Zhangjiajie National Park is located in northwestern Hunan Province, about 400 kilometers from the provincial capital of Changsha. It consists of Yuanjiajie, Jinbianxi, Tianzi Mountain and Yangjiajie. If you have always wanted to see where the rock landscape from the famous movie ‘Avatar’ came from, you should definitely take a trip to this national park. Since 1992, the forest park has been protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tianzi Mountain, located to the east of Suoxiyu Gorge, is 1262 meters high and the lowest is 534 meters, making it the best way to photograph the sea of clouds, mainly during spring and early autumn. The most famous four natural phenomena on Tianzi Mountain are the sea of clouds, the sound of wind in rocks, the snow in winter, and the sunrise.
At the foot of this mountain, a peasant army rallied in the Ming era with Xiang Dakun at the head to resist the Ming monarchy. Xiang Dakun pretended to be Tianzi, son of heaven. Since then, the mountain bears the name Tianzishan.
With numerous peaks, bizarre rocks, lush primeval forests, deep ravines, strange karst caves, clear ponds and enchanting waterfalls, Zhangjiajie National Park is one of China’smost beautiful national parks. Northeast of the forest park is the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with the world famous Glass Bridge.