, you can take a walk on the glass path that is suspended from the wall and experience the thrill of volley walking.

Tianmen Mountain is only 8 kilometers away from the Zhangjiajie City. The Tianmen Cave in the mountain is a natural mountain cave. The local people think that it can directly reach the heavens. For ordinary tourists, Tianmen Cave is not open all year round. In the winter season, due to snowy roads, Tianmen Cave and Tongtian Avenue (99-bends Winding Highway) leading to Tianmen Cave will be closed.

The station of getting off the Tianmen Mountain Cableway is located in Guanliping, Yongding District. The station of getting on the cableway is the top of Tianmen Mountain. There is also a “middle station” on the sightseeing cableway, where you can change to the scenic eco-car to Tianmen Cave.

The ancient trees are everywhere in the Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area, and the vines are entangled. The landscape is divided into several main areas such as Tianmen Cave, Middle Line, East Line and West Line Scenic Area. Visitors can choose different routes and areas to play according to you own preferences and physical strength.

The core attraction of the center line is the Tianmenshan Temple, and there is a “Qier Cave” near the temple. The folklore sends a goddess of Guanyin here, and wishes to ask for children; the highlight of the west line is a 60-meter-long “glass plank road” built on the cliffs, the roads under the feet are all made of transparent glass. Walking on top, you can see the deep valley under your feet. You will feel the joy of walking in the air. The east line is dominated by virgin forests, and now it is also 150 meters long glass plank road.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Every trip will be surprising or amazing, and has its own different posture, and we are all unknown to it, and we are full of expectations. For the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the whole stream runs through the valley between the peaks. It is quiet and unusual. The stream is as clean as a mirror. The small fish swims among them. Occasionally, you can see the little monkey standing on the side of the road. The flowers and plants by the stream are delicious, and the birds there are singing, which will make you feel walking in the middle of the painting.

Special Notes:

1.The scenic spot is a famous tourist spot in China. The passenger flow on weekdays is not small. During the major holidays, it is even more crowded. It is very common to be unable to squeeze on the sightseeing car and it is normal to queue up for more than 2 hours.

2.The area of the scenic spot is very large and the internal roads are very complicated. It is recommended that general tourists take part in local tour groups when they have a visit there, or join a local tour guide together.

3.If your physical strength is not very superior, then you don’t have to insist on playing all the attractions, otherwise you will be very tired, and the experience there will be not so good, the quality is greatly reduced.

4.Although there are snack bars, farmhouses, etc. for dining in the scenic area, it is still necessary to take bottle of drinking water and a packet of biscuits in the bag during the tour.

The weather in Zhangjiajie seems to have always been good. It is not hot in the woods. It is very comfortable. The cableway goes up the mountain for about 20 minutes. Then you can walk along the glass road along the mountain road. The glass path is only 100 meters. The scenery on the top of the mountain is beautiful. It will take the 12 escalators down, and strongly recommend the 999 ladders for you to experience, just don’t be afraid, be sure to experience it! Finally, take the bus and go down the mountain. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery there.

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

The Zhangjiajie Scenic Area is a 5A-level scenic spot that is not closed all year round. The four seasons are very obvious. The annual average temperature there is only 16-28 °C, the rainfall is also very abundant, and the air quality is very good.

The spring is full of vibrant scenes, birds and flowers, even the stone pillars are filled with green life (this is all year round). Everywhere, the sound of the kingfisher is accompanied by a strong mountain atmosphere, and you can feel relaxed and breathe smoothly!

The summer temperature is suitable, there is the ideal world to escape the heat, there are sweet springs, there are crisp bird sounds, everywhere are filled with the fragrance of mountain flowers. In the early morning, when entering the forest path, it is a fresh feeling that break into the heart, and the cells above and below the body are awakened at this moment.

The autumn leaves are full of red leaves, and there are wild fruits of the mountains: kiwi, chestnut, wild pear, wild persimmon, wild lychee etc. Perhaps at all the other places what you can see is the yellow leaves and the bare branches. The pinnacles here is a “green life” full of vitality.

If you are lucky enough to touch the snow in the winter, the mountains, woods and houses will be covered with the silver makeup given by nature. The rolling hills in the distance are like a silver snake, hovering from the bottom to the distance.

Tickets for the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon are 148 yuan. The scenery all the way is very good, especially the water is very green, the winding path is quiet, like the refreshing wind in the mountains. The Shenquan Lake, dotted with the Grand Canyon, shows a kind of smart beauty. The first stop after you enter the scenic spot is to the glass bridge, which is spectacular! After visiting the glass bridge, you can visit the Grand Canyon area. The scenery is charming. When you walk to the end of the road, you will leave by boat and experience a perfect trip.