Heard that October is the best season to visit world prices, you can feel the autumn scenery in the mountains, but also you can see the mountains in winter scenery. By the end of October, long-planned tour of Zhangjiajie's finally realized. 6 people in Guangzhou, the starting line, 22:05 am train ride T356 times out at the Guangzhou Railway Station, after 13 hours of bumps, the next day at around 10:45 am arrived at Zhangjiajie train station, also under the light rain days.
Due to go before the information obtained from the Internet, Zhangjiajie that time had been raining, the weather was relatively cold, rainy days have been a tour of Zhangjiajie is the worst time to reluctantly leave has been scheduled, had to go according to worthwhile. Because in Zhangjiajie know a friend of local development to Guangzhou, the train, we rented directly to the Department of surfaces friends who went straight to hotel. From the train station to the bus to and from the urban areas, about 1 yuan per person fare, surface even more, and is usually is 3 yuan / person, you are lucky you can encounter soliciting to the train station but do not want to return empty That price is more cheaper, we encountered a pack of one side of the city, the line of 6 people to 5 yuan fare, with an average less than one dollar a person.
The friend is the managing director of Menzies Hotel, the hotel is located in the urban area of the bridge road. To go to the hotel to get his warm reception, where the price fairly cheaper accommodation (150 yuan / 3 earth). Because we can not buy a sleeper ticket hard-seat train ride up, and so I decided to take a rest day in Zhangjiajie City, a half-day, the next day before entering the scenic area. Totally unfamiliar, we do not bother to look for guides to find their own cars, go through and to thank the total consultations, decided to ask him to help us with a guide, please car, but the line should be determined by us, time is up to us to master the final say set at the mountains for three days (including tour guides, import vans, food, housing, attraction tickets) for all costs incurred taxes, we pay 750 yuan per person. I think this is considered cheap because it includes the entire scenic area of 108 yuan tickets, Huanglong Cave tickets for 66 yuan, but also in the best in the world bridge, we live in a luxury room, the whole best in the world the only two scenic bridge balcony in the face of the back garden of the room, up the next morning, opened his eyes could be enjoying the beauty of the garden.
Because the route from our hands, taking into account the limited time available, do not want to turn back, we feel that the reverse trip. The three-day itinerary is as follows:
1st day: Yellow Dragon Cave - Wulingyuan scenic area - Suoxi Yu - Nantian Gate - Long Park - Tianzishan
The next day: From the Tianzhishan down the mountain on foot, after Shilihualang - Shuiraosimen - Jinbian Xi - best in the world bridge
Day three: best in the world bridge walk to the Yang Jiajie, Oolong Chai - Moon Jiangya - Huang Shih Village - Back to Zhangjiajie
Walk through Yellow Dragon Cave
7:30 am, we leave to proceed Huanglong Cave, because yesterday was also rain, the scenery on both sides are covered with a layer of thick white fog, travel teams circled the mountainous region in western Hunan. I saw mountain loop turn, a hazy light of vault of heaven appears in front of the cliff under the white river, green fields, black Vacherie catch a glimpse of the misty rain. Before long we reached the location of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie's first attraction of the trip: Huanglong Cave - underground caverns landscape.
Parking opposite the hotel a vein strange and beautiful Rock Hill, ghosts ax magic not seen a critical situation, Tianzaodeshe significant for its natural, such as the array of smoke in a landscape like Dan-Qing, extremely vivid. As our tour lasted for two hours while the line of holes. Huanglong Cave large-scale, in-depth the heart of the mountains, so chilly, but we were walking, the movement not feel very cold, Cidong open soon managed quite well, no pollution, Shek Pik, such as jade-like crystal clear. A few hundred meters of the channel, quoted in we went to the underground river marina, sub-multiplier boats watching the small boats along the river that is five light landscape: the quiet underground river, over-ear sound of the wind rustle, motor sound pierced the black river, still capable of in the weak light such as the shadow seen in water waves. It brought together thousands of the root of the stalagmite wonders, then puts up the towering underground river bridge, as well as the tour guide's explanation of Miss sounds appealing charm full of folk songs and singing, people along the way a dream, such as drunk, to forget the time of the passage of time. Huanglong Cave entrance 10 the number of frames of contemporary celebrity prominent inscription Le Dan, but the shortcomings to be whether the history of precipitation, the hole before the attic corridor, is imitation Tujia Boasting a standard built by the Tujia Art Troupe performance was filled with earth wind rugged mountain atmosphere.
Came out from the Yellow Dragon Cave, we immediately drove straight Baofeng Hu (from Huanglong Cave to Baofeng Hu travel about ten minutes). [If there is no car ride his tricycle (fare 5 yuan / person)] Baofeng Hu scenic spot ticket the same for 62 yuan. There are beautiful scenic charming Baofeng Hu lake Bitou, calm like a mirror side of the green will be collected around Castle Peak them. Lakes get a free cruise lake visitors a week to let you overlooking the Lake of the show, the odd mountain. Baofeng Hu does not end there, as well as folk song Pavilion, and the eagle nest Chai, the two spots in the same mountains do not have time visitors to the eagle nest is best after Walled doubled back, or gone the way mountain road is not only far but also no spots. Whole process takes about one and a half to three hours.
