Zhangjiajie, a well-known tourist city in northwestern Hunan province, issued a circular on Friday banning the trade and consumption of the Chinese giant salamander, a species on the national second-class protection list and Appendix I in the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, according to a report from Rednet
As Spring Festival approaches, colorful and elaborate oil-paper umbrellas are arranged to decorate the Xingqiao Sakura Garden, Gongba County, Daoxian County. The intensive festive atmosphere attracts many tourists.
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.
Zhangjiajie offers several sites and activities representing the region’s unique culture. Following are a few examples.
The new name of Zhangjiajie City was adopted in 1994, after the National Forest Park in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area (武陵源) in order to give it more prominence and after this site had been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.
The geological formation of Zhangjiajie belongs to the New Cathaysian tectonic system. About three billion and eight thousand years ago, this place was a large patch of ocean. After a series of geological changes, including Wuling-Xuefeng, Indo-China, Yanshan, Himalayan and Geotectonic movements, the bottom of the ocean rose through the surface, and the quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks took shape after gradual cutting, eroding and crumbling by the force of Nature for millions of years.
Zhangjiajie city to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,only 45mins by car,It is about 35km.
We have lot of hotels ranging from 2-star to 5-star, but zhangjiajie is a small city ,and it only has 15 years for tourism development, so most of the hotel’s service and equipment can not meet your requirement, I suggest you to chose a five star hotel.