Friday, May 10, 2013

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Yuanjiajie Scenic Area

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan - Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. Unique in their shapes and covered with pine trees, these rocks resemble a vivid Chinese painting. The area is reachable from the Tianzishan Scenic Area (Emperor Mountain) by bus in 40 minutes. Added to this scene is an array of amazing lesser peaks and grotesque rocks, each standing in the valley and possesses its own peculiar shape.
There are only two ways that lead to the Yuanjiajie Scenic Area: One is from the Golden Whip Stream via Luanchuanpo to the Back Garden; the other is the Bailong Elevator. By this super elevator, tourists can ascend to the top of a peak to get a commanding view of its famous scene - Shenbingjuhui (lit. God's Force Rally), the scene is also nicknamed the Fields and Gardens of the Heaven for its beautiful trees, ethnic houses and paddy fields on the high mountains.
The foremost attractions in this area include: Back Garden, breathtaking Mihun Stage and the First Bridge under the Sun. Yuanjiajie lies between Huangshi Village (yellow stone stronghold) and Tianzi Mountain (Emperor Mountain). From Zhangjiajie National Forest Park there are approaches to the Yuanjiajie.
The northern part of Yuanjiajie Scenic Area is the essential tourist route. 

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