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Phoenix Ancient City

Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
0743-3502059
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Ranked #8 of 44 Attractions in Zhangjiajie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 1,380 Reviews
Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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48 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Quezon City, Philippines
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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
62 helpful votes 62 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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52 helpful votes 52 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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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
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15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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