Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie

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Marvel at the towering rock formations of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, part of an extensive World Heritage Site and one of the nation's most iconic attractions. More than 3,000 quartz-and-sandstone pillars point skyward throughout the park, resembling a forest of rocks--more than 1,000 stand more than 198 m (650 ft) high. Explore the park's huge network of trails through the dense temperate forest, home to numerous wild macaques. You'll find the park also boasts lakes, caves, and a cable car that can take you up to the area's highest point. Don't miss the Southern Sky Column, one of the park's tallest and most popular pillars, which reaches a height of 1,080 m (3,540 ft). Plan to visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Zhangjiajie attractions using our Zhangjiajie road trip website.
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  • We took bullet train from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie ( only takes 50 minuets), the first destination we visited is Zhangjiajie National Park, this park is really really huge, our guide told us that... 
    We took bullet train from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie ( only takes 50 minuets), the first destination we visited is Zhangjiajie National Park, this park is really really huge, our guide told us that...  more »
  • Absolute highlight of our trip to China. Although it's all part of the same park, the different regions of the park look different from each other in terms of the landscaping. As others have noted... 
    Absolute highlight of our trip to China. Although it's all part of the same park, the different regions of the park look different from each other in terms of the landscaping. As others have noted...  more »
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  • Awesome Experience Loved every inch and step. Eye sore beauty abound Unbelievable green spire peak formation
  • In 1982, the park was recognized as China's first national forest park with an area of 4,810 ha (11,900 acres).Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is part of a much larger 397.5 km2 (153.5 sq mi) Wulingyuan Scenic Area. In 1992, Wulingyuan was officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was then approved by the Ministry of Land and Resources as Zhangjiajie Sandstone Peak Forest National Geopark (3,600 km2 (1,400 sq mi)) in 2001. In 2004, Zhangjiajie geopark was listed as a UNESCO global geopark. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park. Although resembling karst terrain, this area is not underlain by limestones and is not the product of chemical dissolution, which is characteristic of limestone karst

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