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Golden Whip Stream

 Zhangjiajie Attractions

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Introduction to Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪)

The Golden Whip Stream is one of the most attractive travel spot in Zhangjiajie. The Yellow River and the Yangtze River are prominent on a world map, but even on a small-scale map of Zhangjiajie, Golden Whip Stream occurs as just a fine thread. In the opinions of a lot of visitors. this is the most beautiful and memorable waterway.It is one og the most beautiful place in the world and it’s an unforgettable Zhangjiajie tourist attraction for visitors. 

With a length of 7.5 kilometers, Golden Whip Stream is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable "paradise" for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. And it is also a kingdom of animals. Achievements of plants and animals living here , has been presented a picture of prosperity wonderful and human Wonderland .Golden Whip Stream is named after Jin Bian Crag, its landmark spot, and runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates). The major spots along the stream is including Yingbin Crag (greeting crag), Jinbian Crag, Zicao Pool, Qian Li Xiang Hui (long distance meeting between man and woman), Shui Rao Si Men (water-surrounded gates).

The source of the stream is at Laomo Gully then flows to Confluence of Four Rivers and Suoxi Stream. It finally runs into the Li River. The major scenic spots of the stream include Golden Whip RockPurple Grass PondRock of Welcoming Guests and Reunion Rock. The stream is one of the most beautiful in the world. On the way, girls from Tujia will present visitors traditional folk songs when requested. 

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East of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Zhangjiajie City, Northern Hunan Province, China

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Main Sights

Golden Whip Rock, Purple Grass Pond, Rock of Welcoming Guests and Reunion Rock, Fish Jumping Pool

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Travel Information

Admission for Golden Whip Stream:

248 Yuan for adult (including 3Yuan insurance)

168 Yuan for children between 1.3 meters and 1.6 meters.

Children less than 1.3 meters are free of charge.

Opening Hours: 7:00AM – 6:00PM

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1. There are many special buses available at the airport and railway station, making it greatly convenient to the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Once arrive at the park, you can walk about 500 meters to get to the entrance of the Golden Whip Stream.

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Travel Tips

1. It is suitable for a visit all year around.

2. The recommended duration for visit is about 2 to 3 hours.

3. The area is cooler than the other part of Zhangjiajie because there are lots of trees to prevent heat from you.Therefore, it is highly recommended to take some coats.

4. If you want to catch the most wonderful views here, you’d better choose a fine day after the rain when the misty Zhangjiajie will immediately lead you enter into a fairy land.

5. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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