Fenghuang Ancient Town
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Duration: 5 Days Tour Type: Private tour Departure: Everyday Accommodation: Hotel for 4 nights
When you arrive at Zhangjiajie, our tour guide will meet you at airport or train station by holding a sign with your name on it at the arrival terminal, and then transfer you to your hotel.
Pick up from your hotel in the morning. Full day trip to visit Mengdong River and Hibiscus Town. Enjoy Mengdong River Rafting(optional). Have a taste of local flavor tofu snacks. Head to Fenghuang Ancient Town afterwards. Stay overnight in Fenghuang Ancient Town (Chinese for Phoenix).
Mengdong River(optional from June to Oct): The river flows 200 kilometers in Yongshun County. An area of 4,000 hectares along the river has been opened for tourists. Major scenic spots include Eight-Scene Cave, Small Dragon Cave,natural cliff side murals, Golden-Star Gorge, Fairy Gorge ,Line of Sky, Jumping Monkey, Yuanyang Gorge and Laojun Gorge. Tourists can enjoy rafting on Si River, a tributary of Mengdong Rirer. The river flows along a narrow valley and the water is swift. It is a great adventure to drift on it.
Hibiscus Town: The town used to be named Wang Cun (village) until a famous movie entitled Furong Town was filmed there. Most of the people there are of the Tujia Minority group. Furong’s main attractions are the older, architectural structures and the wooden buildings that provided most of the film’s sets. There is also a large stone archway, over 100 years old, built to commemorate the virtue of a young woman.
Fenghuang Ancient Town: Fenghuang Ancient Town, literally means Phoenix Ancient Town, is known as the most beautiful town in China. It was first built in the year of 1704(Qing Dynasty). Over 300 years’ history, it still remains its original appearance. It is a great place to take a stroll and get to know the local life.
Full day trip to visit attractions in Fenghuang Ancient Town, including Shen Congwen's Former Residence, Xiong Xiling's Former Residence, Yang's Ancestral Hall, Rainbow Bridge Art Building, Longevity Palace, other ancient buildings and boating on the Tuojiang River. After visiting Fenghuang, drive to Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie. Stay overnight in Wulingyuan.
Shen Congwen's former Residence: It is located in the South China Camp Street, which is a typical South Sihe ancient homes. Ancient House is the center of the small patio with stone paved Hongshi side. The courtyard of the brick-wood structure around the historic houses and estates are three rooms. Total there are more than 10 rooms. Housing is short. There no painting , but is exquisitely compact, antique.
Tujia people's Diaojiaolou: This (stilted house) house has its own ethnic distinctiveness; for it is constructed in such a way as to overhang the water and be supported by many wooden pillars. According to old tang book, the specific reason for building such a structure is to deliver the inhabitants from miasma, poisonous vegetation and venomous snakes. Aside from this, Tujia people are accustomed to constructing their houses over the water and in proximity to the mountains, with most residences established in the valleys, giving the appearance of crouching tigers. Clearly, the best way to construct a spacious and stable house, while economizing on material, is to lay the foundation on wooden pillars and build the structure upon it. Over several millennia, a simple shelter against wind and rain has evolved into a construction, which is practical, graceful and artistic, harmonizing with the surrounding natural environment.
Full day trip to Huangshi Village, Zhangjiajie Forest Park, Liuqi(Six Wonders) Pavilion, Zicao (Purple Grass) Pool. Stay overnight in Wulingyuan.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was established by the state council in 1982 as the 1st national forest park of China. Covering 13 sq km, the park is known for it's unique landscape with lush forests dominated by quartzite sandstone pillars. Bubbling brooks and charming lakes wind around the area and connect giant caves. One of China's most beautiful nature reserves, Zhangjiajie has wonderful hiking trails in a serene environment of staggering natural beauty.
Pick you up from your hotel lobby and head for Tianzi Mountain Cable Car Station. Take a cable car up to the mountain and in the meantime you can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Then walk along the mountain path to enjoy the scenery and the tour guide will give you more information about the attractions. Waterfalls, bridges, stone forests and caves are found throughout the mountains. Tianzi Mountain is known for 4 natural spectacles – the clouds of mist that circle the peaks of the mountain, the amazing views of the rising sun, the moonlit nights and snowcapped winter peaks.
Then take a shuttle bus to Yuanjiajie Scenic Area, the core of Wulingyuan World Heritage, which is a mysterious, magic and primitive place. Here you will see the First Bridge, which is a natural bridge connecting two mountains together. Most of all, you will see the Hallelujah Mountain(Qiankun Column), the prototype of the floating Hallelujah Mountain in the Hollywood blockbuster Avatar. When clouds and mists rise, you may feel like standing in a fairyland. Go down the mountain by Bailong Elevator (Hundred Dragons Elevator). It is claimed to be the highest outdoor elevator with the largest carrying capacity in the world and is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Then take a shuttle bus to the exit and the driver will transfer you to the airport or railway station for your departure.
Hotel (4 nights including daily breakfast)
1. The package price is based on two persons sharing one room. If you have odd number of travelers, you have two options: 1. one room will have three persons with an extra bed. 2. Pay single room supplement to have an extra room for the one person.
2. You can extend your stay in Zhangjiajie after the tour finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for the extended days.
Payment Methods: 1.Pay cash to tour guide 2.Credit card 3.PayPal 4.Bank transfer
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