Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie

 

Listed as World Natural Heritage in 1992, Wulingyuan Scenic Area is settled in the north of Zhangjiajie City, China. Boasting natural beauty where mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls exist in total harmony, Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of four parts ranging from Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and Yangjiajie Scenic Area.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

The varieties of tree and other valuable plants covered over ninety-seven percent of the park make Zhangjiajie National Forest Park a real treasure house. Changing colour five times a day, Long Xia Flower or Lobster Flower is a flower that could find only at this park. Travel to the park, you will find the jaw-dropping scene of pillar-like formations pulling out from earth.

Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve

Surrounded by Suoxi Valley on the east, Zhangjiajie on the south, Sangzhi County on the north, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve offers a scene of astonishing peaks and rocks amongst clouds and fogs. Lying at a high elevation makes this reserve physically challenging. The reserve is famous for four spectacular phenomenons consisting of cloud and mist, the night with shining moon, the winter snow and the morning and evening rosy clouds. Apart from scenic sites, the Yellow Dragon Spring, Teaboard Tower and Lao Wu Chang are developed for visitors.

Suoxi Valley

Located in the centre of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Suoxi Valley is the largest amongst the four areas of the park. This valley includes around 200 attraction spots ranging from Ten-mile Gallery or Gan Xi Gou where dramatic views formed by its peaks to the West Sea, the amazing sea of stone forests and Bao Feng Lake.

Yangjiajie Nature Reserve

Settle in the northwestern of Zhangjiajie, near the north of Tianzi Mountain, Yangjiajie Nature Reserve is a newly found nature reserve. Its offers range from Wusehua or five-colour flowers, King of Vine in Old Vine Bay, Shuyaoshi or three trees grown on cliff and more. Aside from the spellbinding nature, the nature reserve also houses Yangjiajie-Oolong Village.

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