The top attractions in Zhangjiajie include the famous Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,Tianmen Mountain,Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon,Baofeng Lake,Yellow Dragon Cave,Laodao Bay and Fox Fairy Show.
NO.1 Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
With an area of 130 square km, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located 32 kilometers (19 miles) from Zhangjiajie city, Hunan Province,China. As the first state-level forest park in China, it has been described differently, such as, majestic, eccentric, tranquil, delicate and wild.
One of the park's quartz-sandstone pillars, the 3,544-foot Southern Sky Column, had been officially renamed "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain" in honor of the eponymous film in January 2010. The film's director and production designers said that they drew inspiration for the floating rocks from mountains from around the world, including those in the Hunan province,China.
The Park is known for its exquisite forests, odd-shaped peaks and rocks, the beautiful canyons, the limestone caves, and the breath-taking panoramic views. It consists of several main tourist routes: Huangshi Village, Golden Whip Stream, Yuanjiajie, Tianzi mountain,Yaozi Village, Golden Whip Stream and so on.
NO.2 Tianmen Mountain
Tianmen Mountain, located 8km away from Zhangjiajie City, is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie. The world marvelous scene called Tianmen Cave, means a door to the heaven in Chinese, makes this mountain famous. The comparative plat mountain top, the well-preserved original forest, the rare plants and species, the natural bonsai in everywhere form into a splendid picture. People entitle this mountain as the most beautiful flower garden in the sky and the fairy land in the boundary of heaven.
For a long time, Mount Tianmen not only attracted attention because of its miraculous and unique geographic landform and unparalleled natural landscape, but it also became well-known for its profound cultural connotations and famous colorful humanistic site.
NO. 4 Baofeng Lake
The Baofeng Lake Scenic Area is part of the larger Wulingyuan Scenic Area, one of the world's natural heritages. It is situated at the back of Mount Baofeng, with an area of 274 hectares. The area comprises Baofeng Lake and Yingwo Stockaded Village. The natural beauty of the lake and the mountain complement the human culture and landscape.
Baofeng Lake features beautiful natural scenery. It is located in the mountains, where there is abundant water and fresh air. Green trees and stone peaks of various shapes surround the lake. There are also marvelous running waterfalls pouring out like troops from heaven descending to the world. Yixiantian Valley, less than an average of four meters wide, is another wonderful scenic spot. Only a line of the sky can be seen from the bottom of the valley, which resembles a seemingly long and thin silk thread. The length, narrowness, and depth here are rare for national scenic spots.
NO.5 Yellow Dragon Cave
The Yellow Dragon Cave is one of the earliest caves open for tourism and it is known as the wonder of the world’s caves.Yellow Dragon Cave is a typical Karst cave, consisting of an area of irregular limestone in which erosion has produced fissures, underground streams, and caverns. So far, the discovered cave area is about 15 kilometers long and 140 meters high, and covers 48 hectares. The Cavern can be divided into two parts. One is the dry cave and the other is the water cave. In the Yellow Dragon Cavern are caves inside caves, and one cave may lead to many others. Sometimes there are also underground caves. Stalactites, stalagmites, stone blossoms, stone curtains, stone branches, stone canals, stone pearls, and stone macrospores can be seen in various places in the cavern, constituting a fantastic yet natural scene.
NO.6 Laodao Bay
Laodao Bay, located in the south of Zhangjiajie City, belongs to Guanliping office area. It is 7 kilometers away from the city center, and the total area is more than 9000 mu.
This Mountain includes Tianmen Cave,Longest carble car in the world,Glass walk, Tianmen Temple,Tongtian Avenue,etc.
NO.3 Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon
Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, combining mountain, water and hole, is the landform museum of Zhangjiajie.The main attractions: One-Line-Sky, Family Portrait, The millennial Ancient Rattan, Chuangwang Pavilion, the Southern Red Flag Canal, Zhuaxian Spring, Rotten Ship Rock, The Bandit Hole and so on. What's more, the world's highest see-through skywalk bridge has been completed and open to public in Oct,2016. This is the thing you can not miss when you are visiting Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon.
Laodao Bay is divided into three scenic areas:
The eastern line is similar to Guigu gorge of Jiuzhai Valley. At present, it has developed eighteen Pond Scenic Spots, and these ponds have different depth. The low one is more than 1 meters and the deep one is about 4 meters. They are in every size and every shape. Some of them look like the crescent, some ponds look like kidney of pig, and some others are irregular.
Laodao Bay in Zhangjiajie
The middle line is the millennial ancient road which has been flourishing in the history. There are thirty-six Jiao, Xuelin Hillock, Yirenmo, Yanzhafan ancient ruins, Rock Bridge and other scenic spots.
The west line is Snowflake Creek, now renamed The Fairy Canyon. It is 800 meters long, and the narrowest point is only 1 meter. It is nearly 200 meters high. Because of long scour of the water, the hardness strata became different, which formed a narrow bottom and a wide top. This place is dark without light, and its shape looks like karst cave. The spring water flows down the mountain and forms a stair waterfall.
NO.7 Fox Fairy Show
Tianmen Fox Fairy is known as the world’s first real-scene musical drama with the high mountains and deep valleys as the stage background.
Originated from a traditional Chinese myth and folk tale “Love Between Man and Fox”, the drama integrates the elements of folk music and modern art. Every night it will be on show at the Grand Valley of Mt. Tianmen Mountain. Here you can listen to sweet singings, admire charming dances, and experience the mystery and beauty of the show.
Every night except harsh winter months it will be on show at the Grand Valley of Tianmen Mountain. Here you can listen to sweet singings, admire colorful lighting scene, and experience the strong folk custom of Tujia and Miao minorities. Since this open-air drama is only performed at night, when the weather gets cold you had better bring a coat to enjoy it.