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Zhangjiajie Travel Guide

Zhangjiajie City - Zhangjiajie Travel GuideZhangjiajie is named after the Zhangjiajie Scenic Area. In 1979 Zhangjiajie was established as the first national park forest in China. In 1992, Wulingyuan Nature Reserve, including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Emperor Mountain Reserve and Suoxi Gully Reserve, was listed as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 1994, Dayong was renamed Zhangjiajie. Now, Zhangjiajie is a large, important tourist resort where mountains, lakes, caves and historical culture and special customs are combined in an area of 500 square kilometers. The region has a population of 1.6 million, with minorities like Tujia, Bai, and Miao accounting for 77 percent of the total.


Zhangjiajie is located at the northwest part of Hunan Province. The city belongs to the subtropical humid monsoon climate area. It has plenty sunshine, heavy rains, a long frost-free period and four distinct seasons. Zhangjiajie enjoys a pleasant climate making tourism activities possible all year round.

Tourism Resources

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park - Zhangjiajie Travel GuideZhangjiajie is known for its unique tourist resources and as a treasure trove of natural resources. Surrounding the city are the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Emperor Mountain Reserve and the Suoxi Gully Reserve, with the Maoyan River, Nine-Heaven Cave, Five-Thunder Mountain, and the Universal Light Temple further afield. More than 20 scenic spots have been explored, and more than 30 tourist routes have been formed. Zhangjiajie's recreational activities include modern activities and facilities such as Internet bars, tennis, bowling, basketball, soccer, sauna, salt baths and so on in the city proper and the Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

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