Wulingyuan Scenic Area
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 Park, Zhangjiajie 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.
What to do: hiking, mountain climbing, rafting, and photography;
Highlights: Xianren Qiao, First Bridge of the World, Heavenly Pillar, Tianzi Mountain, Yupi Feng, Golden Whip Stream, Yaozi Village, Kongzhong Tianyuan, Yellow Stone Village, Baofeng Lake, etc.
Facilities: two cableways, an elevator, and electronic cart; farm houses and small tourist shops
Transportation: Regular tourist buses from Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to Wulingyuan Scenic Area
Admission Fee: from December 1 to November 30: CNY 245 including entrance fee CNY180 and sightseeing bus ticket CNY65 + CNY 3 for insurance
From December 1 to the end of February: CNY136 (including the entrance fee CNY90 and sight-seeing bus ticket CNY46)
Annual Ticket: CNY298
Opening Hours: 6:30AM – 18:30PM
Best time to visit: April and October.
Recommended days to visit: 2-3 days
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