Huangshi Village

Huangshi Village, Zhangjiajie: Hours, Address, Huangshi Village Reviews: 4.5/5

Huangshi Village
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Observation Decks & Towers
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7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Huangshi Zhai is located in the southwest of the world natural heritage—Wulingyuan Quartz Peak-forest. Quartz sandstone distribution zone that is suitable to constitute large peak-forest starts from the northwest of Huangshi Zhai, and stretches to the northeast direction until the edge of West Sea, Maple Valley, and forms the world’s only magic large peak-forest with 20 kilometers length and 10 kilometers width. Huangshi Zhai is the largest among 3000 large peak-forests consisting of quartz sandstone. Huangshi Zhai is wide and thick with an altitude of 1,092 meters. It is high for looking the distance and wide and flat for rest. When you climb on this largest natural viewing deck and take a broad view, there are countless stone peaks and pillars, tall and straight, trying to make a figure, intensive and widely distributed. All these peaks and pillars form vast peak-forests, making people joyful suddenly and happy. If there is thick cloud covering all the peaks, flickering lofty and steep, or ethereal and fleeting, changing constantly. At this time, stone peaks and pillars seem to be firm rocks in turbulent and roaring waves on the sea, more poetical, and have the good reputation of “it is no avail of your trip to Zhangjiajie, unless you come to the summit of Huangshi Village”. Huangshi Zhai has tens of scenic spots including star gathering stage, double doors for the guest, five fingers peak, front garden and remaining piers of the heavenly bridge etc, among which, the latter two are the most famous.
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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada1,661 contributions
Friends
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.
Written July 26, 2020
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Ian Anderson
Shanghai, China132 contributions
Huangshi village is an older development than Yuanjiajie (to its North) but in my view better as it is less crowded with people and food stalls but with equally breathtaking panoramas of Zhangjiajie's iconic karst scenery. The circuit takes about two hours, leaving enough time to take in the views, and is not too tough on the legs/knees! Go to Scenic Area South Gate, then short walk, then short bus ride to cable car, also a spectacular 10 minutes. There is food at/near the cable car station.
Written July 5, 2021
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Willy L
The Hague, The Netherlands121 contributions
Family
This is definitely a must visit in ZJJ national park due to NO CROWD. All group tours are not yet allowed to come here so it is now still much « untouched » by the crazy crowds of Group tours. We came here by walking 2-3 hours along the Golden Whip stream then took cable car up. Going out of the park is only possible from this side by public bus to Wulingyuan station. RMB 10 per person. Road is not fully constructed yet this is why no group tours are coming.
The bad news is the road is about to be finished and group tours will then come and this place will lose its serenity except during winter perhaps...
Written April 11, 2018
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m0njc
Sydney, Australia35 contributions
Family
I visited Huangshi Village the next day after viewing the Avatar Mountains by taking the Bailong Elevator, and I love this better. Try to walk a bit further and see more picturesque view. A lot of monkey here, never once feed them of they will keep following you. Never open your backpack in front of the monkeys. They could jump over your head or steal your bags and look for food.
Written June 9, 2018
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MikeJuliya
Colombo, Sri Lanka665 contributions
Friends
Thank you very much Chris and Kelly who helped a lot to make our tour as more successful event.

The best English tour guides in Zhangjiajie and WulingYuan

With help of these two very nice people , we made our dream trip as a real one.

Thank you Kelly , Thank you Chris

Starting from Lower cable car station we climbed up to the village and used to returned the same path via cable car. There was a walk path also. It's will be take 1.5 - 2 hours up and same duration or less for the down.

As Chris initiated we used the cable car for up and down.

There were two types of cable cars in this cable car station.
Glass Bottom Cable cars and steel bottom cable cars.
We selected Glass Bottom Cable cars for make it more attractive.

Huangshi Village ( Yellow Stone Village ) is the place with high altitude and covering by lot of mountains.

Stunning views all around the village.

There was a walking path along with the edge of the Village.It's take around 2-2.5 hours to complete.

It was a wonderful experience for us and we were very lucky to have lot of views from different view decks.

Have a nice Trip.

Thank you Chris and Kelly
If anyone needs their tour guides support, please don't hesitate to contact me or them

Written April 10, 2018
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satellite06
Norwich, UK70 contributions
Friends
The best decision I made when visiting Zhangjiajie is to visit the Yellow Stone Village!!!

Due to the road constructions, tour groups are not visiting this place as it is quite inconvenient but for small groups or individual visitors, it will be easy. You just need to take the shuttle bus to the city center (yes, I'd suggest you to do it before leaving the national park).

The bird's eyes view you can have is amazing! As there aren't many tourists, I have enough time to explore every place and enjoy the beautiful and quiet environment for the whole afternoon.

If time allows, I do recommend you to visit the Yellow Stone Village and pretty sure you will love it!
Written June 29, 2018
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LG_Kay
Singapore, Singapore7,488 contributions
Solo
There are 2 options to the top:
- At the Zhangjiajie entrance, take free bus then take cableway to the top
- Walk up, via one end of the Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪).

I actually came by the Golden Whip Stream. However, I decided to take the cableway up to save time & energy. From the end of Golden Whip Stream, I needed to walk a short distance, took a free bus to the cableway station and then bought a 2 way ticket, 118 RMB (1 way ticket 65 RMB).

As I visited in end Sep, low peak season, hence it wasn’t crowded, just a few tourist groups were there. Up at the mountain top, I was glad that all the tourist groups took the bus to the YangJiaJie cableway station. Hence it was peaceful for my entire hike there.

At Huangshizhai, the scenery was awesome as I was actually viewing the Yuanjiajie (袁家界) area – beautiful cliffs, karsts etc. I saw a sign, translated as “If you didn’t visit Huangshizhai, you can’t claim you have come to Zhangjiajie”.

I spent more than 3 hours walking a loop along the cliff-side, with lots of viewing platforms. Note that there were monkeys at certain areas, hence be wary as they may be aggressive and snatch your food.

Overall, I truly enjoyed the peace, scenery and atmosphere, with lots of photo-shoot opportunities. Highly recommended.
Written October 4, 2016
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Payoh
Singapore74 contributions
Friends
walk through the forest with steps up to the top. 2-3 hrs of climbing into the forest. Monkeys everywhere. Fresh air and silence is what you get along with. You can climb and take cable car down or like wise. I recommend climb up it not so tough.
Written September 9, 2014
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PushExplore
Singapore, Singapore4,807 contributions
Family
We spent an entire day to explore this area and the locals were very friendly. Its amazing how well protected the area is and we were fortunate to be able to explore.
Written April 19, 2018
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PGR05
Bangkok, Thailand437 contributions
Family
As everybody heads towards other areas of the National Park because of the Avatar movie the village has been a quite calm and peaceful spot to observe the Mountains. I recommend it for those who wants to enjoy the view peacefully.
Written April 13, 2017
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