Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie, known for its breathtaking scenery, is located in the northwest of Hunan province. Home to China’s first national forest park, Zhangjiajie is endowed with striking natural beauty. Discover the dramatic pinnacles of Zhangjiajie, which are a distinct hallmark of the Chinese landscape and can be found in many traditional Chinese paintings. It's dramatic limestone pillars are also the inspiration for the film Avatar.

There are more than 3,000 narrow limestone pillars and peaks, many over 200m high. Between the mountains lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. It is also home to a number of endangered plant and animal species. The UNESCO listed site was also awarded the title of “World Geological Park” in 2004.

Later this year, China is planning to open a glass bridge across the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon area. Spanning 430 metres long and 300 metres high, it is set to be the world’s highest glass bridge once completed.

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holiday duration 22 Days from
holiday price 3,345pp

Towering pinnacles swathed in mist, sky-skimming mountains and nature at its most verdant are just some of the wonders included on this scenic tour. Indulge your senses with China’s most spectacular, mysterious and dramatic natural highlights.

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Time difference: GMT +8 Hours
Flight time: Approx 12-14 hours to Chengdu
Visa Required: Yes
Currency: Yuan
Tel Code: 010
Official Language: Mandarin
Religion: Buddhism
Airlines:  British Airways, Air China, Cathay Pacific, KLM, Air France, Turkish Airlines

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