Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve

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Yuanjiajie lies between Huangshi Village (Yellow Stone Stronghold) and Tianzi Mountain (Emperor Mountain). From Zhangjiajie National Forest Park there are approaches to the place.

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Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve
Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve

Located in the northwest part of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Yuanjiajie is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. Added to this scene is an array of amazing lesser peaks and grotesque rocks. Each one stands in the valley and possesses its own peculiar shape. The foremost attractions in this area include: Back Garden, breathtaking Mihun Stage, and the First Bridge under the Sun.

There is a path (3000 steps, 1.5 hours walk) starts in the middle of Golden Whip Stream where there is a scenic spot called couple meeting from afar, when reaching the top, we can see traffic road and buses that transport tourists to Yangjiajie and Tianzi mountain, people usually spend 2 hours to do sightseeing nearby at Mihun tai and Natural Bridge before taking buses.

Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve
Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve

From Golden Whip Stream 2 hours walk to Bailong Elevator, the elevator (53 RMB) take you to the top, then walk 200 meters to the bus station, 5 minutes bus (one stop) introduce you to Mihuntai, you will spend 2 hours to do sightseeing around here. There are some household hotels available in Yangjiajie for those who want to see more scenic spots such as Yangjiajie, you can get to the household hotels by taking 10 minutes bus from Natural Bridge.

Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve
Yuanjiajie Nature Reserve

Mihun Stage: This is such a desirable place to enjoy wonderful scenery. Observe the many peaks standing majestically: lofty ones and short ones, some massive and some small. Notice how a few take on human form, while others resemble animals, all in all, a vast panorama. "Mi" in chinese means "to intoxicate people," and "hun" refers to our souls or inner being. Here upon this majestic stage, our souls are able to "commune" with every peak.

No.1 Bridge in the world: This natural stone bridge, streching across thin air between two mountain peaks, is 3 meters wide, 40 meters long, and 5 meters thick. it rises 357 meters above the valley floor. local people are accustomed to the adage,"walking on this bridge will bring you good health and longevity." if you make a way along the bridge, your body trembles ,your legs shake. so ,clearly, this natural structure not only tests your pulse and blood preesue, but it also challenges your psychological state.

Hallelujah Mountain: In the middle of the journey, there is a single, very imposing peak stands erect, seemingly reaching to the sky, and it is the prototype of hallelujah mountain. distinct from its comrades, this one is small at its base and increases in size at the top. standing before it, we can get the sensation of tottering and crumbling. if you ride Leonopteryx(a huge bird in the movie AVTAR) and fly between peaks, you are in the real Pandora world.

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