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Beautiful old town ... Loads of photo opportunities

If you are in the location, then put this town on the map. It is a very picturesque old town that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sasha M
Sydney, Australia
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Beautiful Ancient Town

Crowds were thin during winter. But the whole place came alive at night when it is beautifully lit... read more

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Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the location, then put this town on the map. It is a very picturesque old town that was built around 681AD. It's old wooden buildings along the river are fascinating and the winding narrow twisting allies are lined with so many...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Crowds were thin during winter. But the whole place came alive at night when it is beautifully lit. We were glad to have visited this wonderful ancient town in China just for a night.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018

Picturesque town but a bit out of the way. If you are in the area it is well worth a visit but I am not sure if it is worth a visit for just this.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

This was the highlight of our 3-week vacation in China. My wife and I, in our 60's/70's, enjoyed just strolling around the narrow allies, crossing over the many bridges, taking countless photos and looking for places to eat. Taxis can't even get into the ancient...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ericbranx
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This town is very beautiful with lots of character. It's lovely both in the day and at night. The problem is that there are swarms of tourists, huge bus loads, and the guides are all using megaphones. There are lots of shops basically selling similar...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Yes, it´s full of (mostly chinese) tourists, but it´s totally understandable, because this city is sooooo beautiful. At day and especially in the night when all buildings to the riverside are illuminated.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Take a boat trip one way and walk along the river back another way. There are lots of shops for souvenir, packed food as gift, hostels and coffee shops, and small interesting point along the river. Good for the afternoon and night time.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Danaiya T
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I never expect such a place in china. It kept its tradition. Travelled quite a long way on the bus. I didnt expect such a gem. The music from the bar is quite annoying though. Lot of snacks u can try and buy. Scenary was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank markchanchan
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Just follow the river and you will experience the best of this ancient town. Buildings are on stilts and there are numerous stores, restaurants, pubs which are still open after midnight. It gets very crowded in the evening as there is lots happening!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BBear2009
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Amazing time spent visiting here. Great atmosphere . especially at night. Bars and restaurants alongside the waterfront.live music. Highly recommended.not your usual tourist destination but well worth the effort

Date of experience: January 2018
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September 8, 2018|
Response from Benjamin1305 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea. We tok a non-stop bus from Zhangjiajie. And from Fenghung to Shenzen
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November 25, 2017|
Response from Steve W | Reviewed this property |
I was never asked for any fees or paid any fees to walk around. I was only there for one evening and overnight stay though. Only the area along the river is scenic. The main sections of town were very general with office... More
April 11, 2017|
Response from AmitabhGupta | Reviewed this property |
I recently took a bus from fenghuang (presume you refer to that as Phoenix ancient town) to Wuliyungan. U can take the same but the other way round. It took about 4.5 hrs fenghuang bus stop to zhangjiajie. From fenghuang bus... More
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Traveling to Zjj and Phoenix Ancient Town (17 Replies)
A friend and I will be traveling to Zjj for about a week or so in the middle of August. What is the best/ cheapest way to travel from Shenzhen to to Zjj? From Zjj how to we get to the ancient town? Can anyone suggest some itineraries? We would like to see all the major sites. Are there other areas of interest around that area? We are both in good physical shape and would like to do some hiking.
March 23, 2014|
Response fromzhuhai2007|
Best and cheapest are never the same. Best would have to include a flight to Changsha or ZJJ, but next best would be the fast train (enroute to Beijing, runs every 30 min or hour iirc). From Changsha you can take a taxi across town to the bus station and get a 4 hr bus ride. There is a local travel agent on this forum, called Jeffery Tang, who booked my hotel and picked me up at the bus station. He will guide you if you wish, but I just followed the map he provided.