Zhangjiajie things to do

Zhangjiajie, a masterpiece dedicated by the Mother Nature, is no wonder one of the most popular tourism destinations in China. It is famous for its marvelous pillar-like rocks like Avatar Mountains in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.

Breathtaking sceneries of numerous shapeless pillars rising to the sky, gorgeous karst caves hiding and countless streams meandering around, Zhangjiajie owns the most fascinating picture of mountain landscapes and was included by UNESCO in the World Natural Heritage list in 1992. 


「Explore Avatar Hallelujah Mountain in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park」

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the most famous part among the main attractions in Zhangjiajie. Mainly consists of Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve, Yangjiajie Scenic Area, Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, Golden Whip Stream and Huangshi Village.

You must know the famous movie “AVATAR”, you may remember the incredible “floating mountains” called “Hallelujah Mountain”, actually, the movie was inspired by a quartz-sandstone pillar in Yuanjiajie. The Forest Park delicately combines all the wonderful features of strange-shaped peaks, secluded valleys and dense forests, which will give you a wonderful experience. The isolated pillar peacefully standing among the cloud and mist, as if wondering in a fairyland.

Look at our Zhangjiajie National Forest Park tour and visit the famous "AVATAR" wonderland:

Zhangjiajie Private Day Tour: National Forest Park


「Discover original beauty in Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve」

Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve is well-known for the perfect mixture of cloud and mist which could make you feel like in heaven, and the scenery will be more beautiful after rain. You can enjoy a grand view of sea of clouds around West Sea Stone Forests by cableway. Various stunning and steep peaks are the highlights of the scenic spot as well.

There are four wonders of Tianzi Mountain: cloud sea, sunrise, winter snow and peak forest. In different seasons, the landscape in Tianzi Mountain varies, and it will be great to capture the gorgeous panoramic view of the misty Tianzi Mountain.

Look at our National Forest Park In-depth Tour and enjoy the amazing view of Tianzi Mountain:

Zhangjiajie 3-Day Tour: National Forest Park In-depth


「Sky walking on Tianmen Mountain」

Tianmen Mountain is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie, The name of the mountain comes from the natural karst Tianmen Cave on the top, like a gate leading to heaven. It is the soul of the entire Wulingyuan Scenic Area, the most famous Tianmen Cave, well-kept original forests and the world’s longest cableway on the mountain, combine a spectacular fairyland for both natural sceneries and adventures. Besides the grand cave, you will have a chance to experience the longest cable way in the world within 30 minutes and enjoy the full view of the mountain in the cable car.


「Take a challenge on the Glass Bridge of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon」

One of the must-see places in Zhangjiajie is the Grand Canyon. The canyon is lush with forest and the fresh air will make you feel like in a natural oxygen bar. Most travelers coming to Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon is for the second longest and highest glass bridge in the world over the canyon. The bridge is located in the Grand Canyon, with a length of 430 meters (1,410 feet) and a height of 300 meters (985 feet). The bridge hangs over the valley and you can have an unforgettable experience to walk on it and enjoy the natural landscape in such a transparent high place. A walk through the glass bridge can be compared to a skywalk - you have a feeling there is nothing under your feet and it seems you are flying above the ground.

Look at our Zhangjiajie Panoramic Tour with Glass Bridge and Grand Canyon Visit:

Zhangjiajie 4-Day Panoramic Tour


「Enjoy fantastic view of Yellow Dragon Cave」

Yellow Dragon Cave is located between Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Being one of the largest karst caves in China, Yellow Dragon Cave offers all kinds of characteristics for what you expect for a typical karst cave. From the hidden caves inside Yellow Dragon Cave, clear underground rivers, varieties of stalactites and steles, you may definitely enjoy a fantastic view in this magical stone world. Highly recommend to take a boat along the river to explore the beauty of this mysterious cave. The cave consists of a large number of naturally-formed stone chambers, subterranean pools, lakes and falls, all illuminated in fancy colors. Along the way, you won’t miss Dragon Palace, Xiangshui River, Tianxian Waterfall, Sky Column Street, Labyrinth.


「Visiting Fenghuang Ancient Town」

Fenghuang Ancient Town, located about 230 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie, is one of the most famous and beautiful ancient towns in China. The town was built in the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) with red sandstone walls and the streets were paved with flagstones. Taking a walk along the ancient stone-paved road to experience the long history and colorful culture inside Fenghuang Ancient Town will be an unforgettable memory of your Zhangjiajie trip. Tuojiang River flows through the town and there is a narrow wooden bridge across the river under the North Gate. Boating on the river to view the stilted buildings on both sides is also very enjoyable.

Look at our Zhangjiajie 5-Day tour with Fenghuang Ancient Town:

Zhangjiajie & Fenghuang 5-Day Classic Tour


「Hiking along the Tranquil Golden Whip Stream」

Located in the east of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Golden Whip Stream is a 7.5-kilometer-long stream flowing between steep grotesque peaks and luxuriant trees. It is called the most poetic stream in the world with many scenic spots scattered along the stream. Hiking along the Golden Whip Stream, you will appreciate the different beauty of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The whole length lasts for 2.5-3 hours. Along the road, you’ll have chance to play with the naughty wild monkeys, listen to birds singing and enjoy the legendary stories.