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Phoenix Ancient City

Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
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Ranked #8 of 44 Attractions in Zhangjiajie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Quezon City, Philippines
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Just visit Suzhou or any other water towns for that matter, this city is very commercialised. You have to get a ticket (around RMB100) just to see the shops lined inside the city walls. Far from Zhangjiajie mountains and poor dirt roads for at least 30 minutes of the ride. Stay away is possible.

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Portland, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Drove 4 hours from Zangjaijae as part of tour and wasn't woth the driving. Wanted to see old ancient Chinese town but nothing much to see other than main river front. Too much commercialized.

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Munich, Germany
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This city is surely a unique and beautiful ancient chinese city .....or maybe it was. The government of china has detected this area and invested heavily into tourism development, just 7 years ago. The result is that the entire city is one tourism hotspot for local chinese tourists with billions of cheap plastic souvenir shops and hundreds of loud restaurants... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We visited Phoenix Ancient City on 8 September 2014 by tour group. We went to one of the restaurant to have our lunch. Then we had to walk and see the whole Phoenix Ancient City. It was hot and tired. At first glance, the buildings and the stream looked unique and beautiful. But as we went on further, we concluded... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Second day in this ancient town, not too much now the novelty has worn off. Totally spoilt by Chinese commercialisation and greed. Really needs strong local administration to look after the buildings and environment. Look out for the 4 herrons tied to a half sunken boat used to attract tourists for photo opportunity. Also not very foreigner friendly place in... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

it was really a pleasure to visit. Phoenix can easily be reached by bus from Zhangjiajie and it is only 3.5 hrs. and not more, I have done it this week and my watch works well..... And it took me 5,5 hrs by bus from Phoenix to Changsha for my flight home. Yes it is very commercialized, but still has... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A great place for romance and relaxation. Spent 3 nights in this city and am planning another trip in the future. You cannot say you have visited China unless you have been to Fenghuang.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I accompanied my mom a tour to Zhangjiajie this June. She signed up a tour with our local travel agent (KL, Malaysia) to China. The town is not near to Changsha or Zhangjiajie. The tour departed from Changsha and it took us almost 7 hours to reach! Such a tiring journey. Arrived in the evening, checked-in to Fengting Hotel and... More

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Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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)

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

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