Zhangjiajie National Forest Park Tianzi Mountain

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (2 of 3): Hiking Tianzi Mountain

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of China’s, and the world’s, most breathtaking natural scenic areas. First opened in 1982, it’s the country’s first ever national park. Zhangjiajie is known for its huge sandstone pillars formed by many years of water erosion, and there are a near countless number of them throughout the area. At

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Furong Town

Furong Ancient Town: Where Caves, Waterfalls & Tujia Culture Converge

Waterfalls? Caves? Traditional Chinese architecture? How about all three in the same scene? Furong Ancient Town, located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, is undoubtedly one of China’s most unique historical towns. For whatever reason, though, it’s often overlooked by tourists – both international and domestic. And that’s all the more reason to come

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Tianmen Mountain Zhangjiajie

Tianmen Mountain: Heaven’s Gate in Hunan

Tianmen Mountain, located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, is one of China’s most impressive national parks. The mountain is home to a number of geological mysteries, such as a massive hole in the rock known as ‘Heaven’s Gate’ and Guigu Cave, a seemingly manmade yet completely natural square cavern. The large and colorful

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Tianxin Pavilion Changsha

Top 5 Things to Do in Changsha

Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province, is well off the radar for most travelers to China. It’s mainly known as a place to pass through on the way to Zhangjiajie National Park. But the city of several million is more than just a transport hub. It has thousands of years of history, and a lot

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Yuelu Mountain Changsha

Changsha: Exploring Yuelu Mountain & Orange Island

Changsha, the capital of China’s southern Hunan Province, is home to around 5 million people. Yet, given China’s massive population, it doesn’t even crack the list of twenty biggest cities! As such, Changsha is largely unknown to foreign visitors, though some pass through on their way to Zhangjiajie National Park. But despite its relative obscurity,

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