[Beautiful Hunan in Summer] Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Editor:Sharon Lee
Updated:2017-07-15 10:51:00

雨后清晨,在张家界武陵源黄石寨拍到的云海枫林。吴勇兵摄于6月16日 A sea of clouds floating midst the stone pillars of Huangshiizhai area, Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie City after raining, June 6. Photo by Wu Yongbing

做一个山民,与山风和星月为伴。姚冶摄 Being here, anyone would enjoy the summer cool with the views of beautiful mountains, refreshing breeze and bright stars at night. Photo by Yao Ye


You can not see such mountains in any other place of the world. There are more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 m high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges.


Where is it: Wulingyuan Scenic Area,located in Zhangjiajie City, western Hunan Province


What to do : Watching the sunrise, smelling the flowers ,river tracing, enjoying the scenery and watching monkeys, staying overnights, etc.


How to get there: It takes 3.5 hours for traveling from Changsha, the provincial capital, on superhighway to reach this place. Changsha City → Changsha-Zhangjiajie Expressway → Zhangci Road → Yanglong Road → Huanglong Road → Wuling Road. Tourists can also take direct flights to Zhangjiajie Lotus Airport and later taking car there.


Recommended spots nearby: Baofeng Lake, Huanglong Cave, Tianmenshan Mountain

Baofeng Lake

Huanglong Cave

Tianmenshan Mountain, Source: Photo.rednet.cn