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Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie

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Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie

(张家界武陵源—天门山旅游区 zhāng jiā jiè wǔ líng yuán tiān mén shān lyǔ yóu qū)

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area is covered with towering sandstone cliffs and dense unspoiled forests that conceal fantastic caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. [Photo/IC]

With an area of more than 264 square kilometers, Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area sits in Zhangjiajie city, Central China's Hunan province. It encompasses three sections: the Zhangjiajie National Forest Reserve, the Suoxi Brook park and the Tianzi Mountain park.

The major topography consists of sandstone hills, shaped into more than 3,103 bizarre peaks, many over 400 meters high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, and some 40 caves, as well as two large natural bridges. Remote from the outside world, the site is 85 percent covered with trees, and 99 percent covered with vegetation.

The landscape at Wulingyuan is renowned for its five wonders: spectacular peaks, unique rocks, secluded valleys, serene waters and deep karst caves.

Places of cultural interest in this area include Puguang Temple - a temple combining Chinese Buddhism and Taoism and the architectural traditions of the Song (960-1279), Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, the 200-year-old grotto in the Yuhuang Cave with a total of 19 stone-carved figures and more than 50 other carvings, Tianmen Mountain (gateway to Heaven), and the 50 km-long Maoyan River, which flows through magnificent scenery.

Scenic Spot Level: AAAAA

Ideal Sightseeing Season: March to May, September to November

Opening Hours: 7:00 -- 18:00

Ticket Price: 225 yuan ($32.42) during the peak season (March to November)

115 yuan during the low season (December to February)

Free Tickets:

① Children with heights below 1.3 meters;

②Disabled persons, dependents of martyrs and those aged 70 or above with a valid certificate.

Half Price:

① Children with heights from 1.2 to 1.5 meters;

② Active servicemen with a valid certificate;

③ Students with a registered student ID card.

Address: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, Zhangjiajie city, Hunan province



1. Visitors who book tickets online ten days in advance enjoy certain discounts; 182 yuan per person during the peak season and 91 yuan during the low season.

2. Travel insurance is 3 yuan, which is voluntary.

3. Tickets are valid within four days.

4. Visitors booking tickets online must fill in their real name, ID or passport number and phone number.

Zhangjiajie, one of China’s most picturesque tourist areas, is home to “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain”. [Photo/IC]
The scenic area is listed as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 1992. [Photo/IC]

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