Zhangjiajie is located in the northwest of Hunan province. The city is a famous scenic spots in Hunan. This place is notable for its quartz and sandstone geomorphologic structure which is rare on earth. Thanks to the government’s proactive policy on tourist infrastructure construction and the natural wonder in Zhangjiajie, the tourist industry here has boosted in recent years. The scenic spots become more suitable for tourist nowadays. There are many natural sites listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxiyu Nature Reseve, Tianzi Mountain, Diaojiaolou, Huanglong Cave, Huangshi village, Huangshi Fort, Jinbian Rivulet and Baofeng Lake, etc. are all nice place to go for sightseeing.
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Zhangjiajie Tour Type
Zhangjiajie tour arranged by Chinatravelkey includes Zhangjiajie Tour only includes private tour, which covers Zhangjiajie Package tour, Zhangjiajie Fenghuang tour , as well as Zhangjiajie Changsha Fenghuang tour. Zhangjiajie tour duration from 4 days to 7 days.
Zhangjiajie Tour Routes Arranged by Chinatravelkey Team
Zhangjiajie Package Tour
ZJJ-1. Zhangjiajie 3 Days Tour
ZJJ-2. Zhangjiajie 4 Days Tour
ZJJ-3. Zhangjiajie Fenghuang 5 Days Tour
ZJJ-4. Changsha Zhangjiajie Fenghuang 7 Days Tour
Zhangjiajie Transfer Service
ZJJ-5. Zhangjiajie Train Station Transfer
ZJJ-6. Zhangjiajie Airport Transfer
Best Season of Zhangjiajie Tour
Zhangjiajie has a humid subtropical and monsoonal climate. With plenty of sunshine the rainfall is fairly well distributed throughout the whole year, too. Climate here is really pleasant. It has long frost-free period and short cold period with distinct four seasons. Winter is not so cold and summer is not hot as well. The best time to visit Zhangjiajie is from April to October, when the natural scenery is fabulous and wonderful.
Time Zone: East 8 time zone
Clothes and other Staffs to Pack
Spring is warm, long sleeves and jacket or jeans are suitable for daytime. It is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie. Summer is cool, wear anything in summer will be fine, but it may be little cool when the sun set down or in the forest, mountain region, a light overcoat is suggested to take when it is necessary. Hats and sunglasses could be worn depend on the weather. Autumn is usually cool in Zhangjiajie, it will be cold in mountain region, and suggestion is bring an overcoat and long sleeve for this season. Winter is always windy. Take more cloth to keep warm. Sweater and jacket could be worn during the season.
Accommodation of Zhangjiajie Tour
There are many nice accommodations in Zhangjiajie. They could be found easily in the city or the tourist region, and will definitely cater to the needs of different kinds of travelers. If you want to book some cheap hotels, there also have some budget ones for chosen. All the hotels include some budget hotels are completely facilitated and with elegant designation, even you are stay in a small hotel the services will also be great. It is recommended that visitors make reservation in advance in the tourist season.
Zhangjiajie Traffic: Ways to get in Zhangjiajie:
--Zhangjiajie Hehua Airport is located in Hehua village, Yongding District. The airport is expected to hold nineteen parking stands and can cater to the needs of 2500000 passengers per year. There has flights depart to more than fifty domestic cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Xi’an, Shenyang, Tianjin, Nanjing and Changsha. There are shuttle buses go between the airport and the city. Travelers could enjoy convenient transportation after landed on this airport.
--Two railway stations in the Zhangjiajie are available for transportation, but the smaller one in Cili County is used for local traffic. The bigger one—Zhangjiajie Railway Station is located in Yongding District, there have trains go to many cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, etc.
Internal Transport: There are many buses run around Zhangjiajie city, they can take you to some scenic spots around the city. Take bus is the most economic way for travel and it is convenient, too. Taxies in Zhangjiajie city is not expensive, they are faster and more privacy for travelers. If you are hurry in time, taxi would be a good choice for your journey.
