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Phoenix Ancient City

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Address: Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
Phone Number: 0743-3502059

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Combination of Historical architectures and beautiful scenery

Not very large town, but with historical architectures and original customs. It was a little cold during our stay. The river was clear and beautiful; we took a rafting on it. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

An eye opener to this ancient city. Well, i would say it is quite a disappointment to me because I would expect this is really an ancient city where the local government maintained the old living style and tradition of this city. it has the old ancient outlook building but unfortunately, all buildings has been converted to pubs and bar... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Not very large town, but with historical architectures and original customs. It was a little cold during our stay. The river was clear and beautiful; we took a rafting on it. We could even see the river from our window, so exciting! Just hotels along the river were a little expensive. You can save the entrance fee if staff of... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Regardless your age, it has attractions of many kinds. An historic museum city during the day and in disco mode evenings and nights, mostly live music. No cars are aloud into the historic part of town, if booking into any water front locations your language has to be carried in and a paid on site pass has to be carried... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Feng Huang amazed me. I have read the mixed reviews and agree; there are less commercially developed historic districts out there. I hope to see them someday. But the residents there wish for the economic opportunities enjoyed here as Zhong Guo develops. This is a cross section of the real China, old and new. I hate to see the ultra-modern... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hunan province is known for its ancient towns. Among all of them, Fenghuang, the Phoenix town, is definitely the most popular one. And it is also one of the most popular tourist spots in China. With its beautiful architecture rippling along the river, and many beautiful bridges across it, it deserves it. It is very popular place to go after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

After staying 4 days in Zhangjiajie, we continued to forward to Fenghuang City. It tooks us almost 4 hours from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang by bus, the mountain bus road is not good for driving, one of my friends, he even was sick of bus on the way to Fenghuang, what's more, the toilets along the road are really dirty, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Aka Fenghuang, a UNESCO World Heritage was a quiet village where I did some shopping, took a beautiful boat ride, and enjoyed the many bars at night. not quite "ancient" as expected, but a true gem still.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Visited in Oct 2014. This is just a small town. Good to take some nice pictures. What I enjoyed most was paying having my pictures taken in the ethnic costumes. At night, the scenery is different and again we paid for our pictures to be taken in different costumes again. Please note that you have to PAY to use the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ok - so I snuck into Fenghuang several days; I can't comment on the interior of buildings. However, it was a friendly town with some neat architecture and women practicing choreographed dance moves in the town square. The river is beautiful to walk along and take pictures of. I also happened to be near food street when the kids were... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I stopped by Fenghuang Cheng on my way to see the mountains of Zhangjiajie. It's a very different city between day and night. During the day, it's a typical quaint Chinese "ancient city" but at night the colorful lights come on and it almost feels like a scene from an anime. Despite it's name, there are some nice bars in... More 

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