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Phoenix Ancient City

Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
0743-3502059
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Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Zhangjiajie
Type: Historic Sites, Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: A quaint little town with houses built up on both sides of a river. The architecture has been preserved to give visitors an idea of what life was... more »
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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I am writing a book about Chinese culture, and I visited many places in China, for example, Beijing, Xi'an, Tibet, Yunnan, Suzhou, Shanghai and so on, they are all leave a deep impression on me, the culture of China is rich and amazing. Actually, the first time I read about Phoenix Ancient City is from Zhangjiajie Tour Club on the... More

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Shenzhen, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stopped by on my way back from ZJJ to Changsha. I spent about 2 hours there walking old city walls, along river, snapping photos. The old city along the river is very pretty. Entrance fee of RMB 148 to walk around is too expensive, but must be paid! I think 2 hours is enough to spend there. Most of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Awesome city Spend 2 days. Do not book terrible hotels online. Walk to river and deal for smaller, cleaner hotels.

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Shanghai, China
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place is undoubtedly pretty, I really liked the view of the river from late afternoon when the sunshine is golden, fluffy and warm, until dusk when all the cafes and shops turn on the light, one by one. But most of all, this is a good place to experience Chinese "Xiaozo" (literally translated as petite bourgeoisie, but means a... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I visited Fenghuang by bus from Wuhan. I departed in early morning and reached there in the evening. It took around 9 hours to reach there. The scenic beauty of the whole street was incredible. The place was mind-blowing. I visited there during March 2013. Entry into the Ancient City Scenic Area was free then. Some of the local people... More

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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I love this small town, it was very chilling and lots of colorful light...there are many restaurants, shops, lovely coffee shop and pub on both sides of the river...very nice in the night....but it normally closes at 10 pm In the morning, the feeling is very different, it becomes to be the relax and scenery town..we can take a boat... More

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Hobart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We visited fenghuang as part of a six day tour with zhangjiajie backpacking club and loved it. Our guide Andy was very friendly and funny and made sure we had a great time. The city is beautiful by day and by night is all lit up and gets a party atmosphere - watch out for drink prices though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

To travel to Fenghuang ( Ancient Town)u can take flight from Singapore to Changsha. There is a Bus Terminal station call (Li Tuo )is located at: BASEMENT Changsha South Train Station. Theres few depature time schedule to purchase tix direct coach bus to Phoenix Ancient Town.(Travel time approximate 6hrs) We reached in the evening.Putting a night at Tuojiang River. Day... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I have always loved watertowns. They are so quaint, so old world charm. And I love shopping for cheap souvenirs, and trying out some of the street food, provided they are served hot or hygienically packaged. We went on a 30 min boat ride along the waterway, took some fantastic pictures and generally took a break from walking and climbing.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Traveled to this place from zhangjiajie city. You can take the bus from the main bus terminal and they do a few trips at different timing of everyday, price is about RMB100+ for 1 way ticket. (try to go early in the morning so that you'll reach the place by noon). The journey was around 5 hours with 1 short... More

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