This is the best way to experience the natural beauty of Zhangjiajie: hiking along the many paths through the stunning sandstone landscape. It can be quite daunting at times. Some highlights of hiking include the following natural landmarks:
- Huang Shi Zhai
The highest area in the park at 3,450 feet, which can be climbed up a 3,878 step stairway.
- Kongzhong Tianyuan
A garden sits on an outcropping surrounded by slender peaks.
- Xianren Qiao (Bridge of the Immortals)
This is a spectacular, narrow rock bridge over a deep chasm, with no railings. There are several amazing lookout points, including “Great Viewing Platform,” “Emperor’s Throne” and “Cock-Pecking.”
- First Bridge of the World
This is a natural rock bridge similar to Xianren Qiao. The bridge itself is really just a minor part of the incredible panoramic views to be seen along this short and easy trail.
- Yupi Feng
These thin, spiky columns hundreds of feet high are featured on stamps and resemble calligraphy letters.
Thrill to the excitement of the major rapids of the Mengdonghe River, a beautiful river that is situated approximately 50 miles southeast of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province. The exciting rapids are interspersed with calm stretches of river, providing adventurers with a chance to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.