Zhangjiajie Tour Tips
Time: Better avoid the period from May 1 to May 7 and October 1 to October 7 because there is long national vacation in China, it will be so crowd in Zhangjiajie and also all around the nation, so pick a good time outside that.
Food: Food in Zhangjiajie is belonging to Hunan Cuisine. It is one of the famous eight Cuisines in China. Food flavor here is usually hot and spicy, and sometimes they use liquor as an ingredient. There are many minority specialties in Zhangjiajie, Tujia dishes are especially standout. Tujia smoked dishes are famous here. special local dishes are bean curd with odor, spring rolls, pork leg braised in soy sauce, hot and spicy chicken, slice beef, salted meat of the Tujia Minority groups, braised chicken with gyrophora, salted fish from Tony Zu, duck from the River Zhi, Linwu duck, and Hunan Yellow Chicken, etc. Famous Tujia dishes including smoked pork, salted lamb, salted beef, salted pig legs, pickled pepper, cured meat, cured corn power, and pickled ginger; wild herbs and land rice dishes are also delicious.
--Recommend restaurants are:
HongGe Restaurant (Chongwen Road in Zhangjiajie city)
Philander Sister Restaurant (Chongwen Road in Zhangjiajie City)
Red Lotus Tujia Special Flavor Restaurant (No.740, Tianmen Road)
Yuanyuan Special Restaurant (No.871, Tianmen Road)
Qiannian Waguan Soup Restaurant (Daqiao Bei Road, Yongding District)
Wulingyuan Hotel Restaurant (No.192 Wuling Avenue, Wulingyuan District)
Water: Tap water in the hotel could not be drink directly.
·What to buy?
As a beautiful tourist city, Zhangjiajie boasts many special local products which could be purchased as souvenir. Because there are three ethnic minority groups in Zhangjiajie , many beautiful handicrafts are produced here. The best one undoubtedly is the Tujia Stickup Picture. The artists use the root, branch, and bark from a tree, plus stone and grass to create landscape or character pictures. Tujia Brocade, Guiwen Stone Carving, Gooseberry fruit, Qingyan tea, Mingcui tea, Lognxia tea and Zhangjiajie Batik are all worth to buy.
·Where to buy?
Travelers can buy those local specialties in some tourist region and also in the city area. There are many shopping place in Zhangjiajie city. Here is some one to recommend:
Guanhe Shopping Center (Jinhua Yuan, Lingyuann Road, Yongding District)
Meini Shopping Center (across from the Oriental Pearl, Jiefang Road)
Hualian Supermarket (Huilong Road)
Department Store (Jiefang Road)
Meini Supermarket (across from the Department Store)
Festivals and Customs: There are many different minority groups in Zhangjiajie hence there are some different festivals about Miao, Tujia and Bai minority here.
·The Torch Festival is held on July 25th every year. It is the biggest events for Bai minority groups, to celebrate the eradication of pests and protection of crops. In the evening of that day, every residence must ignite torches and then get together, forming a fire. People leap back and forth from the fire to pray for a good reap of the crop.
·Sheba Festival is a Tujia festival which held in the third to fifteenth day of the first month, the 3rd day of the third month, and the 6th day of the sixth month of the lunar calendar. It is an age-old celebrated festival of Tujia minority group. Gannian Festival is the most ceremonious festival and it is usually held in 28th or 29th of the twelfth month of the lunar calendar. It is to celebrate the coming Chinese New Year.
·Miao Folk Song Festival is a Miao festival and Antiphonal Singing Festival. The former festival is celebrated on the 6th day of the sixth month of the lunar calendar in the memory of their folk heroes. And the latter festival is celebrated on the 3rd day of the third month of the lunar calendar.
