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Phoenix Ancient City

Address: Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
Phone Number: 0743-3502059
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Ranked #8 of 43 Attractions in Zhangjiajie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I have been longing for Phoenix ancient town since I saw the photos my friends show on his facebook, it is said that Phoenix town is a town as beautiful as its name. After our tour in Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain, we head to phoenix. We arrived this ancient and beautiful town about 6pm, guide arrange a nice restaurant for our... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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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 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The place is okay, except there a lot of locals washing clothes in the morning and the river is quite dirty from all the detergent. It is like Pingyao Ancient City in Shanxi. There are too many tourists and it is very crowded. I liked the nightlife at night. You can go to pubs, KTVS, shop, or take a stroll... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I enjoyed our stay,but 1 full day was quite enough as there isn't that much to do except walking around. As every attraction in China, it is VERY VERY touristy and commercialized. Apparently people say you need to pay to enter the Old Quarters. I didn't find it true. Only certain areas had guards(eg temples) Otherwise we just walked the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Ancient atmosphere... bridges, boats, alleys. Excellent bars at night with the beautiful colored city lights. It all worths the difficulty to get there.

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Harvest, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Interesting but hardly worth the effort of getting here. Very commercial with an active bar night life. Picturesque.

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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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