Begin our journey fresh, your driver will drive you to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park which is just near the hotel. Delve into the home to some deep valleys and soaring mountain peaks, where more than 3000 sandstone pinnacles dominate this UNESCO protected park. Shuttle bus will be the transportation for you to get from one area to another within the park.
(20 MINS SHUTTLE BUS FROM WULINGYUAN ENTRANCE TO BAILONG ELEVATOR)
Start from Yuanjiajie, you will ascend the mountain by the world’s highest outdoor elevator. Built alongside a massive rock pillar, Bailong Elevator has an elevation of 335 meters. The whole ride, about 66 seconds, is a short yet memorable one. Also, get out your camera and snap some photos or record some videos on your way up. Leaving the canyon below, you will reach Yuanjiajie area, where you will visit a succession of one incredible panorama after another. The No. 1 Natural Stone Bridge, a natural bridge spanning two adjacent peaks, 357m above the canyon floor, which allows visitors to walk in between these two peaks. Feel free to walk on this 20 meters long bridge and feel the thrill coming from your heart. Besides, you can get the full view of this natural stone bridge from a distance at Wangqiao Platform. Mihun Platform (or literally means the enchanted platform), provides you mesmerising views, is one of the best observatory platform in Yuanjiajie. The ‘Back Garden’, or the ‘Backyard’, is where sandstone pillars thrust up from the verdant forest like bamboo shoots after a rain in a huge garden. The spotlight will be given to a gravity defying pillar, Avatar Hallelujah Mountain in Yuanjiajie. It is called the Southern Sky Pillar or the Heaven and Earth Column, but better known as the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain by most of the people, for having served as the inspiration of “Hallelujah Mountain” in the movie Avatar.
(40 MINS SHUTTLE BUS FROM YUANJIAJIE TO TIANZI MOUNTAIN)
Then we will move on to Tianzi Mountain. Grotesque rocks stand in the luxuriant valley, stunning peaks rise one after another, at an altitude of 1260 meters, Tianzi Mountain will provide you an amazing view. When clouds roll in, those peaks seems to be floating in the air. At Tianzi Mountain, you will visit some of the highlights including Imperial Calligraphy Brush Peaks, ‘Fairy Scattering Flowers’ Peak, ‘Son of Heaven’ Pavilion, and Shentangwan. Imperial Calligraphy Brush Peaks, is a favourite spot for photographers, which calligraphy brush-like stone pillars of various height adjacent to each other, thrust up from forested valley. ‘Fairy Scattering Flowers’ Peak will need your imagination. It is a peak that look like a fairy with a basket of flower in her arm. Tianzi Pavilion literally means the ‘Son of Heaven’ Pavilion, is the best place to view the whole scenery of Tianzi Mountain. While said to be the most mysterious place in National Forest Park, Shentangwan, is a deep depression filled with sandstone pillars and primeval forest. Go near the depression, you can hear growling and howling of wind in the valley as if the sound of an unseen battle deep down there. Descend the mountain by cable car at Tianzi Mountain cable car station before taking shuttle bus out of the scenic area. Then private transport will bring you back to hotel.
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