Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

In 1982, when the first ever authorized national forest Park in China came to be and they called it the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, nobody could have guessed the fame it’ll accrue over the years. It’s merged with several other individual parks that together make up the beautiful Zhangjiajie Scenic Spot, 32 kilometers from the city after the name. Being in a sub-tropical climate, it’s possible for some of Nature’s best life-forms to live here. The landscape is stunningly raw with its peaks, brooks and meadows. The best things to pack will be good sunscreen and anti-mosquito creams. Take plenty of camera shots when you’re here. Videos, especially, will bring out the grandeur of the whole place.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Wildlife

Giant Salamander in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Giant Salamander in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

There are 720 species of plant life, sourcing from so many diverse classes. Rarity isn’t out of the picture. The Dove tree, also known as the living fossil, finds its past set somewhere in the Fourth Ice Age. It’s incredibly awe-inspiring to stand in its presence. As far as animal life is concerned, there are several of them. Because the region is an ideal habitat, it makes for a thriving environment for species like Giant Salamanders, Musk Deer, Rhesus monkeys, and Golden Pheasants. These are some of the many fauna here. Just be sure to photograph them when the light is good. They often reside in thick forest cover, making evening shots a bit dull.

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Attractions

Apart from the obvious entry fee and accommodation charges, there are other freebies for you to enjoy. Just ask the tour guide or the hotel in which you stay and they’ll point you in the right direction.

At the west of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is what’s called the Yellowstone Stronghold. The regional name is Huangshizhai. It’s actually named after a tale. In it, Zhang Liang isolated herself from society in these forests and her rescuer, Huang Shi, saved her from a sad fate. The sights are amazing here, so see if you can have yourself a romantic or family picnic.

Don’t leave the Golden Whip Stream out of your list. It passes by the source of its name, the Golden Whip Rock. Just 300 meters out of the park, you’ll find the entrance to this enchanting place. The stream runs for 5.7 kilometers and the picturesque ridges, peaks and calm-blue waters will take you into a different world.

Yuanjiajie, Yellow Dragon Cave, Baofeng Lake are but some of the many attractions here in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park where splendor and calm dance as one.

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