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Huangshi Village

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400, China
+86 744 571 2145
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Avatar movie 's landscape

There is the possibility to go all the way up and down by cable car. But the hike is so rewarding... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Maylis C
First stop in the park

We decided to start with Huangshi Village as recommended by many sources. The scenery is not the... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Karen T
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Huangshi Zhai is located in the southwest of the world natural heritage—Wulingyuan Quartz Peak-forest. Quartz sandstone distribution zone that is suitable to constitute large peak-forest starts from the northwest of Huangshi Zhai, and stretches to the northeast direction until the edge of West Sea, Maple Valley, and forms the world’s only magic large peak-forest with 20 kilometers length and 10 kilometers width. Huangshi Zhai is the largest among 3000 large peak-forests consisting of quartz sandstone. Huangshi Zhai is wide and thick with an altitude of 1,092 meters. It is high for looking the distance and wide and flat for rest. When you climb on this largest natural viewing deck and take a broad view, there are countless stone peaks and pillars, tall and straight, trying to make a figure, intensive and widely distributed. All these peaks and pillars form vast peak-forests, making people joyful suddenly and happy. If there is thick cloud covering all the peaks, flickering lofty and steep, or ethereal and fleeting, changing constantly. At this time, stone peaks and pillars seem to be firm rocks in turbulent and roaring waves on the sea, more poetical, and have the good reputation of “it is no avail of your trip to Zhangjiajie, unless you come to the summit of Huangshi Village”. Huangshi Zhai has tens of scenic spots including star gathering stage, double doors for the guest, five fingers peak, front garden and remaining piers of the heavenly bridge etc, among which, the latter two are the most famous.
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400, China
+86 744 571 2145
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

There is the possibility to go all the way up and down by cable car. But the hike is so rewarding : meeting apes families, unknown species of birds, even crossing the path of a small river and eating snacks bought from the local street...More

Thank Maylis C
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We decided to start with Huangshi Village as recommended by many sources. The scenery is not the most dramatic in the park but definitely worth a visit. You either walk up or take the cable car (72 RMB) to the village. All the scenic points...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Spring for the cable car ride down and up again just for the superb views of the sandstone pinnacles and ridges. The least explored part of the park, it is simply enchanting.

Thank Purplefrog40
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We spent half a day in this area of the park and loved it. Great views and no crowds at all. If we had more time we would have hiked up and down, but opted for the tram up and hike down.

Thank theadventuregoeson
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

As everybody heads towards other areas of the National Park because of the Avatar movie the village has been a quite calm and peaceful spot to observe the Mountains. I recommend it for those who wants to enjoy the view peacefully.

1  Thank PGR05
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We spent approximately 2 - 2.5 leisurely walking here from the forest park entrance as we ride the cable car up but took the scenic route down. There are some very good sites for photos and one main eating area, plus a few small stalls...More

1  Thank ZBH88
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The track to get to Huanshi Zhai is incredibly nice as you hike sorrounded by dozens of funny macaques. The village itself is probably the best attraction in the park. There's a loop that surrounds the mountain with tons of incredibly nice scenic spots. The...More

Thank Lorenzo F
Reviewed 4 October 2016

There are 2 options to the top: - At the Zhangjiajie entrance, take free bus then take cableway to the top - Walk up, via one end of the Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪). I actually came by the Golden Whip Stream. However, I decided to...More

2  Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We went there on the last day of our stay, and we were not disappointed. No crowds of people, the view is stunning, and you can get a student discount on cable car. I'd recommend this if you want a great view, very few people...More

2  Thank Agnė J
Reviewed 26 March 2016

It's great place while visiting the park. The bus rid is well organized and there are beautiful view of the Krast at the foothills. The people in the village are friendly.

Thank Shiv V
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