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Deanosaur89 wrote a review Jul 2020
Edmonton, Canada870 contributions104 helpful votes
This area offers some of the best panoramic views in the Zhangjiajie National Park. To get here go to the Southgate, pay 225 yuan for a ticket in high season then you can take stairs or a cable car to the too. We would recommend taking the cable car - to get here you can take a bus near Oxygen Square and pay 65 yuan to go up or 118 yuan for a round trip. The stairs down are easy with lots of breaks. If you choose to take the stairs up you can follow the signs from the Oxygen Square. I would recommend only taking the stairs down unless you want to murder your legs and remember to bring a good pair of shoes. The views are very worth it with all kinds of land formations nearby like the five finger peak, flying cloud cave, natural mural and echo cliff. We avoided the echo cliff at first because there were many screaming and yelling tourists and did a loop around the top which ended in this area. The area can be misty and quite humid in the morning in July so bring water with you. We found there were some bugs on the hike down so needed some bug spray. The monkeys are very aggressive and one jumped on my wife's back. Don't eat food near them and be mindful of where they are as they are opportunistic. In my wife's case she walked under a monkey on a low hanging branch and I saw monkeys grabbing at people's low hanging hand bags. One man was literally carrying around a bag of plastic garbage to see if the monkeys would take it so he could film them.…
Date of experience: July 2020
thelonious22 wrote a review Sep 2019
Seongnam4,172 contributions625 helpful votes
Decided to go on the steep uphill hike to Yellow Rock Village which was quite the workout but was almost free of other tourists and quite peaceful most of the way with plenty of wild monkey sightings along the way. Yellow Rock Village is full of cleverly named rock formations (like Star Picking Stand, Five Fingers Peak, and Mounds Left From Heavens Bridge) that can be viewed along a trail which took a couple of hours to circle. …
Date of experience: September 2019
JBchina wrote a review Aug 2019
Rotorua, New Zealand183 contributions13 helpful votes
We climbed up the steps to the top. About 90 minutes It’s basically steps all the way so you need to be in reasonable shape. But it means no tourist groups and spectacular views. We took the cable car down. Note half price entry for over 60 years old with ID.
Date of experience: August 2019
worldnomad_01 wrote a review Jul 2019
Los Angeles, California854 contributions788 helpful votes
Huangshi Village, also known as Yellow Stone Village, is not actually a village but one of the most scenic areas of the amazing Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It is a fantastic collection of unique and strangely shaped stone peaks and columns, not to be missed.
Date of experience: June 2019
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Tara wrote a review Jul 2019
Bengaluru, India29 contributions2 helpful votes
The view of this region of the park popularly called the avatar mountains, is stunning and beautiful. This is defenitely a must visit spot in this region.
Date of experience: April 2019