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Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Between Sangzhi and Cili County, Zhangjiajie, China
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Ranked #4 of 44 Attractions in Zhangjiajie
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Description: An area of unique landscape dominated by spectacular rock pinnacles, lakes, streams, limestone caves.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Visiting wulingyuan is definitely a good choice. Ofcourse there are are quite some tourists, but if you go further into the area, it gets less crowded as well. The best is to stay for two or three days and stay the night in one of the many hotels in the area. Get up early to see the sunrise and to... More

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Hong Kong
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Way too manicured for western tastes, but the natural setting is amazing. I didn't have enough time, but if you do, it would be a good idea to get off the very beaten track. Lots of large noisy groups, one after another. Off season is a must.

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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

We came across this area by accident when we were organising our trip primarily along the Silk Road. From the reviews we read, we had to include it in our itinerary. The views of the karsts are just awesome, with so many valleys and peaks wherever you look. Stairs are every where and you spend most of the day climbing... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The cool mountain air was enjoyable, but the incessant rain and heavy fog spoiled it for us. My family and I would have enjoyed it more if the weather was better. Couldnt take nice pictures. The cable car ride was spectacular! If only we went during a period when the weather was better...

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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

nice entrance, the biggest entrance (you should stay at wulingyuan area if you want to go to wulingyuan entrance). you can visit avatar area, and the first bridge on earth (2 cliffs collade each other)

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San Angelo, Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I loved taking pictures of this beautiful area. The people were so nice and accommodating. I also loved visiting the markets for photography and also the people. I would highly recommend this area.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The park is gorgeous!! Wonderful for scenery and photography. Things to be aware of: 1) There are stairs everywhere. From morning to evening you will do nothing but climb stairs so just be prepared. 2) It is very crowded. Lines at the elevator and cable cars can be huge. If at all possible, stay at a guesthouse on top of... More

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Sarnia, Canada
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66 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Wulingyuan scenic area probably contains the most magnificient and spectacular mountain peaks and valley sceneries in this world! Nowhere will you see magical peaks rising from the deep valleys. The most famous peak in Wulingyuan is the Hallelujah Mountain depicted in the movie Avatar. The serenity that one feels when faced with these beautiful sceneries is simply amazing, and... More

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Richmond, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

WOW! What a fabulous destination. My nephew told me about Zhangjiajie but I never imagined that China could be so beautiful. I’m so glad I included it in our itinerary. The only problem with the National Park is it is very crowded. Long waits to get up in the Bailong Elevator and the cacophony of noise coming from guides with... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We spent 3 days in the park spread over 4 days because the weather was bad on one day. We got a week pass for 298 yuan which is technically 75 yuan a day and totally worth it. We stayed in the city in the international youth hostel which was a great place with reasonable prices for all rooms. However,... More

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