What to See and Do

Adventure

Hiking
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.

Mengdonghe Rafting
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.