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Zhangjiajie, covering an area of 264 square kilometers, is one of the most well-known China travel destinations. In 1992, the Wulingyuan Natural Scenic Area, consisting of the three major scenic spots of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxiyu Scenic Area, and Tianzishan Scenic Area, was included in the “World Natural Heritage List” by UNESCO. People who come here are overwhelmed by its peculiar peaks and forests and magnificent karst landscapes as if they are in a fairyland of fairy mountains. Here is also the filming location of the movie “Avatar.” This article shows you all the Zhangjiajie tourist attractions you should not miss.

Must-see Zhangjiajie tourist attractions

Zhangjiajie tourist attractions are divided into three parts: the core scenic area of Wulingyuan, Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area, and the Grand Canyon Scenic Area.

. The Core Scenic Area of Wulingyuan

The core scenic area of Wulingyuan consists of Zhangjiajie Forest Park, Tianzishan Nature Reserve, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, and Yangjiajie Nature Reserve.

Bailong Sky Elevator

The magnificent Bailong Sky Elevator has a vertical height difference of 335 meters and a running height of 326 meters. The elevator adopts three double-layer fully exposed sightseeing side-by-side and split operation. It was included in the Guinness Book of World Records with the honor of “The Highest Outdoor Elevator,” which is a perfect combination of natural beauty and manufactured wonders.


You can take the Bailong Ladder to the ‘Greatest Bridge in the World’ and ‘Ecstasy Platform’ in Yuanjiajie. The ‘Greatest Bridge in the World’ refers to a ‘bridge’ formed naturally between two mountain peaks, not an artificial bridge. ‘Ecstasy Platform’ will take you to the prototype of  Mount Hallelujah in the ‘Floating Planet’ of the movie Avatar. It used to be an ocean here, and the movement of the earth’s crust formed the current landform. You can imagine how magnificent the underwater world was here.

Jinbian Xi (Golden Whip Stream)

The Jinbian Xi is named after it flows through the Jinbian Rock. It is 5,700 meters in length, and the stream runs between cliffs and strange peaks. The valley has lush vegetation, and the water is apparent in all seasons. It is known as the “Landscape Gallery.”

. Tianmen Mountain Scenic Area

Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie, named after the natural wonder Tianmen Cave. The Tianmen Cave runs across from the north to the south. The gate is 131.5 meters high, 57 meters wide, and 60 meters deep. It is like a gateway to the sky. The top of the mountain is relatively flat, with a complete virgin forest preserved, with many extremely precious and unique plant species, a forest coverage rate of 90%. People hailed it as the world’s most beautiful sky garden and heavenly wonderland.

Tianmen Mountain Ropeway and Avenue to the Sky

Tianmenshan ropeway is 7,455 meters in oblique length and 1,279 meters in horizontal height difference between upper and lower stations. It is the longest single-line circular ropeway in the world.

Tianmen Cave is the gateway to the sky in people’s hearts, and the winding mountain road leading to Tianmen Cave is also called “Avenue to the Sky.” The “Avenue to the Sly” has reached the foot of Tianmen Cave, with a total length of 10.77 kilometers and 99 bends. In such a short distance, its altitude has risen sharply from 200 meters to 1,300 meters. There are thousands of cliffs on both sides of the avenue, and the valley is deep. Many bends turn 180 degrees sharply, which can be called “the world’s first highway wonder.”

. Grand Canyon Scenic Area

Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge

The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon combines mountains, waterfalls, caves, and lakes and is known as the “Museum of Zhangjiajie Landform”! The plank road in the canyon stretches for several miles, and there are many waterfalls and springs along the way. The stream is filled with mist all year round, like a paradise. The world’s tallest and longest glass bridge-Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge is here, and you can also enjoy the thrills of extreme bungee jumping.

. Fenghuang Ancient Town

Phoenix Ancient Town

The Phoenix Ancient Town, built-in 1556, has a population of about 82,000 and is composed of 28 ethnic groups, including Miao, Han, and Tujia. It is a typical area inhabited by ethnic minorities. New Zealand writer Louis Alley once praised it as the most beautiful town in China.

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