Car to the Baofeng Hu, and we went straight to Wulingyuan scenic entrance to enter the Zhangjiajie scenic spot, and this ticket to implement a vote system (108 yuan / person), enter the scenic spot after the car trip about 10 minutes later, you can not look inside gone, then the road will have to walk. We started climbing trip to the summit from the foot of the mountain hamlet of 10 (ie, kiosks), so if we go to cottage tired when they can target, knew the performance up to the summit of the. Many scenic spots along the way, we can not hard at mountain climbing, the scenery along the way forgot to watch. Implicit Xianqiao, Sandie Quan, Nantian Gate, Whispering Gallery, Jin Kau Yi ... ... are in process can watch climbers that, after the imperial brush up to the summit peak, Shenzhen Pavilion, Long Park, General Rock, East rooftops, West roof, 1000 layer of rock, point sets, viewing platform, the Shen Tang Wan ... ... scenery. Peak has a unique one of the shops selling Lei Cha, 15 yuan / person how much you drink any bowl, can not but try, where Lei Cha a very strong fragrance (more than later, we drink tastes better in Huangshi Zhai more.) That night we stay at the Tianzishan on. Accommodation suggestions as far as possible to find high-lying hotels, choose the side of the room facing the Long Park, the next morning woke up in bed Tianzishan be able to see the most beautiful scenery. This time we lived in Yunlong Hotel.
The next morning, down from Tianzishan by Shilihualang (not afraid of hard work, Shilihualang this section, we must follow, along the beauty of many), scenic spots of pagodas peak Shentang three guards, sister peak, herbs elderly, 3 Tower incense burner ... ... Actually, I think Shilihualang not only those with the most beautiful names of attractions, along streams, creeks on both sides of the scenery has been enough to make people intoxicated. Come to an end, you can choose to eat lunch Shilihualang the entrance, where there is between "Sambo XX" small restaurant "(the specific name of forgotten treasures front of the word anyway, where there is the same name) where the smoke meat, fresh mushroom is very tasty, especially the bacon, we ate a three-disc, or food for thought, (the end of this journey back when we recognized that meal is a journey is one of the most delicious meal of bacon, but never forget where , Ha ha!)
Eat lunch, you can walk 20 minutes to Shuiraosimen, (if time allowed, you can package the Department of surfaces about 5 yuan per person), water is also Jinbian Xi Rao 4, one at the entrance.
Probe into Jinbian Xi
Jinbian Xi is located in north-east of Zhangjiajie Forest Park, River side 20 meters wide, but shallow at only you have not seen the foot, so named because of flow through a Jinbian Yan. Zhangjiajie dozens of kilometers of its out, over the import Lishui Suoxi Yu, becoming the number one source of his ilk Baili Wai Dongting Lake. Gap between the two about Jinbian Xi coiled away, a bluestone trail down the river along the forest set off the peak backwater transfer, but added a very quiet cool, mountain climbing and the kind of restless feeling like a bath after a clean and gone.
Gap between the two 50 meters wide, but that Chihiro now encroaching on both sides of the mountains, so close the distance so that you can not Zongmu overlooking. Only the rise of worship into the cloud peak experience of their magnificent momentum and Fengzi, and only at this time, the true face of this mountain at a glance, it is no longer rolling faction, but that the vertical joints, smooth erosion surface, The gap was even Santo burst.
Zhangjiajie has four river, the longest when the number of Jinbian Xi, only a section of its development to tourists, there were nearly eight kilometers one-way between the Black River a small wooden bridge, translucent pebbles on the water flow, the venue for shady bamboo forest scenery, Jun-wei, compared with the mountain, which is really elegant in the water. There are a few eye-Pak Sha Jing-Quan Yanxi, turning land turned over the light wave. In the spring longevity outside the rocky beach in a very shallow water, over the colored gravel, nature has given Jin Bianxi with colorful stones, making a cast of the usual stream of color art.
Another feature along Jinbian Xi is its clean, bluestone trail when the cleaning staff in the event that the road is already very clean, keep a paper bag left. Their focus, due diligence is rare.
A half Jinbian Xi, from the "East meet," the foot of the mountain, they began climbing trip about more than one child can reach the best in the world bridge bridge when we boarded the best in the world is the evening of the . Best in the world bridge attractions are: the back garden, Ecstasy Taiwan ... ... at night living in the best in the world bridge the Peak, "Taoyuan Hotel" This hotel's unique two terrace garden landscape panorama luxury double room.