Recreation in Zhangjiajie
Except go sightseeing, there are some local featured programs and shows could be enjoyed by the travelers. There are some night shows in Wulingyuan Scenic Area or Xiangxi Theater. Travelers can enjoy folk sing and dance shows there. Visit night market is also a good way to spend your night life. At night, the streets of Zhangjiajie are full of vendors selling barbecue and local snacks; you can not only eating and shopping at night. Bars and nightclubs are popular among young people.
--Here are some nice places to recommend:
Zhangjiajie Tujia Folk Village
Zhangjiajie Yi Mi Yang Guang Bar (Dayong Town, Jiefang Road, Yongding District)
Zhangjiajie Jinseshidai Bar
Zhangjiajie Qiye (Yongding District)
Half Past Eight Making-Friends Bar (No.1 Beizheng Street, Yongding District)
Shui Mo Fang Tea Bar (No.3 Renmin Road)
Hong Taiyang Teahouse (No.27 Beizheng Street)
Must-see Attractions of Zhangjiajie Tour
Wulingyuan Scenic Area: The Scenic Area is located in the north of Zhangjiajie city. It is a charming tourist attraction and one of the forty famous scenic spots in China. Wulingyuan Scenic Area boasts many natural beauty including mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls. Over five hundred scenic spots could be found here.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: It is the first state level forest park in China. Over ninety-seven percent of this Park is covered with varieties of trees and other valuable plants. The park is a real treasure house. The views in this area include the Golden Whip Stream, Huangshi Fort and Yuanjiajie. The Golden Whip Stream is a poetic stream, with crystal clear water running quietly between strangely-shaped peaks. The Huangshi Fort and Yuanjiajie are both classic spots that can not be missed in the park.
Huangshi Village: There is a saying goes “You can not claim that you have come to Zhangjiajie if you didn’t visit Huangshi Village”. Huangshi Village is about 800 meters above the ground and 1100 meters above sea level. The village is characterized by the overhanging cliffs, high staking platforms, jagged rocks and elegant apexes. And it is reputed as “the enlarged potted landscape and miniature fairyland”. There are many fantastic scenes could be seen on your way to the summit, including Six Wonders Pavilion, Star Gathering Stage, Five Fingers Peaks, Front Garden, Echo Wall, Heicongnao, Remaining Piers of the Heavenly Bridge, Clouds Drifting Cave, Golden Turtle in the Clouds Sea, etc.
Tianzi Mountain: Taizhi Mountain is located in the northeast of Wulingyuan Scenic Area. It is regarded as the top site to see sandstone peaks in high density. The landscape here varies in different seasons and also in one day, which makes Tianzi Mountain a very interesting destination. There are four highlights for the breathtaking sceneries: peak forest, cloud sea, sunrise and winter snow. Tianzi Mountain provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. It is known as “the Monarch of the Peak Forest”. The best months to explore this mountain are April, May, September and October.
Baofeng Lake: Baofeng Lake is surrounded by continuous mountains; it is located in the Suoxiyu Scenic Area in Suoxiyu Town. The place is originally called Shijiayu Reservoir and Baofeng Lake was named after Baofeng Mountain. Reputed as the abode of fairy mother goddess on earth, the Baofeng Lake is a rare high gorges lake and shaped by surrounding mountains into a narrow strip. Lying in mountains, the Baofeng Lake is filled by streams without pollution. The lake has a fascinating landscape with surrounding mountains and a mid-lake island. There are over twenty scenic spots spread around this Lake, including Baofeng Waterfall, One Line Gorge, and plank road built along cliffs in clouds, Hawk Nest Village, and Nanhai.
Fenghuang Old Town: Fenghuang in Chinese means the phoenix, which is the mythical bird, symbolizes longevity. The city gets its name from an old legend. Fenghuang Old Town is regarded as one of the two most beautiful towns in China. This ancient town has a history of 1,300 years and it has a number of old gardens as well as distinctive residential buildings, elegant bridges and mysterious towers and pagodas. In Feng Huang Cheng, tourists can also have a glimpse of the Great Wall. This section of the Great Wall was built in the Ming Dynasty.