Travel tips and FAQ about Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie, a World Heritage Site as well as a World Geopark, is an absolutely masterpiece of Nature. It is a favored destination for travelers all over the world.Here are some useful tips for the people who is the first time travel to Zhangjaiie.

▶When is the best time to visit Zhangjiajie

In fact,Zhangjiajie National Park is open to public all year round, and it is hardly to say when is the best time to visit it, cause its mountainous surroundings make it attractive in all different seasons. And if you want to avoid the crowds here, the period from April to October is considered the best time for you.April to June is the rainy season with extensive fog, adding an enchanting and mysterious atmosphere to the scenery. From September to October the autumn foliage becomes colorful and very beautiful.

▶The temperature up the mountain in different seasons and what should wear

The average temperature is about 16 °C. In summer the temperature up the mountain is about 27 °C while in winter it reaches minus 4 °C.So,if you travel to Zhangjiajie in Spring and Autumn,you should wear long sleeves,and it's necessary to carry a coat with you .And if you come to Zhangjiajie during summer vacation,just wear a T-shirt to enioy the coolness.But if you already make dicision that visit Zhangjiajie in Winter,you'd better wrap yourself just like a zongzi to keep warm.

▶ What is Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie (张家界 /'Zhang Family Area') is a small city with beautiful mountainous prefecture of northern Hunan Province in South China, fashionably popular for it's scenery tourism. The main attractions are Wulingyuan National Park (with the rock pillars, about 40 minutes' drive from the city, in the north of the prefecture) and Tianmen Mountain(a taller peak with the longest cable car, etc. on the south of the city).They are all often referred to as"Zhangjiajie" out of habit and convenience.Wulingyuan Area includes Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (including Yuanjiajie and Golden Whip Stream), Suoxi Valley, Tianzi Mountain, and Yangjiajie.

▶How to obtain entrance tickets for the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge

In 2016, the world's longest and highest glass bridge-Grand Canyon Glass Bridge once again put Zhangjiajie in the spotlight.In order to reduce over-crowding, the Grand Canyon Glass Bridge Office has limited the number of visitors per day to 8,000, and divided the visiting times into morning and afternoon.

Entrance tickets can only be obtained by reservation in advance. Travel agencies have first priority for ticket reservation, and individual reservations are seldom accepted.

We don't offer a Glass Bridge ticket booking service, but we have a most valued, customizable Zhangjiajie day trip including tickets and access to the glass bridge. We suggest you book at least 10 days in advance and we will make reservation for you immediately once you book the itinerary.

▶Besides Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, are there any scenic sites worth a visit

Here we highly recommend you visit Yellow Dragon Cave and Baofeng Lake in Suoxiyu Nature Reserve;Tianmen Mountain and Tujia Folk Custom Park in Zhangjiajie City after visit the Zhangjaijie.

▶How long does it take from Shanghai and Beijing to Zhangjiajie by train

It will take you about 18 hours  from Shanghai to Zhangjiajie and about 20 hours from Beijing to Zhangjiajie by train.To save time, we suggest  that you could visit Zhangjiajie by plane whether from Shanghai or Beijing.

▶How long does it take from Changsha to Zhangjiajie by long-distance coach

Actually,the Changsha-Zhangjiajie Expressway has been completed and opened to traffic from October, 1st,2005, thus considerably shortening the time and distance between Changsha and Zhangjiajie from previous 8 hours to the present 3.5 hours by bus.

▶Which cable way should  take to get up the mountain

The Huangshizhai cable car to Huangshi Village in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Tianzishan cable car to Tianzi Mountain in Tianzi Natural Reserve and Bailong electric lift to Yuanjiajie in Water Surrounding Four Gates.

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