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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park at a Glance

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and its surrounds are marked by a nearly alien landscape of quartz stone pillars. This unusual landscape is home to caves, waterfalls and spectacular views. 

There are many ways to visit the area, but many visitors enjoy doing a bit of walking. The mysterious stone pillars are a marvel to see up close and walking through them is like climbing through the teeth of a wolf. For those looking for a more sedate visit, cable cars, bus rides and lifts can get you to all of the most scenic viewpoints and to the area's caves and waterfalls. Adventurers will want to check out white water rafting, while those craving relaxation can take a serene boat ride on Baofeng Lake. Whether your visit lasts for the afternoon, or for a week, you'll find yourself entranced by this unusual place.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      • Regional Airport Hehua Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Visitors to China need a passport with at least six months of validity remaining and a visa appropriate to the type of visit they are making. Travelers will need to visit the website of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to learn their exact requirements and to prepare the appropriate documents. The process is a bit complicated and the requirements must be met in full in order to enter and exit the country successfully. Once in China, all visitors must register with the state.  American citizens can find out more about the process through the U.S State Department's website. 

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather and Seismic Activity China has earthquakes so be aware of earthquake safety when traveling. Summer in Zhangjiajie can be blisteringly hot. During intense heat, stay cool and drink enough water to reduce the risk of heat related illness.

      Safety Concerns Petty criminals and pickpockets target foreigners. Keep your money and valuables out of sight while on the street and consider putting little used valuables in a safe at your hotel, or in a money belt.

      Health Concerns Smog is a concern in China and many residents wear face masks when out in the streets. Check air-quality ratings before you go out and plan accordingly. Visitors to China should drink bottled water or boil or purify the local water. Only eat fruits and vegetables that can be peeled and be sure to wash food using the purified water.