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Golden Whip Brook

In Wulingyuan District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400, China
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Ranked #13 of 44 Attractions in Zhangjiajie
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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San Francisco, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
39 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We went in from the Wulingyuan gate, took the shuttle to the Geo Museum where the trail head was. It is 7.5 KM long but mostly on well paved rock trails. The scenery changes with every turn of the creek. Some rocks rises over a thousand feet. Quite spectacular. I can see why Avatar used this park for their back... More

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Layer de la Haye, United Kingdom
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154 reviews 154 reviews
61 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It's a very easy walk, over stone and concrete paths, it will be busy at both ends and then get quieter in the middle. There are some steps, but not many at all. It's peaceful walking beside the stream and even the usually noisy Chinese Tour groups were absent when we went. You can combine this with hiking up to... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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47 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nothing special to see. Nice for viewing the karsts from below. It wasn't a highlight and we cross it pretty fast, from there we took the 3000 steps to the Halleluja mountains and that was the best part from the 2 days, so you have to cross it to get to the best part.

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Perth, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are older and found no problem walking the trail. Stopped numerous times for photos of the towering peaks surrounding the trail. Loved the walk, not too crowded for China. There are a few steps, but they are in short bursts, nothing too strenuous. You can buy food and drink along the trailYou can also do the trail being carried... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota, USA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife especially liked the 6km hike along the Goldn Whip Brook. Once you are more than a 20 minute walk from the bus stops at both ends crowds are thin and scenery is excellent. The brook is crystal clear and flora and fauna abound. The hike isn't terribly hard as the trail is paved for the most part and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

February is considered low season, but I guess not during Chinese New Year. Landscapes are beutiful, but too crowded... Very difficult to walk in that sea of people.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

When I saw 'Stroll along Golden Whip Stream" in our itinerary, I was not majorly excited, but it turned out to be one of the highlights of our recent visit to China. It was a comfortable walk along a n easy path. The air was crisp and the vegetation lush, even during the winter month of December. Hundreds of monkeys... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Nice perspective from the bottom of the valley instead of the top, as at Yuanjiajie or Huangshizhai. The views up toward the pinnacles are fantastic. The walk is even and quite easy, but start at Huangshizhai so it is downhill. Plenty of places to eat along the way, and be careful of monkeys.

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Darwin, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Enjoyed the stroll along the track beside the crystal clear stream. We were amazed at the bridal parties sitting on rocks or standing in the stream taking photos. We saw many beautiful blue dragon flies and a few birds. The walk was very relaxing after two days spent climbing up and down stairs.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

relax while we walk to see cliff from the bottom. nice view, good story of each cliff/stone, and many monkeys. 8 km walking, but we only walk for 2km. too tired after 1st day in tianmen & 2nd day in wulingyuan

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