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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 #4 of 50 things to do in Zhangjiajie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Ancient ruins, Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks

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

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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Italy
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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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Coral Springs, Florida
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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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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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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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