Zhangjiajie, Furong & Fenghuang
The mountainous province of Hunan is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. This trip starts in the UNESCO-listed Wulingyuan Scenic Area, anchored by the undulating rock pillars as immortalized in the blockbuster movie Avatar. We will also visit lesser-known gems of virginal rice fields and the serene Jinbianxi with its rich wildlife.
Let us whisk you further south, passing through authentic villages such as the waterfall-cradled Furong Tujia folk village and Dehang Miao Village with its marvellous sky bridge, before concluding at the romantic Phoenix Ancient Town for a relaxing rowboat cruise.
Arriving into Zhangjiajie Hehua International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area (UNESCO).
Let us whisk you to Yuanjiajie. Board Bailong elevator to the iconic Hallelujah Mountain Pillars as featured in Avatar. Thereafter, we visit the virginal rice field and back garden of Yuanjiajie. Continue to Tianzi Mountains known for its wall-like peaks. Visit exclusive spots like Shentang Bay with its stunning views and Nod-to-the-General Platform with its curling clouds engulfing the rock pillars. Board the cable car down and transfer back to hotel.
Explore Jinbianxi (Golden Whip Stream Valley) on foot (7km/3h) across mountain cliffs and verdant valleys, interrupted only by rippling water, quick-witted monkeys and wildlife. This afternoon, ascend Huangshizhai (Yellow Stone Stronghold) looking out into thousands of undulating mountain peaks.
Choose from one of the below two options:
– Option A: Visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon and Glass Bridge (430m long and 300m high), followed by Baofeng Lake cruise at the south of Suoxiyu village.
– Option B: Visit Tianmen Mountain National Park (4-5h) by the world’s longest cable car (7,455m) with stunning 99 hairpin road up to Tianmen Cave (world’s highest natural water-eroded cave) and Tianmen Temple.
After transferring back to hotel to rest, you may enjoy the evening Meili Xiangxi Show (VVIP ticket).
Visit Furong Tujia village with its charming houses set on a dramatic waterfall which flows down into the You River. En route to Dehang Miao village (2h) for its engineering-defying Aizhai Suspension Bridge and rice field walk. Thereafter, continue driving 1.5h to Fenghuang.
Today’s half day Fenghuang tour takes us to the Former Residence of Seng Congwen and Yang Family Ancestral Hall. Enjoy Diaojiao Lou rowboat trip to see traditional wooden stilt houses upon close into Ming Dynasty-era Hongqiao (Rainbow Bridge). Stroll along the riverside to admire Tiaoyan (Leaping Stones), Beimen Matou (North Gate Pier) and Gucheng Qiangcheng (Ancient Town Wall). Thereafter, transfer to airport for your night flight out.
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