Located in central China’s Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie is one of the most popular tourist cities in China. After some scenes of the movie Avatar had been shot in Zhangjiajie, it became even more famous around the world. Zhangjiajie is especially renowned for Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO in 1992, and composed of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (including Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Jinbian Brook Scenic Area and Huangshi Village), Suoxi Valley Natural Reserve (including Ten-mile Gallery Scenic Area, Baofeng Lake Scenic Area and Yellow Dragon Cavern), Tianzi Mountain Natural Reserve and the newly found Yangjiajie Scenic Area. Other attractions in Zhangjiajie, like Tianmen Mountains and Zhangjiajie Great Canyon, are also fabulous that making it a hot destination in China.

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Things you cannot miss in Zhangjiajie

  • Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge: The longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world.

  • Hallelujah Mountain: Its scenery is so amazing that was adopted in the Hollywood blockbuster AVATAR.

  • Bailong Lift: Listed in the Guinness World Records for it is the fastest and highest outdoor elevator with maximum loading capacity.

  • Tianmen Mountain Cableway: The longest alpine passenger cableway with most advanced rescue system in the world.

  • Tianmen Glass Plank Road: The excitement on it almost can be comparable to the America’s Grand Canyon Skywalk.

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Main Attractions in Zhangjiajie

  • Yuanjiajie Scenic Area

    Yuanjiajie Scenic Area: Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, it becomes more popular as the Southern Sky Pillar in the scenic area inspired the floating mountains in the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. Here you can see Hallelujah Mountain, No.1 Bridge in the World, Bailong Lift, etc.

  • Tianzi Mountain

    Tianzi Mountain: As an important part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain makes up a ''golden triangle'' along with Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Suoxi Valley Natural Reserve. It is known for 4 natural spectacles- sea of clouds that circle the peaks, the amazing view of sunrise, the moonlit nights and snowcapped winter peaks.

  • Tianmen Mountains

    Tianmen Mountains: It is also known as Heaven Gate Mountains due to the unique natural miracle Tianmen Cave on the mountain, many Chinese believe that the Tianmen Mountain is the “Closest Earth Landmark to God”. The Tianmen Mountain Cableway, Heaven-linking Avenue, Tianmen Cave, Tianmen Glass Plank Road and Ghost-valley Plank Road are the main wonders.

  • Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

    Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon: With mountains, waters, caves and lakes, it is reputed as the “Museum of Zhangjiajie Landforms”. The Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge built in the area is set to be the longest and highest glass-bottomed bridge in the world and another must-see highlight in Zhangjiajie.

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Domestic Transportations to Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie has no bullet train station yet, but most big cities in China have bullet trains connecting Changsha, the capital city of the province Zhangjiajie is located in. For example, there are 16 shuttle bullet trains from Beijing to Changsha every day and it takes about 6 hours one way, more than 20 shuttle bullet trains from Shanghai to Changsha per day and it takes about 5 hours, very frequent bullet trains are available each day from Guangzhou to Changsha and it only needs about 2.5hours one way. Therefore, taking bullet train first to arrive in Changsha, and then taking normal train (about 5.5hours) or coach (about 4.5hours) to Zhangjiajie is recommended. Normal trains from big cities of China to Zhangjiajie are not recommended since they take too much time.

Taking flight to arrive in Zhangjiajie is highly recommended if you would like to save more time. Here are some domestic direct flights to Zhangjiajie at the moment for your reference:

Cities Flight Departure Time Arrival Time
Beijing-Zhangjiajie CZ6600 06:40 09:25
CA1359 19:10 21:55
Xian-Zhangjiajie JD5107 20:10 21:35
MU2431 21:30 22:55
Guilin-Zhangjiajie BK2760 17:45 19:30

Shanghai-Zhangjiajie

MU9343 18:00 20:30
FM9343 18:00 20:30
MU5375 19:25 21:55
MU9341 20:15 22:40
FM9341 20:15 22:40

Guangzhou-Zhangjiajie

CZ3227 11:40 13:15
CZ3381 23:00 00:35
Chengdu-Zhangjiajie CA4377 07:25 08:50
Chongqing-Zhangjiajie 3U8955 12:50 13:50

Zhangjiajie Tours

  • 3 Days Zhangjiajie Classic Tour

    Visit China’s first state- level one the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, especially the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, which becomes more popular as its Southern Sky Pillar inspired the floating mountains in the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. Also taking the tour to visit Tianmen Mountains, a destination attracts not only tourists but also adventurers who join in the activities such as Skywalk, Aerobatics, and Rock Climbing.

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  • 4 Days Zhangjiajie Tour with Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

    Enjoy both the beautiful natural scenery in Zhangjiajie such as Hallelujah Mountain, the First Bridge under Heaven, Tianmen Mountains, and the spectacular manmade attractions like Bailong Lift and Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge, which is respectively the No.1 of the kind in the world.

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  • 4 Days Zhangjiajie Impression Tour

    Zhangjiajie lies in northwest Hunan Province. It is divided into four regions: Zhangjiajie National Park, Suoxiyu Nature Reserve, Tianzishan Nature Reserve and Yangjiajie Scenic Area. The whole area is of a primitive limestone landscape, home to more than 500 species of trees and animals. UNESCO inscribed the Wulingyuan scenic area, Hunan Province on the World Heitage List in 1992......

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