Avatar, directed by James Cameron, has so far sold $1.841 billion worth of tickets worldwide, making it the biggest international release of all time. Floating Hallelujah Mountains featured in Hollywood blockbuster Avatar” have the prototypes in Zhangjiajie.
On July 28, the first museum of salamander in the world - China Salamander Biotechnology Museum opened to the public on trial, marking an end of the lack of technological and cultural attractions in Zhangjiajie.
The 5-star Samantha Resort and Spa, a luxury landscape resort has opened in Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie.
The First Langshan Cultural Tourism Festival was unveiled on the afternoon of September 23 at the north gate of Langshan Mountain. The mountain, as part of China’s Danxia landforms (a type of red rock mountains unique to China), was added to the World Natural Heritage List during the 34th World Heritage Convention.