Zhangjiajie Photo Gallery and Information Page

Tours Featuring Zhangjiajie:
Majestic Scenery 15-Day Tour (CIT010): Mounigou – Jiuzhaigou – Chengdu – Leshan – Emeishan (Mount Emei) – Zhangjiajie – Fenghuang
Don’t forget that we also offer custom tours to any destination in China, including Zhangjiajie!

Map of China showing the location of Zhangjiajie
Zhangjiajie is the name commonly used for what is more properly referred to as the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The area is world-famous for its otherworldly scenery, which served as a primary inspiration in creating the alien Pandoran landscape for the blockbuster science fiction film Avatar.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 张家界 (traditional characters: 張家界; pinyin: Zhāngjiājiè)
Province: Hunan
Weather: cool winters and hot, humid summers, with large fluctuations in temperature between morning and afternoon

Zhangjiajie Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Zhangjiajie. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

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Misty karst (limestone) peaks and cliffs covered with vegetation in the Tianzi Mountain area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A pagoda overlooks a vivid green karst (limestone) landscape in the Tianzi Mountain area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Gondolas (cable cars) ascend Tianzi Mountain through mist-shrouded karst peaks in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
The Tianzi (“Son of Heaven”) Mountain area
(photo by Ken)
A pagoda in the Tianzi Mountain area
(photo by Jason)
Tianzi gondolas
(photo by Filipe Fortes)
Cable cars pass through misty karst (limestone) peaks in the Tianzi Mountain area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China View from a cable car downward along the gondola cables in the Tianzi Mountain area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A view of  karst (limestone) cliffs and peaks from the 'Emperor's Throne' in the Tianzi Mountain area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A monkey with orange fur in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Gondolas at Tianzi Mountain
(photo by John Philip)
View from a gondola
(photo by Jason)
The “Emperor’s Throne”
(photo by Jason)
A Zhangjiajie monkey
(photo by James Jin)
A tourist feeds a monkey in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Terraced fields among the karst (limestone) peaks and cliffs of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China The First Bridge in the World (天下第一桥), a natural bridge connecting karst (limestone) peaks, in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Negotiating with the monkeys
(photo by Jason)
Cultivated fields up on a mountain
(photo by Jason)
The “First Bridge in the World”
(photo by Philip Lai)
The First Bridge in the World (天下第一桥), a natural bridge connecting karst (limestone) peaks, in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A view upward through the leafless branches of tall, thin trees of a karst (limestone) tower in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Women from the Tujia ethnic minority dressed in colorful red dresses, with ornately decorated hats, in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Tourists surround a large statue of He Long, a famous military leader, in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
The First Bridge
(photo by Jason)
Looking upward
(photo by “Raisin Bun“)
Tujia women
(photo by Filipe Fortes)
Statue of He Long
(photo by Jason)
A large sign reading 贺龙公园 (He Long Park) in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Karst (limestone) peaks in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Misty karst (limestone) peaks in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
He Long Park
(photo by Ken)
Otherworldly karst (limestone) peaks
(photo by CIT associate Mark Kao)
Karst peaks, an inspiration for the
Pandoran landscape in
Avatar
(photo by CIT associate Mark Kao)
A view from the Bailong Sightseeing Elevator straight down into a karst (limestone) canyon in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China The Bailong Sightseeing Elevator rises up the sheer face of a karst (limestone) cliff in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A view of karst (limestone) cliffs and peaks from the Bailong Sightseeing Elevator in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
View from the Bailong Sightseeing Elevator
(photo by Kazuhito Kidachi)
The Bailong Elevator
(photo by Jason)
View from the Bailong Elevator
(photo by Kazuhito Kidachi)
Karst (limestone) peaks and cliffs in the Backyard Garden (Houhuayuan) area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Vivid green vegetation and karst formations in the Backyard Garden (Houhuayuan) area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Backyard Garden (后花园, Hòuhuāyuán)
(photo by Jason)
Backyard Garden
(photo by Jason)
Karst landscape silhouetted in the misty blue predawn light of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A wooden walkway passes through trees alongside Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪) in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Zhangjiajie in the predawn light
(photo by Jason)
Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪, Jīnbiān Xī)
(photo by Jason)
The pure water of Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪) in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪) passes through boulders in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Golden Whip Stream
(photo by Jason)
Golden Whip Stream
(photo by Jason)
Golden Whip Stream (金鞭溪) passes through boulders in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Fairy Bridge, a natural limestone bridge in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Tourists prepare to board a sightseeing train that passes through the karst (limestone) landscape of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A stream passes through karst landscape in the Ten-Mile Gallery (十里画廊) area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Golden Whip Stream
(photo by Jason)
Fairy Bridge
(photo by Jason)
Sightseeing Train
(photo by Filipe Fortes)
Ten-Mile Gallery
(photo by Jason)
A misty karst landscape in the Ten-Mile Gallery (十里画廊) area of Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A stream flows through karst (limestone) landscape in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China A stream flows beneath karst (limestone) peaks in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Mist and karst peaks
in Ten-Mile Gallery

(photo by Ken)
A stream in Zhangjiajie
(photo by Raisin Bun)
“Mountain-and-water” (山水,
shānshuǐ) scenery

(photo by Filipe Fortes)
A densely forested area in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Flowering trees bloom among karst (limestone) land formations in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Trees grow thick in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
A forest in Zhangjiajie
(photo by Ken)
Flowers in bloom
(photo by CIT associate Mark Kao)
Trees in Zhangjiajie
(photo by Ken)
Karst (limestone) peaks and cliffs in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China Karst (limestone) peaks and cliffs in Zhangjiajie (张家界), Hunan Province, China
Karst peaks and cliffs in Zhangjiajie
(photo by Filipe Fortes)
More karst peaks and cliffs in Zhangjiajie
(photo by Filipe Fortes)
Tours Featuring Zhangjiajie:
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Majestic Scenery 15-Day Tour (CIT010)
Mounigou – Jiuzhaigou – Chengdu – Leshan –
Emeishan (Mount Emei) – Zhangjiajie – Fenghuang

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