Zhangjiajie, Hunan (湖南张家界)
Zhangjiajie in Hunan
Zhangjiajie, located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, is about 265 kilometers to Changsha, the provincial capital. Most scenic spots in the area are situated in the northern part of the city, including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Tianmen Mountain, Huanglong Cave, Baofeng Lake, and Suoxi Valley. They are known for their beautiful forests, odd-shaped rocks, exquisite canyons, limestone caves, and jaw-dropping panoramic views. The hills present different views to visitors with the changing of the seasons. In October, colorful leaves, sheer cliffs and secluded valleys wow visitors.
Best time to visit: April to October
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: 245 yuan
Wulingyuan: 245 yuan
Tianmen Mountain: 260 yuan
Getting there: travel bus from Zhangjiajie to all the scenic spots.