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Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Between Sangzhi and Cili County, Zhangjiajie, China
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Ranked #3 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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Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We went to Wulingyuan Scenic Area on 10 September 2014 by tour group. The first view was a typical Chinese pagoda. Next we were attracted by the beautiful mountain scenery. Everyone of us tried to get a correct spot to take photographs. It was crowded so we had to queue for photograph taking. The weather changed suddenly. Rain! So some... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Sensational scenery. Lots of lovely walking. We pre hired a guide so we could just relax and follow him throughout the massive park.

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
40 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The scenery is breath taking. I hired a tour guide at the entrance of the park for RMB 100. She directed me to visit the areas that the weather was less a factor. This money was well spent. The area is like what the movie "Avatar" showed, floating mountains ( tall rocky formations plus Photoshopped effects). I spent two days... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

many reviewers already said everything about it. Its gorgeous and well worth the approx. 8.000 steps, yes, yes, eight thousand, you will do if you spend three days inside the park, plus if you do also the Tianmen Mountain. But you don't need to do the 3.870 steps from the end of the little train up the mountain, you can... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
40 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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