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  • Top5 Hot Spring Resources in Hunan

    Top5 Hot Spring Resources in Hunan

    A bath in the hot spring can be a good way to get totally relaxed in winter time.Hot spring is a kind of geothermally heated natural spring with a water temperature 5°C (10°F) or more above its surroundings. Its temperature can range from 10°C (50°F) to 100°C (212°F). The most suitable temperature for soaking or bathing is between 35°C (95°F) and 45°C (113°F).The Hunan Tourism Development Committee recommends the following five hot spring resorts for tourists.Zhangjiajie Cili Wanfu Hot SpringZhangjiajie Cili hot spring water comes up from 150 meters beneath the Lingxi River. Its perennial water temperature is about 53℃.Wanfu Hot Spring International Resort, a national 4A scenic area, is located only 100 meters away from east Cili County exit of Changsha-Zhangjiajie Expressway. It boasts China’s largest “radon” hot spring—Wanfu Hot Spring, and has built the world's first glass hot spring pool in the air.Nine hot spring areas that can accommodate 99 pools with different styles and curative effects have been offered here.Address: Lingyang Town, Cili County, Zhangjiajie City How to get there:Take shuttle bus at Changsha West Bus Station to Cili East Bus StationRucheng Reshui Hot SpringHot spring in Reshui Town was formed by neotectonics dating back to 80 million years ago. It is the hottest hot spring in south China, with an average temperature of 91.5℃and the highest temperature of 98℃. The daily flow reaches 5,540 tons. There are more than 30 kinds of elements in the spring water that are beneficial to human health. Radon is particularly high. Former Vice President of the United Nations Geothermal College and Former President of the International Geothermal Association D.H. Freeston and famous Chinese spa specialist Zang Wu once spoke highly of it and commented that it is a rarely seen "radon spring" in China.Fuquan Villa is one of the most representative hot spring resorts in Rucheng County.Apart from taking a hot spring bath, visitors may also come and enjoy hot spring rafting here. It will last about 2 hours for the 4.6 km long trip.Address of Fuquan Villa: Reshui Town, Rucheng Country, Chenzhou City How to get there:There are coaches from Chenzhou to Rucheng and it will take about 4 hours.Ningxiang Huitang Hot SpringHuitang Hot Spring in Ningxiang is reputed as one of the three famous high-temperature composite hot springs in China. It has a history of more than 2,000 years. The temperature of the water in hot spring mouth reaches 98℃. Compared with similar domestic hot springs, Huitang hot spring is characterized by high temperature, high quality, and great health benefits. It is known as "natural medicinal spring".Address: Huitang Town, Ningxiang CityHow to get there:Take shuttle bus at Changsha West Bus Station to Huitang Hot SpringYongshun Buermen Hot SpringBuermen Hot Spring is located at Buermen National Forest Park. Its water temperature keeps at 39.8℃-41℃ all year round.Covering an area of more than 1,600 square meters, the hot spring is equipped with more than 30 indoor and outdoor spas that may serve over 500 people at the same time. The maximum daily reception is up to 5,000 people.The hot spring is adjacent to Laosicheng Site—World Cultural Heritage Site, Furong Town—a millennial ancient town, Mengdong River Scenic Area, and Hunan Xiaoxi National Natural Reserve.Address: Yongshun County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous CountyLonghui Gaozhou Hot SpringGaozhou Hot Spring is located at Reshuijing Village, Gaozhou Township, Longhui County, Shaoyang City. It was dug in as early as the Han Dynasty (202-220 B. C.) and popular with places of Sichuan, Guizhou, and Jiangnan (the south of the Yangtze River). It is China’s first pure natural mineral water that can be directly consumed.Gaozhou Hot Spring enjoys convenient transportation and beautiful scenery. It is 65 km away from Longhui Exit of Shaoyang-Huaihua Expressway and 45 km away from Xinhua County of Loudi City. It is adjacent to lots of scenic spots including China Huayao Folk Culture Park, Ziquejie Terraced Fields, and Meishan Dragon Palace, a karst cave.Address: Longhui County, Shaoyang City
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  • Zhangjiajie Travel Guide-book

    Zhangjiajie Travel Guide-book

    ZHANGJIAJIE AVATAR WORLD PREFACE Travel in Zhangjiajie,You will be deeply attracted to its thousands of quartz sandstone mountains.Travel in Zhangjiajie,You will be immersed in its magnificent sceneries.Travel in Zhangjiajie,Seems you are traveling in a real Pandora world!Sunshine comes after rain,Mountains floating upon the sea of clouds, every single mountain gets a life.When you stand on the top of the floating mountain,looking down all the mountains,you will be deep in thought:is it a real world?It is not known until the early 1980's, people marvel at such a beautiful and unique place losts for a long time.Zhangjiajie is the pandora world hiding in our world,it is the huge enlarge of the IMAX movie Avatar,it is the fairyland you awaited. When you're in this fairyland,maybe you can find thousands of floating mountains,colorful rainforest,fantasy creatures,maybe the blue skin Nahavi people are riding their dragons among the mountains.ABOUT SHUIRE TEAMThis is DRAGONHOLIDAY DEPARTMENT(shuire team),it is from Hunan-XZL-International Travel Service Co., Ltd.Online booking for Zhangjiajie package tour, One person,also enjoy group's benefits.If you need any helps,pls be free to contact us.we will do all to make you an easy trip in Zhangjiajie,Welcome to our Zhangjiajie!聯繫我們(Contact us):線上郵箱(On-line Email):shuire@gmail.com  2zjjtour@gmail.com線上服務(On-line QQ):QQ549704314 455415132線上微信(On-line Wechat):zjjonine線上瓦普(On-line WhatsApp):+86 18874433191線上交流(On-line Skype):shuire2線上交流(On-line Facebook):shuire@gmail.com線上電話(Phone No):(+86)744-8298777 8362222DRAGONHOLIDAY DEPARTMENT公司名稱:湖南湘中旅國際旅行社有限公司(中華假期)Company:Hunan-XZL-International Travel Service Co., Ltd公司地址:張家界市高盛澧園給力大廈14棟23B03Address:Zhangjiajie City Gaoshengliyuan Building14-23B0305在线微信(Online Wechat Service):ZHANGJIAJIE OVERVIEWGeography and ClimateLocated in the northwest of Hunan Province,About 400 kilometers away from Changsha,capital of Hunan,covering a total area of 9,563 square kilometers,Zhangjiajie is a tourist city for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources.Zhangjiajie is a prefecture-level city consisting of Yongding and Wulingyuan Districts, Cili and Sangzhi Counties. Within it is located Wulingyuan Scenic Area which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. What’s more, Zhangjiajie was awarded the title of “World Geological Park” in 2004.The outstanding landscape features of Zhangjiajie are Quartz Sandstone Peak Forest and Karst Caves constitute, which are rare in the world.Here you'll find hundreds of grotesque peaks,beautiful waters,towering trees,deep valleys,marvelous caves and exuberant forest that have formed a complete primitive ecological environment.The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park.They are the result of many years of erosion.The weather is moist year round,and as a result,the foliage is very dense.Much of the erosion which forms these pillars are the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants which grow on them. Actually,Zhangjiajie,honored as "The most fantastic mountain under heaven" and "A living Chinese landscape painting".It is also widely acclaimed as“An enlarged potted landscaping”,“A miniature fairyland” and “A maze of nature", Attracting a growing number of tourists from home and abroad.Zhangjiajie HistoryIn ancient times,Zhangjiajie was regarded as remote and inaccessible.The history of Zhangjiajie can be traced back to the Neolithic Age when it was still named “Dayong”. The first human traces in this area have been registered about 100,000 years ago.Like other places in China,a legend has been developed by ancient people.It said that Zhang Liang-a famed strategist of the Western Han Dynasty (206BC-24AD),lived here after leaving the imperial court.He lived in fear he would be killed by Liu Bang,the first emperor of the Han Dynasty who had ordered some of his subjects executed out of suspicion they might rebel against him.Zhang found Qingyan (Now Zhangjiajie) Mountain is an ideal refuge due to its haunting beauty and tranquility. He became a hermit. It is said he planted seven ginkgo trees here.He was buried below Qingyan (Now Zhangjiajie) Mountain. Zhang's descendants also are believed to have lived here, which is how the name Zhangjiajie originated. Zhang refers to Zhang Liang's surname, while Jia means family and Jie represents homeland or border.Minority in ZhangjiajieZhangjiajie 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, most of whom belong to the Tujia, Bai and Miao minorities. So the local custom is quite interesting and different from Han people.The Tujia people have a long history.They are simpleminded and warm-hearted. There are three main ethnic minority groups in Zhangjiajie: Tujia, Bai and Miao. These groups make up 77 percent of Zhangjiajie's total population and many visitors count their festivals among the highlights of their visit.Tujia EthnicTujia are one of the main minority groups in Zhangjiajie and they live in Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.Their diet consists mainly of rice and corn. The local flavored products are Ciba,Tuansa and preserved ham. They have their own dress style and their own folk music. It is worthy to mention that Tujia Brocade is one of the five excellent brocades in Zhangjiajie. Main cultural festivals include the Sheba Festival and Gannian Festival.The Sheba Festival is usually held during the 3rd -15th day of the first month,the 3rd day of the third month,and the 6th day of the sixth month of the lunar calendar.It is an age-old celebrated happy