Zhangjiajie national forest Park

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Hunan, China

Zhangjiajie national forest Park Reviews

67win 67win
4 reviews
Unique Rocks Nov 17, 2011
This is where part of the 'Avatar' movie shoot. A unique and unspoil mountain landscape but over-crowded with tourist.

Is a good place for those who love photograhy because there's a lot of good location for a nice shot.
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Froolik Froolik
1 reviews
Great scenic area Mar 08, 2008
After traveling for 2 weeks from Beijing downwards we (me and my friend from China) ended up at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Also known as Wulingyan Scenic and Historic Interest Area (got that from a website while searching for the right way to write the name of the park).

I read a bit about it in my Rough Guide (still like Lonely Planet better, but it was out of stock when I decided to go to China) and it sounded like a nice scenery.

At the village at the foot of the park you can get LOTS of accomodation. At the public bus station you'll be overwelmed by runners trying to guide you to a hotel for commission. Can't tell what hotel is good or not as I've been to just one. It seemed like they have hot water at certain times. Might be good to inform about it at the place you wanna stay. Also heard prices of hotels will double in weekends....

The park itself had quite an expensive entrance fee, about ¥250 for a 2-day ticket. After that 2nd day you can stay in the park as long as u want. Entrance tickets are scanned by fingerprint!!!!

Jeezzz....I'm writing too much even before getting in to the park.... :)

The entrance can be crowded. Same goes for the paths leading up to some parts, like the Bewitching Terrace and Immortal's Bridge. All paths are paved stairs, so mostly it's a long but easy climb. But there are also paths that are hardly visited.

Staying overnight in the park after the 2nd day is the best thing u can do. There are some people living there who are willing to rent their places to non-organized travelers. They're mostly much cheaper then the (group)hotels in the mountains.
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