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  • Tianmenshan Garden in the air

    Tianmenshan Garden in the air

    Tianmen Mountain  is an integrated synclinal geological unit which has the landform of middle-mountain karst platform with peak groups and canyons. The top of Tianmen mountain is a cliff sight of karst platform. The karst hillocks and karrens spread wildly to form wonders of stone forests in the air. Moreover, with moss spreading all over the ground, wild vines twining and twisting, what come into sight are natural bonsais like grand gardens which were as if created by the immortals. The tourists can relish the natural wonders and feel the miracles of the Creator to their hearts\' content.  
    Yongding District 2013-03-01 15:22 View:3545
  • Zhangjiajie Tianmen Cave

    Zhangjiajie Tianmen Cave

    Tianmen Cave is the natural water-eroded cave with the highest elevation in the world. In the year 263(the sixth year of Wuyong Period of Three Kingdoms), the thousand-meter high cliff of Songliang Mountain suddenly broke open into a door-like cave which became a rare wonder of the world. Hence Songliang Mountain is change to Tianmen Mountain.    Tianmen Cave runs south-northward with a height of 131.5 meters, a width of 57meters and a depth of 60 meters. It rises above the ground and nears the sky with a lofty and towering posture. The shadow of it reaches the north of the vast sea, the clouds over it near the south of the handle of the Dipper. It\'s much like a gate towards the heaven. The wonder attracted the visits and appreciations by emperors, officials, sages, hermits, dignitaries and men of letters of different dynasties. After the accumulation over the dynasties, the unique profound Culture of Heaven is built up.  In 1999, the masters of international stunt flying piloted the planes to fly through Tianmen Cave. The activity gave rising to sensational reactions in the world. There were 800 million audiences watching the live telecast.On March 17-19, “The 2006 Russia Air Force Aerobatics Performance ” entered ceremoniously in Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie , the Soviet-27 heavy battle plane and Russia air force warrior composed a world-shaking legend here once more.
    Yongding District 2012-12-31 14:57 View:20712
  • Zhangjiajie Taihua Great Gorge

    Zhangjiajie Taihua Great Gorge

    ZJJ Taihua Great Gorge, A back-land of Wuliang District, situated at bank of Lishui River in Zhangjiajie City, is of splendid and primitive sight with precipitous gorge, flourishing forest and densely distributed streams.The whole gorge is as long as 8km and the altitude difference at the deepest gorge is over three hundred meters and the narrowest place only allows one person to pass. What amazing is that flourishing forest and ancient vine accompany you all along when climbing down from the top of gorge to its bottom. But, when be ready to go, you should prepare well to conquer the steep road. Sheltered from forest shade,deep gorge and steep cliff, a lot of places in the gorge are even shielded from sunlight all year round. Owing to this, the gorge is pregnant with countless sky eyes and crypts.When fascinated by the beauty of Taihua Great Gorge, you will also definitely surprised by strong and amazing spirit of Tujia People who excavated artificial canal on the steep cliff of this gorge. The canal is built along the mountain waist, so the other side of canal is 200-meter high cliff. People who are afraid of height and of heart disease had better not visit this gorge for the sake of safe.By Patricia
    Yongding District 2012-11-30 21:25 View:2975
  • Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute

    Zhangjiajie Junsheng Painting Institute

    Zhangjiajie Sandstone Painting Introduction: Ancestors of Tujia nationality have lived on this quartz sandstone land for thousands of years and no one has ever expected that there is a son of Tujia people, who changes the sleeping sand into a new type of world recognized art — sandstone painting. Li Junsheng, born in 1963, grew up in a very poor family and likes drawing since his childhood. One day, he found people like to spread color cobblestones on the wall when repairing houses and it’s very pretty, which inspired his idea of painting with sandstone. Li Junsheng’s sandstone paintings break through the using of traditional painting materials and use nature materials by making use of the hue of natural plant creatively, are of great artistic values.
    Yongding District 2012-11-29 11:13 View:4876
  • Zhangjiajie Chong Mountain

