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Address: Tuojiang Town, Zhangjiajie 416200, China (Formerly Feng Huang Cheng (Phoenix Town))
Phone Number: 0743-3502059

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Night life is cool

We went there at night. Interesting to see the night life there. We also bought the ginger sweets from this store called "Chen jia something". nice. There are two narrow bridges... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went there at night. Interesting to see the night life there. We also bought the ginger sweets from this store called "Chen jia something". nice. There are two narrow bridges to cross over. Can be scary because they are narrow yet it is two-way traffic. Remember earlier I mentioned that the China tourists can be rowdy, so you have... More 

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Chelsea, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This city it also called Fenghuang ancient city. If you have been to Lijiang in Yunnan it is a little bit like there. However this place has one river running through town. There is a charge to enter the city and a set of passes to go to museums in the city you need to use the passes the day... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you stay inside the old town, you should add about 150 RMB to your roomrate, because that is what you will have to pay to even get to your hotel in the first place. The old town is indeed very pretty to look at, but the whole town feels like a theme park. Fake and staged. Replace the Micky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After visited Zhangjiajie, we got a chance to Phoenix Ancient City. We arrived there at 19:00, it was a small town with a lot of traditional architectures, the night view was really beautiful, and a lot of bars there, maybe it was a little noisy for someone who want a quiet sleep.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Not much history there. No views or sceneries. The city lights up on houses along the banks of the river. Nice but not natural. When visit the city inside, it's just old houses and a river. However there was a museum for a talented Chinese artists which I found quite interesting. Food was ok and on the spicy side. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

An eye opener to this ancient city. Well, i would say it is quite a disappointment to me because I would expect this is really an ancient city where the local government maintained the old living style and tradition of this city. it has the old ancient outlook building but unfortunately, all buildings has been converted to pubs and bar... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Not very large town, but with historical architectures and original customs. It was a little cold during our stay. The river was clear and beautiful; we took a rafting on it. We could even see the river from our window, so exciting! Just hotels along the river were a little expensive. You can save the entrance fee if staff of... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Regardless your age, it has attractions of many kinds. An historic museum city during the day and in disco mode evenings and nights, mostly live music. No cars are aloud into the historic part of town, if booking into any water front locations your language has to be carried in and a paid on site pass has to be carried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

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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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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