event of Tujia minority group.Gannian Festival is the most ceremonious happy event and it is usually held in 28th or 29th of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar.It is to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year.Bai EthnicThe Bai are well-known as a hospitable minority group by the drinking customs of "Three-Course Tea". The first cup called "The tea of light bitter" is infused by using only the material of bitter tea leaf. The second cup is called "The sweet tea" because it adds the material of brown sugar,sesame,Walnut Seed. And the third cup called "Aftertaste tea" because it tastes bitter as well as sweet and spicy by adding the honey and a little Chinese prickly ash. If you come to the village of Bai minority group in Zhangjiajie, you can enjoy the treat. Their most special festival is the Torch Festival which is held on 25th June of the lunar calendar.On that evening every family in the village lights a torch and then all the torches are collected in the center of the village.People pray for the crops' safety in the manner of striding across the fire.In this way the festival aims to aid the destruction of vermin and therefore protect the crops.Miao EthnicThe Miao minority group is a populated and widely distributed group throughout Chinese nation.In the area of Zhangjiajie where the Miao minority group mostly lives you can see many traditional ceremonious activities.Their special festivals include Miao Folk Song Festival and Antiphonal Singing Festival (Also called Miao's Valentine's Day).The former one is celebrated on the 6th day of the sixth month of the lunar calendar in the memory of their folk heroes.And the latter one is celebrated on the 3rd day of the third month of the lunar calendar.ZHANGJIAJIE HIGHLIGHTSStep on the view platform,view the peerless sceneryThree thousand strange peaks and eight hundred great water,all the sceneries give travelers a very stunning visual effects,words are poor to describe the beauty of Zhangjiajie,wanna see the real pandora world? All places you are going to visit are the shooting places for the movie AVATAR!Enjoy great sunrises, feel the miraculous natureTired of those regular itineraries? Come and join the most popular sunrise tour in Zhangjiajie.Watching the sunrise above the clouds at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique and memorable experience,it is truly an awesome place to watch the clear night sky and stars fade away as the sun lights up the sky and earth.Walk along the Golden Whip Stream, traveling in a pictorial worldGolden Whip Stream, famous for its pristine water, verdant mountains, free oxygen, steep cliffs and serene valley, covers a distance of 7.5 km from north to south, it has been called "The Most Beautiful Valley in the World".Explore the pillar-like formations, shooting the floating rocksThe most notable geographic features of Zhangjiajie's park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park.It is known for its exquisite forests,odd-shaped peaks and rocks, the beautiful canyons,the limestone caves,and the breath-taking panoramic views.As the first state-level forest park in China,it has been described differently,such as,majestic,eccentric,tranquil,delicate and wild.Take Tianmen cableway,soar into the skyTianmen Mountain Cableway the longest passenger cableway in the world with a length of 7,200 meters and a height gap of 1,277 meters.The local gradient from the middle station to the upper station is as high as 37 degrees,which is rare in the world.Tourists marvel at it,which is worth the title of the Top Highway Wonder in the World.Visit Yellow Dragon Cave, discovery the mysterious undergroundWith an area of 100,000 square meters,length of 7.6 kilometers,height of 140 meters,two underground rivers,four waterfalls,13 caverns and 10,000 stalagmites and stalactites,it is a huge limestone cave.Experts from UNESCO said that Yellow Dragon Cave is the most beautiful cave in the world and it is unbelievable that there is so long Underground River in the cave.Walk in Phoenix Ancient Town,experience the romantic and deep cultureHemmed in by rolling mountains and watered by a smoothly flowing river,flagstone streets,rows of traditional wooden houses built on stilts,towers,bridges everywhere,small boats rowed down the river,that's a portrait of Fenghuang. At night the streets in Fenghuang's old town are full of street food vendors,serving grilled meats,dumplings,fried potatoes,flat breads and grilled vegetables.When all neon lamps turn on at night,it's very beautiful,peaceful and romantic.Being endowed with beautiful scenery,Ancient Town of Phoenix is also a famous historic and cultural city.Eat the unique local food,taste Hunan cuisineZhangjiajie local food belongs to the Hunan cuisine series of eight main dishes departments of China,but it has its unique characteristics:Strong liquor and spicy flavor,some of dishes are very famous and good tasting.For example, "Group new year's dish",pig blood bean curd,Hezha,flesh of acid fish,loaches in bean curd,the black-boned chicken soup with elevated gastrodia,and so on.ZHANGJIAJIE ATTRACTIONSWulingyuan Core Scenic SpotsZhangjiajie city, located in the northwest of Hunan province,is well-known for the natural landscape.Wulingyuan is one of its county,so people often call the core scenic area as "Wulingyuan Science Spot" for Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is in Wulingyuan Area, Wulingyuan includes Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,Yuanjiajie,Yangjiajie, Tianzishan and Souxi vally.Golden Whip StreamGolden Whip Stream, also called Golden Whip vally, is 7.5 kilometers, with fresh air and crystal water, this valley is the best place for having a nice walking, there are to way to visit Golden Whip Stream, the first entry is Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and the another one is Shuiraosimen.Transportation:It is only 300 meters away from the entrance of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, most people choose this entry to enjoy it.Visiting Duration: 2.5 hoursScenic Spots: Gonden Whip Rock,Splitting Mountain to Save Mother,Long-distance Meet and so on.Tips:1.You'd better to enjoy the valley after rain, with more water in the stream and fresh air,it looks like a natural painting,at the same time,don't forget to bring a raincoat.2.There is a place called "Monkey Garen",please keep your food in your bags when you pass this road in case of being scratched by monkeys.Yellow Stone VillageYellow Stone Village lies to the west of Zhangjiajie Forest Park, with an altitude of 1,200 m and covers an area of 250mu. there is a popular saying "You cannot say that you have visited Zhangjiajie if you don't go to Yellow Stone Village".You also can give up this scenic spot if you are tired for the scenery is almost the same with Yuanjiajie. Transportation: 5 minutes on foot from the entrance of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,pass Oxygen Square and choose to hike up or take the cablecar.Transportation:5 minutes on foot from the entrance of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,pass Oxygen Square and choose to hike up or take the cablecar.Visiting Duration: 2.5 hour hiking up and 2.5 hours for sightseeing on the top of mountain.Cablecar Fee:Single way 65RMB, The double way 118RMBScenic Spots: The Pick-up Star Platform, Six Strange Pagoda, the Front Garden and so on.Bailong ElevatorThe Bailong Elevator (Chinese:百龙电梯) (Literally Hundred Dragons Elevator) is a glass elevator built onto the side of a huge cliff in Wulingyuan area of Zhangjiajie,China that is 1,070 feet (330 m) high. It is claimed to be the highest and heaviest outdoor elevator in the world.Construction of the elevator began in October 1999, and it was opened to the public by 2002.Transportation:Take the green bus from Shuiraosimen,3 minutes riding.Ticket:Single way 72RMB.YuanjiajieYuanjiajie is also called AVATAR Mountain for the movie AVATAR is filmed here.Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys.You will enjoy Hallelujah Mountain, NO.1 Bridge in the world and so on.Transportation:You can choose hiking up to the top from Long-distance Meeting which is in the middle of Golden Whip Stream or take Bailong Elevator.Visiting Duration: 2-2.5 hours.Enamoured PlatformThis place is the first must see place when you come to Yuanjiajie,which is so beautiful that you think it is not real.with countless peaks and green trees,words are poor to describe how spectacular it is.Hallelujan MountainThe former name is "Qiankun Pillar",gets its new name because the movie AVATAR was filmed here in 2010. This peak owns unique shape,just likes to be splitted by a sharp knife,with vertical height about 150 meters,this mountain is the highest peak in Yuanjiajie.NO.1 Bridge in the WorldAt the end of Shadao Gou,near to the right,there is a natural stone bridge crossing the top of two big peaks,you will get a whole view of the bridge with the distance of 40 meters.but it is no special feeling when you walk on it.Tips:1.Yuanjiajie is a must-see place for the tourism groups,so it will be very crowded and noisy.You'd better not visit this place against the stream of people in the peak season(From east to west).2.Please be careful when you are enjoying the beauty, there are so many steps along the sightseeing road,what's more,it is the deep valley with depth of 300 meters if you fall down.YangjiajieDo you want to get away from big tourism groups,just come to Yangjiajie.Yangjiajie is situated in the northwest of Zhangjiajie,covering an area of about 34 sq km.Yangjiajie is an area that is comprised of peaks,cliffs,waterfalls, streams, gullies and other natural landscapes.There are 110 scenic spots in total that can be viewed in the area. (8.4 thousand acres).Transportation: Take green bus from Yuanjiajie to Wullong Village, 15 minutes bus riding,visit Wulong Village-Tianbofu (Return the same way)- One Step to the