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Zhangjiajie

Zhangjiajie is a rising tourist city famous for its unique natural scenery and abundant tourism resources. It is located on the northwestern border of Hunan Province, about 400 kilometers away from Changsha, capital of Hunan, Covering an area of 9,563 square kilometers, of which 76% are mountainous area, there are four areas under its governance: Yongding District and Wuling District, Cili County and Sangzhi County. Out of its total population of 1.62 million, almost 72% belong to ethnic minority groups, including Tujia, Bai and Miao nationalities. Zhangjiajie is subtropical moist mountain climate, thus for tourists it is an ideal place to spend one's holiday.

Quartz Sandstone Peak Forest and Karst Caves constitute the outstanding landscape features of Zhangjiajie, which are rare in the world. The world-famous natural heritage site 'Wulingyuan Scenic Area' is located on the base of these great mountains. Areas worth visiting include Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (known as China's first national forest park), Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve, and Tianzi Mountain Natural Resource Reserve. In fact, Zhangjiajie, honored as "the most fantastic mountain under heaven" and " a living Chinese landscape painting", is a perfect combination of the beauty of Guilin, the grotesqueness of Mount Huang,  the peril of Mount Hua and the magnificence of Mount Tai . It is also widely acclaimed as “an enlarged potted landscaping”, “a miniature fairyland” and “a maze of nature", attracting a growing number of tourists from home and abroad.