_We***37Breathe talking mountain views from above. I wouldn't recommended it for those you who are scared of heights. Ticket is not cheap but it's worth it. Buy your tickets online is more convenient. AB tickets ; takes you from the cable station all the way up and you walk down. C tickets; you take bus from cable station to mountain base and make your way up from there. Bring your own drink and snacks.
Asuming Samuelvery beautiful place you can learn more about Chinese history and also the city in Changsha.. I did enjoy the place very good and I will love to go there again I was there with my lovely wife, she also did enjoy the place.
Humphreyon my third day in Changsha I decided to go and visit the museum and I can say I learned quite a lot about Hunan’s history and how the people who lived there used to do things, the dynasty, emperors and also the huge emperors tomb, I also managed to make a friend along the way, it was an awesome experience!
MaxSWonderful! This is the fantastic place! I've never seen such charming ancient town in my life! That was interesting step by step study its hidden beauty ,explore the narrow curved streets and meet surprises at every corner. The river side offers spectacular view. Day and night experience is different. Amazing night illumination is transforming this fairy tale land into magic view!
_内蒙彭于晏_Still very good, the pass can be free for buses, many museums, performance pass can also be free to watch, a ticket has many uses, but other costs are also very large, riding, feeding small animals, or eating something may empty your wallet (╥╯﹏╰╥) ง
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I get the C ticket and it's pretty cool as well. Although the C ticket has a short duration (minimum of 5 minutes) of cable car trip but you don't get to go all the way down to see the heavens gate and then to go all the way up to catch your cable car (A or B ticket). When you take A and B ticket, you don't need to take a bus to your cable Car, your cable car is right at the ticket station and it will take you directly to the mountain, it has a long ride cable car than C. each ticket has it's different advantages. if you want A and B ticket you should get it one day in advance. Not to forget to mention that these cable cars ride are claimed to be the longest ride in the world. There's three short glass bridge and each cost 5 yuan. The place is full of nature and beautiful view. There's a lot of hotels close by that allow foreigners to stay in and they are also quite cheap (about 130 yuan). You need to get enough sleep if you have to hike this mountain otherwise you will faint on the way. there are 999 steps to the heavens gate if you have C ticket.
overall it's really worth a visit. It's my first time to visit and was so amazed, probably wanna come back next time.
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On the edge of Hunan province lies a quaint little town, mysterious both in look and nature. Fenghuang Ancient Town (also know as Phoenix Ancient Town) seems to hold an air of intrigue and elegance as you wander through its alleys. While a lot has transformed to cater to tourist, the view is still one that will stay with us for years to come.⠀
In this little town, with a history spanning 1,300 years, Tuo Jiang River is a prominent feature for locals, who we saw either washing clothes, drifting on boats or catching fish. ⠀
Set against the stunning backdrop of houses built on wooden stilts, the Tuo Jiang River is a source of life for those living in Fenghuang Ancient Town. It stretches from northwest to southeast of the town, and often sees many a riverboat floating idly by as fishermen make their way to and from a long day at work.⠀
📍Fenghuang Ancient Town, Hunan Province, China⠀
Have you ever watched the movie Avatar? Based on James Cameron the floating Hallelujah Mountains were inspired in real place it’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park! The place is so magical that you can wonder how on earth did this rock formation forms. Specially when the mountain and trees are covered with snow. This one is LUCKY SHOT also because on this time we are heading back home early in the morning. We are in the taxi going the train station then we saw the mountains covered with snow! the most special one!
I’ll be back!
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Our spirit animal; a cheeky monkey spotted in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park - Wulingyuan Scenic Area. In Northern Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie is said to be the inspiration for the landscape seen in James Cameron’s “Avatar”, and it’s easy to see why he felt so inspired by thousands of cliff mountains!
📍Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China⠀
Zhangjiajie is a huge park in Hunan renowned for its bizarre pillar-like mountains.
Said to have inspired the floating Hallelujah Mountains in the film Avatar, the peaks of Zhangjiajie, although they don't fly, are even more incredible for being real. The 'floating mountain' effect can be seen when it's foggy and only the peaks rise above the clouds. It was hot and sunny when I was there, so I didn't see this view, but it was beautiful all the same.