Heaven.Visiting Duration:5 hours.Main Spots:One Step to Heaven: "Who can say heaven posseses the best scenery? Natural scenery of this area is even more fancinating".Between Yangjiajie and Tianzishan,lies a wide canyon.A multitude of strangely shaped sandstone peaks form a veritable sea.When the gentle breezes blow,we can even taste the taste the flavor of the majestic mountains. Within this sea of peaks,six massive columns stand in a line,rising about 200 meters high from the base of the canyon.The two in the middle are a little higher than their comrades,and when the sun bathes the landscape after a rain,occasionally a brilliant rainbow will span the sky connecting the peaks like a celestial bridge.Such a "Heavenly bridge" doesn't appear often, but the six peaks can always be viewed,so this spot is called "One Step to Heaven".Wulong Village:The former name is Heilong Village, is a place where the Bandit inhabited long time ago.There are a lof of deep cliffs around the platform.Now you even can see the old houses bulit 300 years ago.The Grand Sightseeing PlatformThere are 4 natural spectacles - The clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountain,the amazing views of the rising sun,the moonlit nights and snowcapped winter peaks. The Grand Sightseeing Platform is the only place where you can see the sunrise.Gazing into the distance,you will have a panoramic view of numerous peaks.Transportation:Take green bus to The Grand PlatformVisiting Duration:2-3 hours.Scenic Spots:The Grand Sightseeing Platform,Emperor PagodaTips:You need to stay in Dingxiang Rong downtown if you want to see the sunrise in The Grand Sightseeing Platform. The sunrising time is different according to the seasons, basically speaking, 5 o'clock in the morning in summer and 7 o'clock in winter.Zhangjiajie Tour Club has a good cooperation with a lot of hotels in Dingxiang Rong downtown,all hotels are clean and economic.Tianzi MountainTianzi Mountain Nature Reserve boasts rocky peaks in grotesque shapes and shrouded in drifting mist.There are many scenic attractions,such as the lofty Imperial Writing Brush Peak,Fairy Maid Scattering Flowers,and the Mid-Air Farmers’Cottage.The highest peak is 1,260 meters (4,130ft) above sea level and provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Waterfalls, bridges, stone forests and caves are found throughout the mountains. There are not just beautiful landscapes,but also simplicity,peculiar folk custom and local folk food of special flavor awaiting the arrival of visitors.Transportation:Starting from Zhangjiajie bus station to the entrance of Tianzi Moutain, bus ticket is 13RMB,then take the green bus in the park to the top of Tianzi Mountain,2 hours.Wulingyuan Scenic Spot:You can take green bus to Tianzi cablecar station and take the cablecar up to the mountain.<DIV style="WIDOWS: 1; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; TEXT-INDENT: 0px; LETTER-SPACING: normal; FONT: 12px Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; WHITE-SPACE: normal; COLOR: rgb(3
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  • Zhangjiajie Tourism PICKING UP Guide Words

    Zhangjiajie Tourism PICKING UP Guide Words

    接站歡迎詞PICKING UP1.提前聯繫司機,自我準備(導遊證,行程單,接站牌等),查好飛機情況,提前至少20分鐘等。Contact the driver in advance, Self-preparation(Guide License,Pickup Board, Check the status of the arriving flight, be at the airport at least 20 minutes ahead of it.2.會面(Meet each other)A微笑,在第一次眼神接觸後(Smile after the first eye contact)注意:第一次的微笑很重要,它會幫助你在客人心裏建立起一個好的第一印象,後面能更容易地贏得他們的信任。Notice: First smile to them is very important, it will be help you build a good impression in their mind at first place, and it will be much easier for you to gain their trust afterwards.B第一次交流(接站處)(First conversation, at pickup spot)注意:不要糾結于以下的中文翻譯合不合符中文的交流習慣,只要知道表達內容就好。從英文角度上說,會是最讓客人接受,並且感覺到舒適,自然和親切的。Notice: Don't be bothered by Chinese Translation, it may not so fit of our speaking habit, the most important thing is knowing the meaning of it. From Perspective of English, it will be the most confortable, natural expressing way for the guest to accept.C會面詞(Meeting Speech)講解引入:Hello,(...).(Shaking hands)See? What a small world. We finally meet after a long waiting and expectation. I'm (Name). Really nice to see you (Guys),Hope you had a pleasant flight.(Now, Let me help with the luggage).注意: 先提What a small world(世界很小) 為最後一天送團-The world actually is big(世界其實很大)埋下鋪墊。D洗手間後(After washroom)講解引入:Ok,Let's go and meet our Mr. Driver, He is waiting for us too. (If need help the people who needs a hand on luggage) (When Walking with them)It was rainning(cloudy)for some days in a row, I m very happy it will stop from tomorrow-the first day when we travel. so I have to say: you guys are very very lucky.注意:不管有沒有,都製造一些幸運給客人,比如在天氣方面,讓他們首先就感受到愉悅,從而心情大好。你就更容易很他們相處。E介紹司機(Meet driver)講解引入:Guys,This is our Mr.Drive,...Very nice guy and Drive well too.Let(...) Arrange the lugagge. he knows better to do it.Now we just get on the van.3.車上沿途講解:OK? Well. Guys, First of all. Big Welcome to my beautiful home--Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province.(You as their guide)During (時間) hour/minutes,(距離)km's drive to (Hotel/scenic spot). Please allow me to do a formal self-introduction and tell you some information about my wonderful place.Ok. My name is (Full Name), You can call me (Name), I'm a local girl/boy who grows up here and has been guiding for(年份) years. It's a fun job.It's really unbelievable that you come such a long way from the other side of the world, and meet me here. and I'm very thankful to have this once in lifetime chance to show you around as your guide and help you understand and enjoy this new and amazing wonder on the earth. it's a honor indeed. I'm sure, After this (天數) day's tour, you will be deeply impressed by Zhangjiajie's uniqueness and diversity both in terms of nature and culture. it will be a great travel experience for you to remember for life. Ok, Again. Thank you for coming eventually, you have fulfilled your promise to yourself and Dream has become reality.Now it's my turn to know you guys, First, from the name.(1.I have a name list, So please show me where you are after you hear your name...)(2.Well, What's your name, Man?(Lady)...)Well, since I got everybody's name. I think we can call each other "Friends"now.Next, I think, it's time to know the last but most important name that we are supposed to pay a big attention to. That is the name of my hometown. and our trip starts from "Saying It Right." Now, who. but still sounds foreign. Here, Language lesson 1 begins. Now, repeat after me. Zhang! jia! jie!....Good...One more practice: (Zhang,jia,jie), say it again(Zhang,Jia,jie).then: Tell me where we are right now?(Zhang,jia,jie). Good Job. All pass.But I have to inform you, Zhangjiajie is a new name for this area. Actually it has an old one which is still called by the elder people. Do you know it by chance?(Is it coming to your memory now? Dayong is the former name of this area. The government renamed it in 1994 after it got the most valuable title: "The World Natural Heritage" from UNESCO...You may wonder Why name is Changed? because local people were getting better education. By the way. The local here, 77% are minorities people. You know, The majority of Chinese is called Han People, which takes about 92% of the whole population of China, and the rest 2% consists of 55 minorities officially approved by Chinese Central Government. The main minority here is called "Tujia". After they got better education, they started to realize "Dayong" was very very bad name in Chinese (Mandarin)..In Chinese: Da means Big. Yong means-Ordinary. So "Big Ordinary", it sounds like extremely ordinary. it's a hopeless name and doesn't match the gorgeous scenery here at all. It may bring bad luck in the future. you may call it superstition, but they believed it and decided to change the name, then, they took the name from the most beautiful part of this area,which used to be called Zhangjiajie, and replaced the old name Now Zhangjiajie has reached the population to 1.7 million starting from 2000 people residing in 10 villages by the Li River 30 years ago. it has become a small city of (9653,near 10,000sqkms), with 2 districts and 2 counties. they are: Yongding District,which is the downtown area we are passing now, and Wulingyuan District. the scenic Area, then Cili County and Shangzhi County,which still have a big potential in sightseeing business and will be unveiled in the future)OK, Speaking of our tour this time: (We will spend (天數)days traveling in the main scenic areas(Wulingyuan and Downtown)...(Tour Schedule Introduction,Can Be Detailed Or Brief)Like: Day 1 ..., Day 2..., Day 3....It definitely will a visual feast from nature.We will experience all of the highlights of Zhangjiajie in (天數) days/ we will have a panoramic tour in Zhangjiajie and its beautiful surroundings in ( ) days. there will be no regret)(Interaction With Guest, Let them talk for a while)Now I've noticed that I have talked too much. here I stopped to ask you some questions to satisfy my curiosity.1 When is the first time you have heard about Zhangjiajie. How do you find this new place. how much do you know before you come here.