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Address: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400, China
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Phone Number: 0744-5712145
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Huangshi Zhai is located in the southwest of the world natural...

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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We went there on the last day of our stay, and we were not disappointed. No crowds of people, the view is stunning, and you can get a student discount on cable car. I'd recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2016
Agnė J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We went there on the last day of our stay, and we were not disappointed. No crowds of people, the view is stunning, and you can get a student discount on cable car. I'd recommend this if you want a great view, very few people and no annoying pushing away from the spot

1 Thank Agnė J
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

It's great place while visiting the park. The bus rid is well organized and there are beautiful view of the Krast at the foothills. The people in the village are friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Our tour guide told us that if you don’t visit Huangshizhai, you can’t claim you have come to Zhangjiajie. Hiking on Huangshizhai is a great challenge but flexible. It is totally worth it.

1 Thank OkiIsland
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Went via the Golden whip stream route since I wanted to trek going to the village. The beginning of the trek was nice, the walkways were marked and so it was easy to find your way even without a map. The Chinese tourists on buses will only be going to the park at the base of the village, so just... More 

1 Thank Muryan6
Rio Negro, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Huangshi is a village 1080 m above the sea level. There is a cable car to reach this village and there are many beautiful scenic spots to see from those terraces.The Golden Whip Brook is interesting to explore. It's a paradise for plants because the pathway are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees and grasses.

1 Thank Tangryane
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Beautiful scenery, lime stones eroded mountains , An easy walk,well developed for tourism. It was overcast, I would have prefered a sunny day.

Thank Larrykorea
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Lying in the zhangjiajie national forest park , you will need to take a short cable car ride up through the forest to reach huangshi village. There are many sightseeing platforms where you can have an over view of zhangjiajie where avatar film was based in. Some say " he who does not reach huangshi village does not pay a... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Great nature formation and millions of years formation. When there is clouds at the top, it really like at heaven where above the world. Fantastic view. A good walk at the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It's very nice place, beautiful scenics, not expensive and very nice local people. The transportation is not difficult, taxi is not expensive that much. Small town but lots of beautiful moments. Reserve tho hotel via Tripadvisor got best deal.

1 Thank Somkiat H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

It was the main attraction of Zhangjiajie initially. It is still beautiful. We toured Yuanjiajie first so this is less exciting. Yuanjiajie is where Avatar shot some of its scenes (the floating mountain).

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