Some areas, around infrastructure like the glass elevator, the cable car, and so on, can be very crowded, but there is also an impressive network of trails and it's possible to do some good hiking whilst avoiding both the crowds and modern development. Few other people bother climbing hundreds of steps when there's a lift 😆
Be sure to carry enough water if hiking and watch out for the monkeys, which are very good at stealing food.🐒
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Here comes the very famous mountain that went to inspire to make Avatar movie. Yes, the hanging mountains are conceived by the look of these tall mountains amidst the clouds. We took the flight to Zhangjiajie and headed on to Zhangjiajie national forest park. We hiked all the way up, to make it worthy. And it didn't disappoint us. This place is full of UNESCO heritage sites, and has 5A ratings. The next day we went to the world famous glass bridge, where you feel like walking over the clouds. P.S. If you're afraid of heights, better to avoid this ! It is usually super crowded, so plan it off the season/weekdays if you can. The following day, we get to see the door to heaven; yea, that's what is said about the 天门山 (Tianmen shan) entrance. This entrance truly has that spiritual look and feel. Btw, looking forward to next avatar movie already haha #urbanexplorer #leaveyourmark #avatarfloatingmountains #unescoworldheritage
#lightthecity It was very hot when we went （we had to buy a manually powered fan for 25 yuan） and there were tons of people visiting so you have to queue up to wait but the lines are fast. You can walk the island yourself or take a tram. It is a few kilometers to walk and we were lazy so we took the tram. The highlight of the place is a giant statue of Young Mao. There is also a museum right by but it was closed. There are plenty of parks and other smaller attractions as well. Wish we would have spent a little more time here as there is a beach at the other end of the island that we missed. You can easily spend the bulk of the day here seeing all the different attractions.
Changsha, Hunan, is the perfect place for a weekend getaway from south or central China.
Changsha has three highlights for me:
1. The food 🌶️
2. Hunan Provincial Museum 🏛️
3. The Yuelu Academy ⛩️
Hunanese food, 湘菜, is fiery hot and exquisitely flavoured. Numerous restaurants serve barbecue, beef cooked with chilli peppers and other local specialities. It's also famous for its streetfood, particularly Changsha stinky tofu (choudoufu). I'm not a big fan but many people rave about it. Just follow the odour of an open sewer to find some 😆
The Hunan Provincial Museum is excellent. The main exhibit is the treasures excavated from a Han Dynasty tomb discovered near Hunan, including thousands of well preserved grave goods. The prize attraction is a unique 'wet mummy', the body of the wife of a local ruler, which was enbalmed using a chemical process preserving the soft tissue (unlike Egyptian mummies, for example, which are dried out.) The museum entrance and main exhibits are free but some temporary exhibits require a ticket.
The Yuelu Academy (岳麓书院，Yuelu Shuyuan) is an ancient centre of higher learning. Dating back centuries, it became one of China's first modern universities, Hunan University. The original academy can be visited inside the Hunan University campus.
Finally, Changsha is notable for its most famous son, Mao Zedong, who was born in a village outside Changsha city (Shaoshan). Orange Island, a long low island in the Xiang River that flows through Changsha, is a pleasant park home to a massive statue of the handsome young Mao's head. He stares down the river as if looking into the future.
Orange Island is also the best place to appreciate Changsha's modern skyline, which is colourfully lit at night.🌃
On several main railway lines, Changsha is only a few hours from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan and other major cities.🚄
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A fairytale called 凤凰 Fenghuang (Phoenix Town) 😍
➡️ Located in Hunan Province and with more than 300 years of history, this town was regarded as the most beautiful town in China by New Zealand writer Rewi Alley and added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on March 28, 2008 in the Cultural category.
In fact, magical, enchanting and mystical are only a few of the words to describe walking by the small alleys, riverside walking paths of this ancient gem. 🤩
The region is also home to the “Miao” people, a colorful and culturally- and historically-rich ethnic minority that lives primarily in southern China.