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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

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The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a unique national forest park located in Zhangjiajie City in northern Hunan Province.It is one of several national parks within the Wulingyuan Scenic Area.In 1982,it was recognized as Chinese first national forest park.In 2004,Zhangjiajie Geopark was listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark.The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park.They are the result of many years of erosion.The weather is moist year round,and as a result,the foliage is very dense.Much of the erosion which forms these pillars is the result of expanding icein winter and the plants which grow on.These formations are a distinct hallmark of Chinese landscape,and can be found in many ancient Chinese paintings.One of the park’s quartz-sandstone pillars,the 3,540 history’s Southern Sky Column,had been officially renamed“Avatar Hallelujah Mountain”in honor of the eponymous film in January 2010.


Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is located at about 32 kilometers of the urban area of Zhangjiajie.

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From Zhangjiajie:

Take bus No.10 to get there.

Take taxi ¥15 is enough.

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