…I dare to say that your expectation for this tour is more focusing on the nature part of Zhangjiajie, like just to experience Avatar Area, or. and the other half actually is as amazing as the natural one, and it lies inside the local's memory which holds the cultural heritage passing on from the old generations of minorities. this part needs ears to appreciate.So I m very very glad that you made a wise choice to travel with the local people like me, otherwise you will be not able to fully enjoy my beautiful home from different sides. You know, I do see some people come and go,and travel alone without a local guide. even they study Zhangjiajie's very well before their tours, and make every step right, never get themselves lost in mountains. but Maximumly, they only enjoyed the half of Zhangjiajie visually with eyes.Zhangjiajie is a place of stories, Stories with historical truth and great creativeness are hidden behind every attraction waiting for listeners. and Every one of them is worth a tell.Since you are with (Name).you will be able to travel much deeper with ears, and I will empty my knowledge to deliver you a complete beauty seeking tour in amazing Zhangjiajie.Just like all the attractions in ZhangJiaJie, the scenery is beautiful. Everything is natural, untouched by civilization. The lake cruise is calming and you get to listen to local folk songs along the way. The hike to the lake can be a little difficult for elderlies as it's an upward climb. However, you can hire local men to take you up. You will sit in this chair that has 2 poles, two man (one in front, the other in the back) will lift the chair on the poles and take you up. excellent views Tianzi (Son of Heaven) Mountain Nature Reserve Located in the northern part of Wulingyuan, Tianzi Mountain rises 1,262 meters  You can take a cable car to see these charming sights. In order to protect the natural environment, tourists can take environmentally friendly buses in some parts of the Scenic Area. I wish you have a good trip in Zhangjiajie. Zhangjiajie City located in the abdomen of Wuling Mountain, at the northwest of Hunan Province.The mountain behind your head is the famous TianmengMountain. I believe you have the memory about the wonderful scenery when the planes flied through the Tianmeng Cave in 1998. This river you are seeing is Lishui Brook, originate from the Badagongshan Mountain in Sangzhi County, the hometown of Marshal Helong. The river at last arrive in Dongting Lake after winded about hundreds kilometers. You can drifting in Lishui River and, you will enjoy her wonderful view.  Our first station is Wulinyuan Scenic Zone in Zhangjiajie. It is best known for its quartz-stand stone peak forest and ravines. Huangshi village W This is the gate of the park. On july 28, 1992, the officials of UNESCO high praised this gate when they past it because they considered the gate is a perfect combination of cultural sights and natural scenes. You will regret about that you never visited Zhangjiajie if you do not visit the Yellow Rock Village. Yellow Rock Village is the most important sight in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Zhang Liang, a high official of Han Dynasty and he is very famous in Chinese history. He had visited Zhangjiajie when he retired. Huangshidgong, Zhangliang's master, saved Zhangliang's life when he was besieged by official soldiers. Huangshi/Yellow Rock village is named after this story. A Quiet Way In China Fir Woods. There is a single road to climb Huangshi This road was made by manpower more than ten years before.  Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the first national forest park in China. From then on, just 100 years past, there are more than 1200 National Park in 100 countries. National Park became avery important policy toprotect our environment. This is the first sight spot of Yellow Rock Village. There is a headman  of Tujia nationality in Zhangjiajie, his name is Xiang Dakun, once roseup at the Stream Winding Around Four Gates because he do not satisfied official press of Ming Dynasty. Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of Ming Dynasty, sent General Yangjing, General Dengyu lead five hundred thousands soldiers to put rise down and Xiang King sacrificed at Shengtang Gulf at last. Dianjiang Platform is a King Xiang's parade-ground place. REASUE-BOX FOR CLESTICAL BOOKS. Look! There is a wonderful rock on the top of the peak, do you think it like a opened box? In the local folklore, this is a book box of King Xiang he had treasured up his tactics books presented by Zhangliang. That is said who can get this book who will be the king of the world. Zhangliang present him with this book. he wish him become a good king of the ancient China. But he just read several pages, a Tortoise stolen his books. Then, nature's mystery had been revealed, king Xing destined to fail.Special Note:The author is unknown,if the copyright dispute,please contact us by mail,Thank you for your understanding and support!
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  • Zhangjiajie Top Scenic Spots

    Zhangjiajie Top Scenic Spots

    WULINGYUAN SCENIC AREALocated in northwesternHunan, the Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of three parts:ZhangjiajieNational Park, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve and Tianzi Mountain Natural Reserve, covering a total area of 135 square miles.Wulingyuan boasts some 3,100 quartz and sandstone peaks (of which over 1,000 rise at least 650 feet), which appear spectacular, lofty and elegant. It is a dramatic and unusual sight to have such a large forest of natural peaks with quartz and sandstone base. This, along with the the mysterious deep valleys and grottos, offers numerous fantastic views.In dense forests covering over 90 percent of the scenic area, you will find rare species of trees and rare species of birds and animals. There also are streams, brooks, springs, lakes and waterfalls. Zhangjiajie, in particular, is rich in forest resources, featuring both virgin and artificial secondary forests. It is home to some 3,000 species of high-grade plants of which 35 are rare species under protection. There are also 116 types of animals living in Zhangjiajie, the first national park inChina.The Wulingyuan Scenic Area was listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site in 1992.ZHANGJIAJIE NATIONAL PARKCovering some 50 square miles, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is known for being the first national forestparkofChinaas well as for being the highlight of the gorgeous Wulingyuan Scenic Area. The park was originally a state-run tree farm, which was founded in 1958, and then was officially approved to be a national forest park in 1982.Located in a subtropical climate, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is endowed with a unique “micro climate of forest”– cool in summer and warm in winter. It is home to abundant flora and fauna including civet cats, giant salamanders, satyr tragopans, dove trees, maidenhair trees, Chinese yews, and Chinese tulip trees. Such a dense forest serves as a huge natural “oxygen bar.” The park also serves as a museum for the pristine ethnic culture of the region.Zhangjiajie National Forest Park has five scenic areas – Huangshizhai, Golden Whip Stream, Yaozizhai, Yuanjiajie, and Yangjiajie – open to visitors. At present, six travel routes including 468 sightseeing spots have been developed at the park and a wide range of up to four-star hotels provide visitors with more than 4,000 beds.GOLDEN WHIP STREAMGolden Whip Brook is located inside the Wulingyuan Scenic Area of Zhangjiajie and several places of interest can be found nearby. The brook meanders its way through 3.5 miles of mountains and valleys, from north to south. The further you venture upstream, the fewer people you’ll see.You can enjoy the dense forest and oddly-shaped peaks while hiking alongside the stream. Many visitors enjoy resting on a rock by the stream and watching fish swimming in the water. The park is a great place to escape the summer heat, and is a natural oxygen bar.Nearby places of interest include Golden Whip Rock, Purple Grass Pond, Jumping Fish Pond and Zhangliang Tomb, the park’s premier man-made attraction.SUOXI VALLEY NATURE RESERVEThe Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve is located in the northeastern part of the Wulingyuan Scenic Zone in Zhangjiajie. A stream flows through the mountain gully; and many high peaks in various forms on both sides of gully shrouded in drifting mist look like a group of nature sculptures.SuoxiValleycovers an area of more than 180 square kilometers and is the largest of the three zones. Unlike the solitary stone monoliths of Zhangjiajie, the mountains of Suoxiyu stretch out one after another, like an unfolding scroll of a Chinese painting. However, in the east, there is a collection of caves, for example,YellowDragonCaveandGoddessCave. These are caves made of limestone.Besides the rock formations and beautiful rivers and streams, a distinct feature of Suoxiyu is its bridges and caves. Constructed on cliffs, the bridges are noted for their risky location. Most of them were built by hand of blocks of rocks chiseled to dovetail perfectly together. The limestone caves create fascinating underground palaces. Altogether there are 59 of them, many full of odd and unique shaped stalactites and stalagmites.In terms of rare animals,SuoxiValleyboasts more than 20 species, such as leopards, pangolins, and giant salamanders. There are more than 20 groups of rhesus monkeys with their total number reaching to 1,000. According to scientific statistics, trees here have 93 families, 208 genus, and 679 species in all. Among them, those that are under national special protection reach to 19 species. Wild medicinal herbs are extraordinarily rich. There are 500 species in all.TIANZI MOUNTAINTianziMountainis named after Xiang Dakun who led the local farmers’ revolt and called himself Tianzi — the Son of Heaven. Bounded by Suoxi Valley on the east, Zhangjiajie on the south,Sangzhi County on the north,Tianzi Mountainis one of the four scenic zones in Wulingyuan.It lies on the highest point of “Golden Triangle,” its highest point being 4,140 feet (Kunlunpeak) and lowest point being 1,750 feet (Shilan valley). It has an area of 25 square miles, an average temperature of53°F, a frost-free period of 240 days and a frozen period of 60-80 days. The majority of scenic spots is formed of quart stones, belonging to sandstone ground feature which is the same as Suoxiyu Valleyand  Zhangjiajie.WEST SEASituated in the west ofSuoxiyuValley, it is a basin-like landform