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Wulingyuan Scenic Area

 Zhangjiajie Attractions

Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Introduction to Wulingyuan Scenic Area (武陵源风景区)

Wulingyuan Scenic Area is situated north of Zhangjiajie and is a popular Zhangjiajie tourist attraction. It's one of the 40 most famous scenic spots in China. The contractible fairyland was admitted to the 'World Heritage List' in 1992.

Wulingyuan is home to the ethnic minorities Tujia and Miao. The terraces and rows of houses along with the Blue Mountains and the flowing green streams make excellent scenery which will linger in your thoughts. Wulingyuan is one of the major scenic spots in Zhangjiajie along with: Zhangjiajie National Forest ParkZhangjiajie National Geopark, Suoxiyu, Tianzi mountain, and YangJiajie. Wulingyuan retains its own original ecosystem and there are rare sandstone peak forest landscape, over 3,000 peaks, 800 streams, Karst caves, waterfalls, and natural forests.

The forests cover over 90% of the scenic area with rare species of trees and inhabitation by rare species of birds and animals. There are also streams, brooks, springs, lakes and waterfalls. Zhangjiajie, in particular, is rich in forest resources, featuring both virgin and artificial secondary forests. It is home to some 3,000 species of high-grade plants of which 35 are rare species under state protection. There are also 116 types of animals living in Zhangjiajie.

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Location

Zhangjiajie City, Northern Hunan Province, China

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Main Sights

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie National Geopark, Suoxiyu, Tianzi mountain, and YangJiajie

   
Shanhaiguan Great Wall

Travel Information

Admission for Wulingyuan Scenic Area:

From March 1 to November 30: 248 Yuan (including entrance fee 180 Yuan and sightseeing bus ticket 65 Yuan + 3 Yuan for insurance)

From December 1 to the end of February: 136 Yuan (including the entrance fee 90 Yuan and sight-seeing bus ticket 46 Yuan)

Annual Ticket: 298 Yuan

Opening Hours: 6:30AM – 6:30PM

Facilities: two cableways, an elevator, and electronic cart; farm houses and small tourist shops

   
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Transportation 

1. You can take regular tourist buses from Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to Wulingyuan Scenic Area.

   
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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 2 to 3 days.

2. The best time to visit there is in April and October.

3. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, Guilin with suitable weather will meet a lot of tourists, so the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.


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