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Interesting facts about Zhangjiajie Park


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Interesting facts about Zhangjiajie Park


Zhangjiajie Park is a place that gained incredible popularity after the release of the movie "Avatar": it was from the rocks of the national park that the scenery for a science fiction film was copied. The management came up with the idea to give one of the rocks the name "Hallelujah, Avatar!", Which did not find a response among the local residents: they spoke out against, arguing that their ancestors would not have approved the "deflection" to the west. In addition to the incredible popularity of Avatar's legacy on the territory of the park, there are 2 new excursions: "The Magic Journey to the Soaring Avatar Mountains" and "The Magic Path of Avatar-Pandora".

Zhangjiajie: general information

The park is located in China, on the territory that UNESCO has recognized as a World Heritage Site. Zhangjiajie is known for a large number of sandy-quartz peaks. The park is humid in winter and cool in summer: more than 1400 m of precipitation falls here. The air is healthy here: it is believed to be especially beneficial for people suffering from high blood pressure.

Almost the entire territory of the park - 98% - is covered with greenery: 720 plant species belonging to 102 families inhabit Zhangjiajie. The most common are cereals, legumes, pink, aster and archid. There are not many animals here - only 149 species, but some of them are under the threat of extinction and are protected by the state:

  • Musk deer
  • Golden pheasant
  • Rhesus monkey
  • Chinese giant salamander.

The most beautiful places in the park

  • The bridge over the sky is a natural structure that connects 2 rocks at an altitude of 347 meters
  • Mountains Son of Heaven. Height - 1182 meters, which allows you to see an incredible sight: peaks that crash into the sky
  • The 100 Dragons Elevator is the highest open (glass) lift in the world. On it you can climb to a height of 330 meters. Despite the fact that 50 people can fit into the elevator one time, you need to arrive early so as not to get into the four-hour queue - there are many who want to ride
  • Laowuchang - incredibly beautiful rice fields
  • Golden whip brook surrounded by rocks
  • The area of Yellow Cliffs, home to the famous Five Fingers Peak.

Interesting Facts

  • Most of the caves that are in the rocks are still not fully explored.
  • The Chinese are sensitive to the name of each rock. For example, one of them is called "Rabbit looking at the moon"
  • There is an airport directly on the territory of the park that receives flying ships of local airlines.
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