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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 #5 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The town is fantastic, interesting and the people friendly helpful and kind; even if English is not widely spoken. Reading down the posts the threats of a KFC and Walmart never materialised (if they were ever planned) , and I spent three nights meeting locals from all over china using my basic mandarin. Just outside of the town itself is... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I am writing a book about Chinese culture, and I visited many places in China, for example, Beijing, Xi'an, Tibet, Yunnan, Suzhou, Shanghai and so on, they are all leave a deep impression on me, the culture of China is rich and amazing. Actually, the first time I read about Phoenix Ancient City is from Zhangjiajie Tour Club on the... More

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Shenzhen, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stopped by on my way back from ZJJ to Changsha. I spent about 2 hours there walking old city walls, along river, snapping photos. The old city along the river is very pretty. Entrance fee of RMB 148 to walk around is too expensive, but must be paid! I think 2 hours is enough to spend there. Most of the... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Awesome city Spend 2 days. Do not book terrible hotels online. Walk to river and deal for smaller, cleaner hotels.

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Shanghai, China
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This place is undoubtedly pretty, I really liked the view of the river from late afternoon when the sunshine is golden, fluffy and warm, until dusk when all the cafes and shops turn on the light, one by one. But most of all, this is a good place to experience Chinese "Xiaozo" (literally translated as petite bourgeoisie, but means a... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I visited Fenghuang by bus from Wuhan. I departed in early morning and reached there in the evening. It took around 9 hours to reach there. The scenic beauty of the whole street was incredible. The place was mind-blowing. I visited there during March 2013. Entry into the Ancient City Scenic Area was free then. Some of the local people... More

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