with a collection of peaks and woods. In this “sea”, numerous peaks stand with different shapes and poses, covered with lush vegetation. Therefore, it is called “sea of trees” and “sea of peaks”. In spring or summer or a clear day immediately after a rain in autumn, the clouds are surging and rolling like waves, covering the whole sky and earth. The view is so magnificent that it is called “sea of clouds”. The combination of the three seas is the characteristic ofWestSea. In it, Gate to Heaven and Sky Terrace are wonderful scenes.SHENTANG VALLEYShentangValleyis also named Shentang Fort. It is a gorge shaped like a huge basin walled by lofty precipices. The bottom of the gorge is veiled in mists and clouds all day, adding to its mysteriousness. As the saying goes, the most beautiful scene is seen from the most perilous peak. There are almost no roads toShentangValley, only a quite dangerous flight of stairs that is as wide as a foot being available. Local people say, “Every step kills one soul”. In the center of the bottom lies a fathomless green pond. Looking down the pond from the mouth of the gorge, one can’t help shivering. What’s peculiar is that visitors can hear sounds of gongs and drums, neighs of battle steeds and shouts of men echoing from the bottom. Nobody can give a reasonable answer to this mystery. Therefore,ShentangValleywas a forbidden place in Wulingyuan and a puzzle for hundreds of years.TEN-MILE GALLERYIt is located at the foot ofTianziMountain. Suoxi Valley Scenic Spot is named as “Ten-mile Gallery”,with looks like outdoor sculpture showroom .Along two sides of the river, there display many great hills and cliffs. The Gallery offers an amazing experience of beauty. It is like an exhibition based in the gorge. Along the road are 200 peaks like old man collecting medicine, parents holding a son, and three Sisters and so on. It has a fleet and clean river on-flowing with the width the width of 6 meters and length of5km. Story of a Chinese Cartoon is based on the Ten-mile Gallery. Hiking on it, you could enjoy smell of flowers, singing of birds, purity of water, and touching of wind. Along the road you could see a train track (Mini Rail). If you don’t want to walk, you could take a ride on the electric train which would take you enjoy it slowly.HUANGSHIZHAI – YELLOW STONEThe Huangshizhai Village, also called Yellow Lion Village or Yellow Stone Village, refers to a huge mountain land in the middle part of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. As the essence of  Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Scenic Area, Huangshizhai possesses quite concentrated attractions, well worth visiting. It was said that Huangshi Gong, the master of Zhang Liang (an important adviser in West Han Dynasty) once produced elixir here.With an elevation of 1080 meters,HuangshiVillageis a high, magnificent and vast sightseeing platform, a high-south, low-north terrace composed of many cliffs in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. This place is a The top consists of more than 20 hectares, with over 10 scene viewing platforms from where one can enjoy majestic sandstone peak forests. People even say that not visiting Huangshizhai is equivalent to not visiting Zhangjiajie.Major Attractions: Treasure Box with Sealedbook, Devine Needle, Great Southern Pillar, Left Piers.TIANMEN MOUNTAINThe elevation of Tianmen Mountainis 4,980 feet (the highest in Zhangjiajie); people be amazed that about 40 peaks inside the mountain area are over 3,200 feet. Due to the high elevation of the mountain, the day time is longer than the night hours and the temperature on the mountains is about 10 degree centigrade lower than the Zhangjiajie city, the sunrise on the mountain is 30 minutes earlier and the sunset is 45 minutes later than it is in the city areas. Thus it is known as an endless sky without darkness.The mountain is famous for its unique natural miracle – theTianmenCave; it was authorized as a national forest park in July, 1992. The door-alike cave was created after the cliff collapsing in ancient time.TianmenMountainis rich in Chinese culture; it is regarded as the Top 1 Heaven Mountain in the west part ofHunanprovince. This place has absorbed the essence from the nature for thousands years, therefore visiting the holy temple on the mountain –TianmenMountainTemplehas become a popular way to pray for a safe and healthy life.Four wonders at Tianmen Mountain include:The Tianmen Mountain Cableway:It is the longest mountain cableway in the world, the hypotenuse length of the cableway is 24,459 feet (more than 4.5 miles), starting from the city center of Zhangjiajie to the ‘HangingGarden’ on the peak. Guests may feel how hard when it was built once sitting in the cable car. The amazing man-made project will bring you a memorable experience seeing the changing of mountain views and landscapes.Tianmen Cave (means the Heaven’s Gate in Chinese):The cave is on the precipices and is over 4,133 feet elevation, the height of the cave is 431.5 feet and the width is about 50 meters, the unusual grotto is grand and magnificent. The cave is like the door to heaven; it looks like the junction of common world and the place where god lives. Guest may need to walk up 999 steps to reach the cave, it will be tried but lucky, because ’9′ is the biggest number in Chinese culture and 999 means an eternal/forever life. The highlight ofTianmenCaveis the mystic views of fog and cloud. Watching the changing of clouds and fogs, the feeling is like traveling in a place with profound questions asked by the god.Heaven-linking Avenue:Actually it is the twisting mountain road from the foot of the mountains to the ‘Heaven Ladders’ ofTianmenCave. The mountain road is only less than 11 kilometers but the elevation rises rapidly from 200 meters to 1300 meters. Ninety nine turnings decorate the holy road and it was built with over a hundred million of Chinese Yuan investment together with a 5 years hard working. The twisting road is like a white dragon lying on the mountains, this road is regarded as the most amazing mountain road in the world. This road is used for mountain bike cycle races, definitely it is interesting and exciting to ride bicycle at Tianmenshan, and bicycle lovers focus more on the beautiful sceneries along the road and the challenge to conquer such a mountain distance.Bonsai Garden (Hanging Garden)As an national forest park, on the peak of Tianmen Mountain locate big primeval forests, the main area being protected is named Bi ye yao tai scenic areas (in the east of the peak areas). The whole area looks like a natural bonsai and over 20 attractions can be seen there, it is the biggest one of the four scenic areas ofTianmenMountain.YUANJIAJIE SCENIC AREALocated in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park inHunan, Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. The area is reachable from the Tianzishan Scenic Area (EmperorMountain) by bus in 40 minutes. Added to this scene is an array of amazing lesser peaks and grotesque rocks, each standing in the valley and possesses its own peculiar shape.There are up to now only two ways lead to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area: One is from the Golden Whip Stream via Luanchuanpo to theBackGarden; the other is the Bailong Elevator. By this super elevator, tourists can ascend on the top of a peak to get a commanding view of its famous scene – Shenbingjuhui (lit. God’s Force Rally), the scene is also nicknamed the Fields and Gardens of the Heaven for its beautiful trees, ethnic houses and paddy fields on the high mountains.The foremost attractions in this area include:BackGarden, breathtaking Mihun Stage, theFirstBridgeunder the Sun, etc. Yuanjiajie lies betweenHuangshiVillage(yellow stone stronghold) andTianziMountain(EmperorMountain). From Zhangjiajie National Forest Park there are approaches to the Yuanjiajie.The northern part of Yuanjiajie Scenic Area is the essential tourist route. Yuanjiajie is a natural platform that faces giant rocks rising from deep valleys and surrounded by higher mountains. Unique in their shapes and covered with pine trees, these rocks resemble a vivid Chinese painting. Main scenic spots include:BackGarden, breath taking Mihun Stage and theFirstBridgeunder the Sun.BAILONG ELEVATORZhangjiajie Bailong Elevator, is a glass elevator built on the side of a huge rock in the Wulingyuan in Zhangjiajie, China, 1070 ft(330m) high, the construction of the Bailong lift began in October 1999, and was open to the public in 2002.Claimed to be the world’s tallest glass elevator, Bailong Elevator is built onto the side of a huge cliff in Zhangjiajie and takes you a whopping 1,070 feet high. It is the highest outdoor elevator in the world and it has three Guinness world Records i.e. World’s tallest full-exposure outdoor elevator, world’s tallest double-deck sightseeing elevator and world’s fastest passenger traffic elevator with biggest carrying capacity but due to the potential harm caused to the surrounding landscape, its future remains uncertain.BAOFENG LAKEThis is a natural attraction, and recommended for a visit if you like taking photos. The scenic area was firstly developed by chance: it was a peaceful gorge many years ago and the local people built a reservoir (72 meters tall) within the rocks, only with the purpose of storing water for irrigation. People never expected that after the project, beautiful scenery would be created, and now it has become the famedBaofengLake. The well-known television series “a Journey to the West” (first version) was filmed here.BaofengLakeis an artificial lake created by blocking gorge and building dam. The shape of the lake is a square, with a length of 2.5 kilometers and a width ranged from 200 to 1000 meters. The average depth of the water is 72 meters. The water of theBaofengLakeis absolutely clean and without pollution, as it is an alpine lake. Looking down from the