First off, don’t ask me how to pronounce this word. Think you say Jung Jea Jee but who the hell knows. Seriously though, this is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. Not just in China, but in the world. We throw around this phrase of ‘it took my breath away’ without actually experiencing it. Wait until you see the stone pillars for the first time – it’s like being hit in the chest with a club!
Before I get to the photos (which really don’t do the place any justice), Zhangjiajie can we a little intimidating to visit as the information out there is a little messy. What you need to know is the park, which inspired Pandora and the Hallelujah Mountains in the movie Avatar, is called the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area. This consists of 3 separate areas called Zhangjiajie, Tianzi Shan and the Suoxi Valley. The famous stone pillars are in the Zhangjiajie region of the park, but don’t miss the other parts – just as impressive.
In terms of visiting the park, your best friend is Google and a map from your accommodation. The ticket to the park is 248 Yuan but is good for 4 days, so make the most of it!
Now for the pictures. I’m not going to bother labelling them because they’re mostly all of the same region but I couldn’t get enough of the place!