Zhangjiajie National Forest Park:There are 4 entrances of this park: the entrance of Zhangjiajie national forest park; the entrance of Wulingyuan; Tianzi Mountain entrance and Yangjiajie entrance.
The Entrance of Wulingyuan: Most people will choose to enter the park from Wulingyuan, so this place will be very crowded, you even have to wait for 1 hour to take the tourism bus to the center of the park, you'd better give up this entrance if you do not like noise and want to save your time; you can visit Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Ten Miles Gallery when you enter the park from Wulingyuan entrance;
The Entrance of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: This entrance is also crowded, but much better than Wulingyuan, you do not have to stand in a long line to take the tourism bus for all scenic spots here are very near from the entrance, only 5 minutes to Yellow Stone Village, 3 minutes to Golden Whip Stream and 2 minutes to Yaozhai Village on foot. Yaozi Village is a place you can not miss if you like hiking, there is no cablecar and elevator, also no big Chinese groups, the only way you can go up is by hiking, the scenery on the top of mountain is amazing, just enjoy it peacefully.Golden Whip Stream is also a good place, the air is fresh, it is well known for the crystal water and beautiful scenery, really a nice valley.
Tianzi Mountain Entrance: this is the smallest entrance in the 4 entrances, located in Tianzi Town, almost noboday knows this place, of course it is very quiet, no queue, what's more, there are buses you can take to Tianzi Mountain, so you do not have to spend money to buy the cablecar ticket up to mountain, there are a lot of public buses from Zhangjiajie city to Tianzi Mountain entrance, about 1.5 hours.you can visit Yangjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Yuanjiajie .
Yangjiajie Entrance: this is a new entrance, Yangjiajie cablecar just opened to pubic last year, it is also common to see the long queues to ride the cablecar for the Tianzi Cablecar is under repaired. You can visit Yangjiajie, Tianzi Mountain, Yuanjiajie to enter the park from here.
Cablecars and Elevators: It will destroy your whole trip if you do not choose the right ones, Tianzi Cablecar is under repaired, so most people choose to take the Bailong elevator up to the mountain, 3 or 5 hours waiting in a long endless queue will make you crazy, there is only 1 out of 3 is working, my recommendation is that you can visit some places such as Golden Whip Stream in the morning and take Bailong Elevator up Yuanjiajie in the afternoon.
Yellow Stone cablecar: you have to wait for 30 minutes to take the cablecar in the peak season and there are no long lines at most time.
Why do most people go to Yuanjiajie? you must know the movie AVATAR, Yuanjiajie is the shoot place for this movie, a lot of people come to Zhangjiajie just to see the Hallelujah Mountain, but you will see the same scenery in Yellow Stone Village, Yuanjiajie and Yaozi Village, only the angle is different.
Hotel location: There are 3 places you can stay when you are visiting in Zhangjiajie: Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie city and Zhangjiajie National forest park village. The location of your stay is very important, the best choice is to stay in Wulingyuan, this down town is near to all scenic spots, such as national park, Baofeng Lake, Yellow Dragon Cave, Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and so on; Zhangjiajie city is also convince to all scenic spots, 40 minutes to the park and 50 minutes to Baofeng lake, Yellow Dragon Cave and so on. do not choose to stay in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Village, which is small and only near to the entrance of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.
120--150RMB from Zhangjiajie city to Zhangjiajie national forest park by taxi;
150-180RMB from Zhangjiajie city to Wulingyuan by taxi;
20 RMB from Zhangjiajie airport to Zhangjiajie city by taxi;
11 RMB from Zhangjiajie to Wulingyuan by bus( from 7：00am to 6：00pm)
10RMB from Zhangjiajie to national forest park village by bus( from 7：00am to 6：00pm)