hills, the lake is like a Jade surrounded in the mountains. Sailing to the centre island on the green lake, boarding on the lakeshore for a visit to the stockade village of the Eagle’s nest (Yingwo Zhai) is an agreeable experience for tourists.Baofeng lake not only attracts tourists from all over the world, but also attracts the natural animals. Every October of the Lunar calendar, a mass of Yuanyang bird (mandarin duck) will fly to the lake from the north to avoid the chilly winter. The birds would like to choose here as their habitat as the water in the lake is of high quality and the water temperature is warm; the lake will not freeze in the winter. The three islands in the lake center are called the island for the mandarin ducks.The Baofeng Waterfall is located right in front of the entrance gate, flying down from one hundred meters above with a thunderous sound and is regarded as an attraction of spectacularity.There are over 20 famous attractions in the Baofeng Lake scenic areas including the mentioned Baofeng Waterfall, a Thread of Sky, a plank road built along the face of a cliff named the Cloudy Cliff Plank Road , the Stockade Village of the Eagle’s Nest, the South Sea, etc. TheStockadeVillagebuilt on the mountain is over 1000 meters’ height; therefore it was named as the nest of the eagles. An ancient temple was built there; it is a mysterious place for the devout men and women.Visitors can cruise onBaofengLake. The most impressive thing you may see during the cruise is the local girls singing their folk song, and you can sing with them! The cruise is the highlight of a visit of the lake.YELLOW DRAGON CAVEThis is one of the earliest caves open for tourism and it is known as the wonder of the world caves.Yellow Dragon Cavern is a typical Karst cave, an area of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, underground streams, and caverns. So far, the discovered cave is about 15 kilometers long and 140 meters high, covering an area of 48 hectares. The Cavern can be divided into two parts. One is the dry cave, and the other is the water cave. Even in the Yellow Dragon Cavern, there are caves inside caves, and one cave may lead to many others. Sometimes there are caves under the ground too. Stalactites, stalagmites, stone blossoms, stone curtains, stone branches, stone canals, stone pearls, and stone macrospores can be seen here and there in the cavern, which constitutes a fantastic yet natural scene.The features of the Yellow Dragon Cavern can be summarized into six sentences. First, it features numerous mysterious caves. Second, it boasts to be one of the largest of the karst caverns inChina. Third, the limestone in the cavern is a variety of fantastic shapes. Fourth, the limestone here is colorful, glittering and translucent. Fifth, the limestone and the water here sometimes give out attractive sounds, like music from heaven. Finally, boating is possible in the under streams in the cavern.
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  • Zhangjiajie Culture Performance

    Zhangjiajie Culture Performance

    Zhangjiajie offers several sites and activities representing the region’s unique culture. Following are a few examples.ARCHITECTUREThe Tujia people’s Diaojiaolou house has its own ethnic distinction because it has been designed and constructed to overhang the water and be supported by many wooden pillars. Tujia people are accustomed to constructing their houses over the water and in proximity to the mountains, with most residences established in the valleys, giving the appearance of crouching tigers. Clearly, the best way to construct a spacious and stable house, while economizing on material, is to lay the foundation on wooden pillars and build the structure upon it. Over several millennia, a simple shelter against wind and rain has evolved into a construction, which is practical, graceful and artistic, harmonizing with the surrounding natural environment.TUJIAN FOLK CUSTOM PARKThis large-scale cultural attraction demonstrates the folk customs of the Tujia peoples in various aspects such as architecture, food, agriculture, military art, and more. Most of the buildings inZhangjiajieTujiaFolkCustomParkare constructed with wood and stone with the characteristics of carved girder and painted columns, upturned eaves, and especially exquisite workmanship and ingenious construction.CHARMING WESTERN HUNAN SHOWThis performance offers primitive simplicity and is full of Zhangjiajie local folk flavor. The show deeply explores the mystery and unique minority life, including the age-old (Xiangxi Sacrifice), full-bodied (Miaojia Wine Drink), bold and unrestrained (Xiangzi Miaojia Drum), amorous (Tujia date), humorous (Tujia Kujia), mystery (Xiangxi Corpse Chase), and straightforward (Maogusi Dance). After featuring dancing, singing, traditional Chinese acrobatics and Qigong, the shows end with a huge bonfire.TIANMEN FOX FAIRY SHOWKnown as the world’s first musical drama with the actual high mountains and deep valleys as the stage background, the Tianmen Fox Fairy Shows is performed at the foot ofTianmenMountain, Zhangjiajie. Originated from a traditional Chinese myth and folk tale, “Love between Man and Fox,” the drama integrates the elements of folk music and modern art. As the story progresses, you will find settings everywhere from the foot of the hill to the peak, be it spotlight, stage for the chorus, background houses…everything. The visual presentation is spectacular and amazing, the music, dancing and singing is impressive.Every night (with the exception of harsh winter months) the show is performed at the Grand Valley of Tianmen Mountain. Here you can listen to sweet music, admire colorful lighted scenes, and experience the strong folk custom of Tujia and Miao minorities. Since this open-air drama is only performed at night, bring a jacket during cooler months. Tickets are available from most travel agencies or hotels.
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  • The Collection of Zhangjiajie Tourism Entrance Fee

    The Collection of Zhangjiajie Tourism Entrance Fee

    1.ZJJ National Forest Park Entry Fee Inclusions:Four Days Pass: CNY245+ 3 Insurance(Low season fee CNY136+ 3 Insurance,from Dec 1st to next Feb 28th)Seven Days Pass: CNY295 + 3 InsuranceInclude the following  scenic spot:Battery car fee in the parkZhangjiajie National Forest ParkYellow Stone Village(Huangshaizhai)Golden Whip StreamYaozi Village Scenic SpotYangjiajie Scenic SpotYuanjiajie Scenic SpotTianzi Mountain Scenic SpotTen-mile GallerySuoxiyu Valley Scenic Spot2.ZJJ Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area Entry Fee:March 1st to November 30th: CNY258+ 3 Insurance December 1st to the end of February: CNY225+ 3 InsuranceNote1: Ticket inclusion all the attraction spots, Round-trip Cable Car; Note2: Ticket exclusion Mini cable in Tianmen Mountain: 25RMB Single way3. Zhangjiajie Other Attractions Entry Fee:Yellow Dragon Cave Entry Fee:CNY100Baofeng Lake Entry Fee:CNY96Yuanjiajie Village Entry Fee:CNY110King Dragon Cave Entry Fee:CNY80ZhangJiaJie Grand Canyon:Enrence fee CNY118+ CNY20 Slideway+ Glass Bridge CNY138(It will be opened in May 1st,2016)4. ZJJ Cable Car & Elevator & Tourist Train & Mini cable Entry Fee:Yellow Stone Village Cable Car Entry Fee: CNY65 (Single trip) ; CNY 118 (Round trip)Yangjiajie Cable Car Entry Fee: CNY76(Single trip) ; CNY 152 (Round trip)Tianzi Mountain Cable Car Entry Fee: CNY72(Single trip) ; CNY 144 (Round trip)Bailong Sightseeing Elevator Entry Fee: CNY72(Single trip) ; CNY 144 (Round trip)Ten-mile Gallery Tourist Train Entry Fee: CNY38(Single trip) ; CNY 52 (Round trip)5. ZJJ Performance-Evening show Entry Fee:West Hunan Folk Custom Performance Entry Fee:CNY228Tianmen Fairy Fox Performance Entry Fee:CNY238Online booking service:shuire@gmail.com
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  • ABOUT ZHANGJIAJIE

    ABOUT ZHANGJIAJIE

    Zhangjiajie LocationZhangjiajie is located on the northwest border of theHunanprovince in south-central China. The population of  Zhangjiajie is approximately 1,700,000 people, and the municipality area is 3,786 square miles.Getting to Zhangjiajie from withinChinais easy. There are regularly scheduled commercial flights fromShanghaiandBeijingon AirChina, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines.The local airport is Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport (DYG), which serves more than 50 destinations in mainlandChina, Hong Kong, andMacau.Zhangjiajie History & CultureIn ancient times, Zhangjiajie was regarded as remote and inaccessible. The history of Zhangjiajie can be traced back to the Neolithic Age when it was still named “Dayong”. The first human traces in this area have been registered about 100,000 years ago. Like other places inChina, a legend has been developed by ancient people. It said that Zhang Liang-a famed strategist of the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-24 AD), lived here after leaving the imperial court. He lived in fear he would be killed by Liu Bang, the first emperor of the Han Dynasty who had ordered some of his subjects executed out of suspicion they might rebel against him. Zhang found Qingyan (now Zhangjiajie) Mountain is an ideal refuge due to its haunting beauty and tranquility. He became a hermit. It is said he planted seven ginkgo trees here. He was buried below Qingyan (now Zhangjiajie) Mountain. Zhang’s descendants also are believed to have lived here, which is how the name Zhangjiajie originated. Zhang refers to Zhang Liang’s surname, while Jia means family and Jie represents homeland or border.THE CITY OF ZHANGJIAJIEAs Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is increasingly becoming known to world, Dayong city was renamed as Zhangjiajie city in 1994. There are four areas under its governance: Yongding District and Wuling District,CiliCountyandSangzhiCounty. Now, Zhangjiajie is a major destination for tourism, where