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Yuanjiajie Scenic Area

 Zhangjiajie Attractions

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Introduction to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area (袁家界风景区)

Yuanjiajie is famous as a tourist destination in Zhangjiajie Forest Park. It becomes more popular as the Southern Sky Pillar inspired the floating mountains in the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. The outstanding place is that, peaks and pillars there are nearly at the same height, which makes Yuanjiajie Scenic Area a mountain platform great for enjoying sweeping vistas. It borders the Jingbian Brook (Golden Whip Stream) on the east, faces Yellow Stone Village on the south, opens to Tianzi (Son of Heaven) Mountain on the west and is next to Suoxi Valley on the north.

Yuanjiajie Scenic Area is available by two ways from foot of mountains: one is walking through Luancuan Slop from Golden Whip Stream to Back Garden of Yuanjiajie; the other is taking the Bailong elevator, the No.1 elevator in the world, by trekking through the Baizhang Valley. When the elevator reaches the mountain top, Fields and Gardens in the Air will come into view. The mountain trail invites you to walk around the area and enjoy vistas. Major highlights in Yuanjiajie Scenic Area includes Bailong Lift, Fields and Gardens in the Air, No.1 Natural Bridge under Heaven, Hanging Waterfall, Mihun Bridge and Tujia Village

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North of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Within the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie City, Northern Hunan Province, China

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Main Sights

Avatar Hallelujah Mountain, Fascinate Platform, Backyard Garden, Shadao Valley, Wulong Spring, White Silk Suspension on the Sky, Double Turtle Crawl to the Heaven, Jia Ren Cave, Sheep Fort, Bailong Elevator, The No.1 Bridge under Heaven

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Travel Information

Admission for Yuanjiajie Scenic Area:

248 Yuan for adult (Including 3RMB insurance)

168 Yuan for children between 1.3 meters and 1.6 meters.

Children less than 1.3 meters are free of charge.

Fees for Bailong Elevator:

72 Yuan (single trip), 144 Yuan (round trip)

Opening Hours: 7:00AM~6:00PM

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1. You can take regular tourist buses to Wulingyuan Scenic Area at Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (near Zhangjiajie Railway Station), which takes about 40 minutes and costs about 12 Yuan. Once arrive at Wulingyuan, you can walk through Golden Whip Stream, and then take the Bailong Elevator to Yuanjiajie.

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Travel Tips

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

2. 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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