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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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Beautiful Ancient City

The moment we reached this city, we were so amazed by the natural beauty of this small ancient city where traditional wooden houses were built along by the river. There were many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ann K
Sydney, Australia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Honestly,I found out nothing much here Maybe cuz i dont know about their history and people in the city dont speak English at all. it's ok if u have time or past this city by chance just come to visit but if u have to ride the bus all the way just for this place ,ummmm maybe this place will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The moment we reached this city, we were so amazed by the natural beauty of this small ancient city where traditional wooden houses were built along by the river. There were many shops selling local snacks , souvenirs and food along the alleys ways. We got the chance for a boat ride for sightseeing too. This place should not be... More 

Thank Ann K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The city night view is extremely attractive with lights perfect for photos snapping. It is an old city built along the two sides of a river. It is also fun to walk the streets and visit the many small shops during day time. Unfortunately many of the old buildings no longer exist and were only rebuilt recently. Despite that, it... More 

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

China has so many nice old towns. They are clean, picturesque and amazing. Every old town is unique and similarly with this fenghuang. I like old houses standing on the edge of the river. I like the architectures, bridges and peoples there but I somehow dislike the increasing number of bars and cafes. Although they are housed in the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is well preserved, I was blown away on my first sight of the ancient town at night. Although there are many houses converted to restaurants and bar, you can still feel the ancient atmosphere. In the morning, you take a walk and see the old town come alive. I love the smell, the sight and the food. Worth a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two days in this ancient city although we heard from the bus that if we don‘t have time we can just spend half day here. If we just spend half day without a night here we won't be able to see the magnificent night scenery which is so well light up every where. We chose a hotel near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved seeing the old houses clinging to the riverside, propped up on stilts, and the narrow alleyways lined with tiny shops. We only stayed one day, but the place is worth a 2-day visit. There is a charge to enter the old town that is valid for 3 days, but you can still get a good feel of its antiquity... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

While travelling with a rented car (Chinese Driving License) as individual tourists in Hunan we stopped over for two nights in Phoenix Ancient Town on the way to Zhangjiajie which is a distance of about 250 km. Fenghuang looks to be close enough for a 1-day trip from Zhangjiajie but it easily takes 4-6 hours driving for each direction. So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Phoenix is one of the places I will forever keep in my memory. It already impressed me when I saw it's bridge over the river that is made by stone cubes simply put into the river (basically just stepping stones). In the night people let boats with candles drift down the river. There a plenty of very simple rooms to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My entire group loved this area, BUT if I'd known or at least was made aware that to get to this area, it would be a 4.5 hour bus ride with stops and lunch which made it closer to 6 hours each way, and all for a quick tour of the town, a little shopping and a wonderfully but VERY... More 

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