beautiful mountains, green lakes, deep caves, serene valleys, cultural heritage and special folk customs are available for all to experience.ETHNIC GROUPSZhangjiajie is home to three major ethnic groups: the Tujia, Bai and Miao people, which together make up approximately 70% of the local population. These people still retain much of their traditional culture, including language, festivals, clothing, and architectural stylese. The long history of many minorities and their folk customs such as marriage customs, singing and dancing together, blended with modern culture, all contribute to the unique charm of Zhangjiajie. The people of Zhangjiajie are all very hospitable and visitors immediately feel at home.The Tujia, with a total population of over 8 million, is the 6th largest ethnic minority in People’s Republic ofChina, with a history dating back over twelve centuries. The Tujia are renowned for their singing and song composing abilities and for their tradition of the Baishou Dance, a 500 year old collective dance which uses 70 ritual gestures to represent war, farming, hunting, courtship and other aspects of traditional life. The traditional Hand-waving Dance and their richly-patterned brocade, known as Xi Lan Ka Pu (a kind of colorful bed cover) are regarded as the among the most appealing elements of Tujia art.The Bais, with 80% of their population of over 1.8 million people, live in concentrated communities in Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecturein Yunnan Province. Over the centuries, the Bais have created a science and culture of their own. To their credit are inventions and advances in meteorology, astronomy, calendar, architecture, medical science, literature, music, dancing, carving and painting. They have created a wealth of literary works reflecting their life, work, and struggles against nature and oppression. The Bai people are good singers and dancers, and even created Bai opera, known as chuichui, an art form combining folk music and dancing. The “March Fair,” which falls between March 15 and 20 of the lunar calendar, is a grand festival of the Bais. It is a fair and an occasion for sporting contests and theatrical performances. People gather there to enjoy dances, horse racing and other games. June 25 is the “Torch Festival.” On that day, torches are lit everywhere to usher in a bumper harvest and to bless the people with good health and fortune. Streamers bearing auspicious words are hung in doorways and at village entrances alongside the flaming torches. Villagers, holding aloft torches, walk around in the fields to drive insects away. The Bai in Sangzhi County, Zhangjiajie, migrated from Dali, but their tradition and customs remain intact.The Miao, with a population of 8.9 million people, form one of the largest ethnic minorities in southwestChina. They are mainly distributed acrossGuizhou,Yunnan,HunanandSichuanprovinces and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Most of them live in tightly-knit communities, with a few living in areas inhabited by several other ethnic groups. They are also among the ancient ethnic groups with a long history, dating back over 2,000 years. The Miao have a highly diversified culture developed from a common root. They are fond of singing and dancing, and have a highly-developed folk literature. Their songs, which do not rhyme and vary greatly in length from a few lines to more than 15,000, are easy to understand and are very popular among the Miaos. The lusheng is their favorite musical instrument. In addition, flutes, copper drum, mouth organs, the xiao (a vertical bamboo flute) and the suona horn are also very popular. Popular dances include the lusheng dance, drum dance and bench dance. The Miaos create a variety of colorful arts and crafts, including cross-stitch work, embroidery, weaving, batik, and paper-cuts. Their batik technique dates back 1,000 years. In recent years, improved technology has made it possible to print more colorful designs, and many Miao handicrafts are now exported.THE CHRYSANTHEMUM STONEThe Chrysanthemum stone, with a nickname of Stone of Wealth and Honor, was shaped over 200 million years ago, and is found in the rock at the bottom of theDaxiRiverinHunanprovince. The stone contains patterns exactly like chrysanthemums, the official symbol of the Imperial Family of China. It is natural, rare and unparalleled, and unique in the world.The Chrysanthemum stone was first excavated and carved in the early of Qing Dynasty. When people built a dam, they found that the stone used for the dam contained patterns like chrysanthemums, thus different propitious shapes were carved out of the stone. Because of their lively appearance and unique shape, later the carvings were listed in the tributes to the king. In 1915,Chinaexhibited one chrysanthemum stone in the International Expo held inPanama. It gained the golden prize and obtained the title of The first in the world.The quantity of these chrysanthemum stones is very small and its exploitation is very difficult. The flowers are embedded in dark gray limestone with celestite and calcite constituting the petal, stamen and pistil. The Chrysanthemum Stone contains more than ten kinds of trace elements, such as selenium, strontium, gold, silver, and bismuth. As a result, the chrysanthemum stone is very rare and their value is very high, with a deep symbolic meaning symbolic meaning—truly a collector’s item.HUNAN EMBROIDERYHunan Embroidery is a folk art with Xiang-Chu cultural characteristics created by the industrious and intelligent people ofHunanduring the long period of historical civilization. Beginning more than 2,500 years ago, it was first developed by local women to decorate skirts, pouches and other articles. The designs show birds, animals, flowers and landscape. Originally Hunan Embroidery was done on a single side of a piece of fabric. Later craftsmen adopted the technique of double-sided embroidery in which both sides display the same design in the same color. In 1980, a new breakthrough was made: embroidery experts succeeded in producing pictures that were different in design, color and stitches on either side of a piece of silk. Hunan Embroidery incorporated the art of old Chinese culture from painting, classical Chinese poems and songs, calligraphy, metal and stone to form its own characteristics. Based on traditional Chinese painting, Hunan Embroidery meticulously portrays different materials with scores of embroidery threads of different colors. In early 20th century, Hunan Embroidery gained many honors at home and abroad for its unique style and became one of the four famous embroideries in China.Visitors can experience the art of Hunan Embroidery at theChinaHunanEmbroideryMuseumin the yard of the Hunan Research Institute. In the workshop of Hunan Embroidery Research Institute, there are only women whose deft fingers can manipulate tiny needles like magic batons. Stitch by stitch, they work upon a piece of transparent nylon gauze until vivid patterns of flowers, birds, goldfishes and butterflies gradually emerge as if in a magic show. The museum shows this fascinating history and artistry to the world with more than 1,200 pieces of Hunan Embroidery. The works showcase the handicraft of Hunan Embroidery and the consummate works of elder artisans, vividly depicting the development course of Hunan Embroidery.Hunanembroidery is art recreated.Zhangjiajie is a prefecture-level city consisting of Yongding and Wulingyuan Districts, Cili andSangzhiCounties. Wulingyuan District, also called Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, is endowed with striking natural beauty. This site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over200mhigh. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. It is also home to a number of endangered plant and animal species. Therefore, it was listed into the World Natural Heritage Catalogue by the UNESCO in 1992, and was awarded the title of “WorldGeologicalPark” in 2004.Quartz Sand stone Peak Forest and Karst Caves constitute the outstanding landscape features of  Zhangjiajie, which are 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 that have formed a complete primitive ecological environment. In fact, Zhangjiajie, honored as “the most fantastic mountain under heaven” and “a living Chinese landscape painting”, is a perfect combination of the beauty of Guilin, the grotesqueness of  Mount Huang, the peril of  Mount Hua and the magnificence of  Mount Tai. It is also widely acclaimed as “an enlarged potted landscaping”, “a miniature fairyland” and “a maze of nature”, attracting a growing number of  tourists from home and abroad.STUNTS AND PERFORMANCESIn December 1999, 15 international stunt flying aces from all over the world performed some breathtaking stunt flying in the skies aboveTianmenMountain. Out of this group, seven pilots flew their planes throughTianmenCavefor the very first time, while 800 million people watched the live coverage of this inaugural feat.In October 2007, French “Spider man” Alain Robert, famous for climbing high buildings and mountains, came to Zhangjiajie and climbed the left wall of the hole in Tianmen Mountain Equipped only with a pair of climbing shoes, he scaled the rocky wall of the mountain with his bare hands, thrilling onlookers from all over the world.In May 2009 and September 2011, Zhangjiajie played host to the International Country Music Festival, in which more than 400 performers from 19 countries and areas performed and delighted international crowds. This is not the American variety of country music, although Zhangjiajie officials may have hadNashvilleon its mind when this idea was conceived. Rather, it is more a celebration of diversity of ethnic or “country” music. The festival delivers “an eclectic mix of both international country artists and some of the homegrown variety, which highlight the musical heritage ofChina’s ethnic communities” and “promote cultural development in all the world’s regions through the medium of country music.”In September 2010, the first International Cultural Tourism Festival took place in Zhangjiajie. By organizing and carrying out a broad variety of activities nationwide and publicizing and reporting the event through concentrated effort, the festival aims at presenting the accomplishments in the combination of tourism and culture and promoting the prosperity and development of the cultural tourism market.Recently, the Zhangjiajie municipal government selected some “Air Girls” as representatives from eight big cities. Their aim is to promote the ”the fresh, clean, honest, warm and hospitable” air in Zhangjiajie and “welcome friends from all over the world to the World Natural Heritage of Zhangjiajie Wulingyuan, breathing sweet, pure, fresh air.”In September of 2011, world-renowned adventurer Jeb Corliss performed the stunt of flying through Tianmen Hole with a wing-suit. Wingsuit flying is the sport of flying the human body through the air using a special jumpsuit, called a wingsuit. Tianmen Hole is a 360-foot-tall, 96-foot-wide, and 260-foot-long formation located near the city ofZhangjiajiein centralChina’sHunanProvince. Corliss jumped from a helicopter hovering at 6,000 feet and successfully navigated through the hole.Zhangjiajie Fauna & FloraZhangjiajieNational Park, covering over 50 square miles, is the first national forestparkofChinaand the highlight of the gorgeous Wulingyuan Scenic Area. The park was originally a state-run tree farm, which was founded in 1958, and then was officially approved to be a national-levelforest parkin 1982. Featuring the vast forest of peculiar sandstone peaks, the park was added to the World Natural Heritage list in December of 1992 and became a member of the first World Geoparks promulgated by the UNESCO in 2004. It covers three natural reserves, and contains over 500 tree species, including the Dawn Redwood, believed extinct until it was re-identified in 1948. There are also giant salamanders, rhesus monkeys, and many bird types.ANIMAL LIFEThe complicated topography, steep cliffs, and deep gullies, as well as the heavy rainfall and dense forests, provide animals with an excellent living environment. There are 116 species of vertebrates belonging to 50 families that have been identified in the park. The largest animal population in the park is the rhesus monkey, which numbers more than 3,000 and can be found everywhere in the park. Macaque monkeys are found in Wulingyuan; they playfully jump from tree to tree. Unafraid of humans, they are like naughty children but will befriend the tourist who offers them candy or chocolates. They are classified into three groups according to fur color: blue macaque, yellow macaque and golden macaque. Hundreds live in the Zhangjiajie forest park.The Chinese giant salamander can be found in some streams and pools. They are also known as “baby fish” because they give a sound like a crying baby, and have four legs similar to a baby’s arms. Many giant salamanders inhabit cool, clean streams and ponds, relying on small fish, crabs, shrimps and frogs for food. The giant salamander was chosen to be the mascot ofZhangjiajieCityat the 2007 Zhangjiajie International Forest Conservation Festival.Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, dig holes in their high mountain habitats. At about half a meter long, they have a hard carapace, long tongue, sharp claw, and small legs. They use their well-developed sense of smell to find insects. They tear open anthills or termite mounds with their powerful front claws and probe deep into them with their very long tongues. They are nocturnal mammals and spend most of the daytime sleeping, curled up in a ball.BIRDSCarrying water birds, a tate-protected animal, are distinctive, with their colorful feathers. Each bird has a special bag-like organ for carrying water. These birds usually live on mountaintops and will fly to streams or rivers to drink water when thirsty. After drinking almost one kilogram of water (a little over 2 pounds of water), they will use their bag to store water for later days.TREESAmong scarce plants, the Dove Tree (also known as the Handkerchief Tree) is perhaps the most famous. It is regarded as a “living fossil”, having survived during the Glacier of the Fourth Period (2.5 million years ago). Botanists were unable to trace its origin until the middle of the 19th century. The Dove Tree, a medium-sized tree very suimilar to a dogwood tree, is best known for its flowers. These form a tight cluster about 1–2 cmacross, reddish in colour. Each flower head with a pair of large (12–25 cm), pure white bracts at the base performing the function of petals. These hang in long rows beneath the level branches. The flowers are at their best in late May. On a breezy day, the bracts flutter in the wind like white doves or pinched handkerchiefs, hence the English names for this tree.In the Badagongshan National Nature Reserve located inSangzhiCounty, there exists a small valley replete with over 10,000 wild dove trees. “DoveTreeValley” as it is known, boasts the world’s biggest “King Dove Tree” — it stands 100 feet tall.PLANTS AND FLOWERSLobster flowers (named after their red, yellow or purple shrimp-shaped petals) usually grow in humid and shady places. In full bloom along the bank of Golden Whip Stream (located in the east of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park), they provide a stunningly picturesque scene.Wulingyuan abounds with Chinese chestnut trees. The Chinese Chestnut is a medium-sized tree, maturing to heights of about 40-60 feet with a 40 foot spread. One Chinese Chestnut tree can provide up to 50 pounds of large meaty nuts that are equally sweet and nutritious. You are ready to collect your delectable crop of nuts when the decorative barbed capsules (that look like hedgehogs) begin to crack open. Care must be taken when picking them up, as they are very prickly.Tangerines have been cultivated for over 3,000 years inChinaand usually grow in Wulingyuan or Jiangya, and are a specialty of Zhangjiajie. Tangerines are smaller than most oranges, and are usually much easier to peel and to split into segments. The taste is often less sour, or tart, than that of an orange. While less tart, tangerines are considered to be sweeter than oranges. Ripe in autumn, they look beautiful, and provide a wonderful flavor.Zhangjiajie Inspiration for AvatarA mountain peak inChina’sHunanprovince, which provided the inspiration for Academy-Award-winning director James Cameron for the visual setting of the world of Pandora in the global blockbuster film Avatar, was renamed “HallelujahMountain.”The management committee of the Yuanjiajie part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie changed the name of the “South Pillar of the Heaven” (also called the “Pillar between Heaven and Earth”) to “HallelujahMountain,” a namesake floating island in the movie that circulates in the magnetic currents of the make-believe planet of Pandora.The “South Pillar of the Heaven,” at a height of 3,500 feet above sea level, is a nationally renowned scenic attraction, among the three thousand mountain peaks in Zhangjiajie. “We renamed the top not because we are blindly following foreign culture,” said the director of the management committee of the Yuanjiajie scenic area. “We’re only sending this message to the world: Zhangjiajie belongs to the world and is now known to global tourists.”Zhangjiajie SustainabilityThe Zhangjiajie National Forest Park inHunanProvincehas opened an observation site to monitor local environmental protection and social, cultural, economic and tourism development.The site was inaugurated on July 14 under United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) auspices, as part of the Global Observatory on Sustainable Tourism (GOST) program. Luigi Cabrini, director of UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Development, signed the site’s book with the words, “I hope Zhangjiajie will become a most famous destination in the world, for its beauty and also for the new observatory, inaugurated today.” The observatory will collect data for use in scientific research on sustainable tourism development in the area.The local government at Zhangjiajie submitted an application to UNWTO’s Asia-Pacific regional representative in November 2009, and proposed establishing an observatory in the city, to the UNWTO secretary-general, last July. “Zhangjiajie’s tourism authorities are well aware of the importance of their work to the local economy, and even more importantly, of the need to manage its growth,” said the secretary-general, Taleb Rifai. “The observatory is a vital tool for doing this, by providing tourism organizations with the information they need to move forward in a sustainable way.” The observatory will collect data for use in scientific research on sustainable tourism development in the area. The GOST program began in 2004 to help establish a network of multi-level observatories around the world.This is a very important step forward forZhangjiajieNational Park. AsChina’s first national park, and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it has seen tourism boom, stimulating economic growth, providing jobs and development opportunities for the locals. Zhangjiajie National Park receives up to 40,000 tourists a day during high season.The observatory will collect data for use in scientific research on sustainable tourism development in the area.Zhangjiajie Fast Facts (Visitor Statistics)TOURISM STATISTICS, 2011Total visitation: 30,410,000Overnight tourists: 13,310,000Overseas tourists: 1,820,000Accommodation facilities: 854 hotels (55,300 beds), among which 53 are star-rated (7,215 beds)2 five-star hotels6 four-star hotels37 three-star hotelsTotal income of tourism: 16,700,000,000RMB (2,650,793,650 USD)
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