We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Phoenix Ancient City

Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
0743-3502059
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 44 attractions in Zhangjiajie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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 »
Write a Review

1,356 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    598
    583
    149
    17
    8
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
India
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I went to Fenghuang Ancient City with my boyfriend and other two friends after visiting Zhangjiajie in August. It is really a very beautiful place,and I'm obsessed with his romantic amorous feelings. Heard from Jeffry, the guide of Zhangjiajie tour club, Fenghuang had the worst flooding in 300 years last month, many old buildings were damaged, however, it returned to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Riverside and the old town is really worth to pay a visit. I was also eager to visit the grave yard of Mr. Shen Cong-wen, but it looked too simple to match a great writer's status. (a little disappointed)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tokyo, Japan
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The town is quite small, so you can explore the area within a day. (The daily admission is currently RMB148). The buildings along the river are old and there are quite a few historic courtyard homes allowing visitors for additional nominal fee. In the day time, it can be fun to get lost in the alleyways... but it is very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Guangzhou, China
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's really beautiful but only during day time (for me).. Night time is the time for party,disco, and the village somehow turned into a red light district, but still the lights are amazing at night. Note : 1. It's 5-6 hours drive away from Zhangjiajie.. It's not in Zhangjiajie, so don't get confused. 2. Choose the hostel / hotel /... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have not yet visited this town but wanted to - however I wanted to let readers know that it is a 5 hr drive from zhangjiajie. So you need to plan to stay overnight.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a fascinating town even though there were lots and lots of tourist all over the place. Mostly Chinese tourist. English is not spoken/understood much but everyone was so friendly that you will not get lost. Don't miss the ginger candies made right in the store!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hong Kong
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

10 years ago, I was told by a friend who was from Fenghuang that it was a beautiful place, and that I should visit SOON. The photos she showed me were beautiful. I regret not having done as she advised, because now that it has been "developed", night lights, tourists trinkets, and booming bars have taken over the heart of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hong Kong, China
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This is a beautiful little city. I loved every moment of it. Our trip to Zhangjiajie national park was intense, it was perfect to come here to relax after a few days of hiking. Stay here for at least two days. They have many nice shops, cafes, restaurants and bars in the area. You can also take a taxi to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The town is fantastic, interesting and the people friendly helpful and kind; even if English is not widely spoken. Reading down the posts the threats of a KFC and Walmart never materialised (if they were ever planned) , and I spent three nights meeting locals from all over china using my basic mandarin. Just outside of the town itself is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 7

Been to Phoenix Ancient City? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Phoenix Ancient City, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing