Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
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In 1982, the park was recognized as China’s first national forest park with an area of 4,810 ha. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is part of a much larger 397.5 km2 Wulingyuan Scenic Area. In 1992, Wulingyuan was officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was then approved by the Ministry of Land and Resources as Zhangjiajie Sandstone Peak Forest National Geopark in 2001. In 2004, Zhangjiajie geopark was listed as a UNESCO global geopark.
Plan your visit
Planning a visit to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park? Here are some of the best tips for making your trip go smoothly. Start by booking your tickets and accommodation in advance, as the park is popular with tourists. Consider packing layers of clothing to prepare for varying temperatures throughout the day. Bring a sturdy pair of shoes as you will be doing plenty of walking and trekking during your visit. Research tour packages that can give you access to scenic routes such as Avatar Mountain, Tianzi Mountain and Yaozi Valley. Don’t forget to bring along snacks and water, especially on days filled with hiking around the park! Finally, make sure you allow enough time during your trip – there’s so much nature at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park that you won’t want to rush it all!