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Phoenix Ancient City

Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
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Ranked #7 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 »
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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Tokyo, Japan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Guangzhou, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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

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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.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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!

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Hong Kong
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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

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Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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