    Zhangjiajie Chong Mountain

    Located in the southwestern part,20km from Zhangjiajie,Hunan province.Zhangjiajie Chong Mountain has a altitude of 1164.7m and a area of 3 square km. in its main peak. Adjacent to Tianmen Mountain, it is blessed with both fantastic landscape and legendary stories!It is said Huan Dou, the son of Zhuanxu (A legendary monarch in ancient China), was exiled by Emperor Yao to Chong Mountain.And there were a lot historical relics of his lied here including the Tomb of Huan Dou,the House of Huan Dou,the Temple of Huan Dou.Gorgeous place with some unbelievable scenery for you to visit for free!By Brenda
    Yongding District 2012-11-28 02:37 View:2142
  • Zhangjiajie Tujia Folk Custom Park

    Zhangjiajie Tujia Folk Custom Park

    With an area of over 5 hectares, Tujia Folk Custom Park is a large-scale cultural tourist attraction, which is mainly built to demonstrate Tujia peoples folk custom in various aspects such as architecture, food, agriculture, military art etc. Most of the buildings in Zhangjiajie Tujia Folk Custom Park are constructed with wood and stone with the characteristics of carved girder and painted columns, upturned eaves, especially the exquisite workmanship and ingenious construction are greatly acclaimed by the tourists. Whats more, tourists express much admiration on the programs held in the park of its splendid culture and magnificent folk custom. In April, 2001, former premier Zhu Rongji visited the park and gave his lavish comments on it. In Septeber, 2002, the park successfully held a large-scale Maogusi Dance Party, and 1,000 dancers participated. This activity and the Nine-layer Diaojiaolou Building were listed in the Record of World Genis. The park was rated as one of the 4A National Tourist Attraction in China in Januar, 2004.
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  • Zhangjiajie Xiongbi Cliff Village

    Zhangjiajie Xiongbi Cliff Village

    Zhangjiajie Xiongbi Cliff Village, which is governed by Guan Liping street office, Yong Ding district, Zhang Jiajie city, locates on an upland with altitude reaching up to 1300 meters. It is called “Village on Cliff” as is around by cliffs. Though four mountain roads are provided, all roads are even harder to climb than climbing to heaven.Hard as it is, many people still yearn for this primitive and mysterious patch. Scenery here is really inviting. Looking at the top of upland, you could appreciate the highland scenery. Looking down, you could see Xianren Stream (another beautiful scenic spot in Zhang Jiajie) which is of Jiangnan style hugging around under the foot of Xiongbi Cliff. What an amazing experience to enjoy two kinds of different sceneries at the same time!Apart from appreciating amazing natural scenery, it’s also wonderful to taste special local food. Bacon, Gegen powder are especially famous food here. Moreover, residents here are quite hospitable. It’s also a hard won chance to experience pure local culture.Now some travel agents are exploiting special travel items here. Wild surviving training, climbing and sightseeing, spending summer holidays, hunting, participating in farm work, camping are excellent activities to held in Xiongbi Cliff Village. Here is really resort waiting for you!By Brenda#gallery-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}
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  • Zhangjiajie Old Taoist Bay

    Zhangjiajie Old Taoist Bay

    Zhangjiajie Old Taoist Bay, A mysterious and holy land, locates under the foot of the south of Tianmen Mountain in urban area of Zhangjiajie, And at the back of the Seven-Star Crag. It was given such a name because a Taoist priest whose name was Gui Guzi once cultivated himself and preached here. It is 7 kilometers from the downtown of Zhangjiajie and covers an area of over 9000 acres. There still exists so many kinds of rare plants and animals in it that the whole bay remains in a primitive state and no one lives here.With the development over the Old Taoist Bay, we will have chance to unveil its mysteries. Now it is under developing and the whole bay is developed into 3 scenic spots from its east to west. The east route’s inviting sightseeing is the Eighteen Pools. Its depth varies from 1 meter to 4 meters and shapes of them seem out of superb craftsmanship that some look like crescent moon while some pig’s kidney. The midline is the ever prosperous ancient business road of thousand years where the Thirteen-Six Jiao, the Gory Guard, theStoneBridgeand so on locates here and have seen its ups and downs in history. Apart from those historic sight spots, rice wine of the Thirteen-Six Jiao and tofu of the Stone Bridge are also attractive and of memorial sense. The west route is calledFairyCanyonwhose original name is Snowflake Stream where it shapes into wide bottom and narrow roof due to the long-term whirling wash and different density of rock. Waterfall here is also another attracting spot.The Old Taoist Bay not only gives you a visual feast of natural scenery but also a special experience of local culture of Zhangjiajie. It is absolutely the best land to get away from the ordinary world and a mysterious land for exploration.Translated by Brenda
    Yongding District 2012-11-11 00:29 View:3109