Photo taken on Sept. 16, 2007 shows the Imperial Writing Brush Peaks (Yubi Feng) in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park of central China's Hunan province. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com]
Located in northwestern Hunan province, central China, the famous tourist city Zhangjiajie is home to China's first forest park - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
The forest park was approved as a national park in 1982. Ten years later it was included on the UNESCO's World Heritage List for its unique "peak forests of quartz sandstone". And then, in 2004, it was branded as one of the world's geological parks.
Home to 23 species of rare animals and over 3,000 species of plants, the park can be seen as a giant botanic showcase and an oxygen bar.
Besides abundant natural resources, the park is also famous for its beautiful and unique scenery.
There are many famous scenic spots in Zhangjiajie, including the Baofeng Lake, the Huanglong Cave (Asia's largest cave), and many beautiful waterfalls and brooks. But the most attractive scene is the mysterious groups of mountains covered with dense, primeval forests.
There are 243 lofty pillar-peaks, with each over 1,000 meters high, often laced in mist and clouds. Standing together, the peaks look like soldiers in an enormous battle array.
It takes 35 minutes by car to get to the park from Zhangjiajie Railway Station, and 30 minutes from Dayong Hehua Airport.