The next morning, hurriedly finished to enjoy breakfast, we would go visit the scenic rush Yangjia Jie, Yang Jiajie is not a formal development of the area, generally relatively small group tours to go here. Therefore, time is our own journey of course can not be missed here, this can also be comparable to Tianzishan. Do not go to Yang Jiajie not "blunder Walled bandit's nest", where you can lead a return to bandits addiction (of course if you are super fat, I suggest you do not go, go to the bandits must go through a small total Hall a small rock crevices, that gap as small as long as they are adults, have to be before they can be sideways through, if your body weight more than 100KG, then Oh, do not do it, or bandits in!) Oolong Village attractions are: Tianbo House Echo Hill, asking for the moon, air corridors, Marshal of rock ... .... Under the Village has made a mistake to begin the most difficult journey of this trip, and we choose to go in general no one walking a path, from the moon to go down the mountain oolong Walled Jiangya knife trench in the sand had a short walk the next day did not realize in the past Jinbian Xi, and finally to Huangshi Zhai, visit this section we have gone more than 4 hours, if slowly six hours are unavoidable. Only the middle between "beyond the bounds hotel" can be lunch, run out of lunch, we can speed up finally arrived around 15:00 Huangshi Zhai of the mountain, in order to save time we chose from behind the mountains Huangshi Zhai. In Huangshi Zhai stay more than an hour due to the time choose to go down the mountain cable car.
Boarding Huangshi Zhai
Nature's good fortune, bandits is useless thought, as evidenced by the mountains in Zhangjiajie, 10000 grieved cliff, cliffs Peak, such as the split through the mine, such as the calendar knife chopping, forming a faction of sandstone peaks, with its mountain insurance Shui Xiu, Zhangjiajie W were widely known, so travel in this landscape, where the points will be more fatigue and hardship.
Huangshi Zhai is the location of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of the most mature now Zhangjiajie scenic spot, travelers are concentrated here. Is that this tiny place, as well as local native home run Shangcuan children under the tout for the singing folk songs along the way, a dollar. Further inquiries, a square known for the nearby primary school students, teachers, teaching folk songs, using the weekend to buy school supplies out of some money, so you point two, he points 3, the road Qingqing voice singing folk songs come and go, down also allows you to temporarily forget the foot of hard work, unwittingly been through a mountain.
Mountain seen in mountain, is a feature of Zhangjiajie, but also the characteristics of Huangshi Zhai, what "Jozan Shenzhen", "Southern pillar," and so wonderful the name of the location, that is, Peter Hill, from Hill looking sweet spot. Mountain natural steep America and unforgettable, but will be attached to this on the legends, but only once a breeze Bale ears.
Walled top has a Tujia architectural style of the six odd Pavilion, a restaurant, a hotel, the mountain forests that can accommodate 50 people stay.
6 Qi-ko is a tower-like the tower, towering stone square in the station base, the board of this Court, provides a panoramic view of various scenic spots in Zhangjiajie, but the day the clouds gathered and Rain Fei-Fei, Tang that this Court can only look nearly boundless sea of clouds, Ge top there is a long-whiskered black Laozhang wife and in this put out a platform for the visitors inscription as souvenirs, earn more pen-owned, there is a song on the third floor units, two Tujia girl warmly invited guest song, its posted on the wall view table of contents folk songs, singing with the children very much the same mountain roads, and are thus moved by only a handful, which is quite leisure. 6 Qi Qi Ge to where mountains, water, Qi, Qi Shi, Yun Qi, plants and animals Qi Qi is named, like its unique peaks, high spring, mandarin duck knee, South China tigers are rare in the scenery, and materials in order to dilute the expensive, is still the law of society, the natural world are no exception, once plunged into the Red Dust.
After downhill from Huangshi Zhai, sent us into the mountains of that mini-buses have been waiting for us in the foot of the mountain, and return straight to Zhangjiajie City. After three days of marching style of living, feeling that your feet do not belong to himself, and refuses to write. Return to the town is the first major event to enjoy, first of all go to foot massage feet bath shops, let your feet stretch of the muscles stretch, and then of course, is to feature a local pub feel the pull of local nightlife!
The fifth day of our in-depth Tujia and partial provision of the village the most, from the Ministry of Zhangjiajie package surface to jiaoziya town, the town of the packet from the vehicle into the deepest mountains and partial provision of the most inhabited village - Liming Yu Cun. There are Tujia people are very warm hospitality, had the honor to accompany them mountains mining Ye Jun, see pheasants, birds ... ...
On the sixth day we boarded the train in Zhangjiajie bound Jishou, after almost 3 hours by car to arrive around 19:30 in the Jishou. To save time, got off the train, we went straight to the Phoenix rental department side of the ancient city (70 Yuan / Department), arrived in Phoenix around 21:00. To find the house hotels and booked on to taste Phoenix cuisine.
Eat in Phoenix
We went to Phoenix one of the major purpose is to eat. One to Phoenix, despite covered with Zheng Chen, everywhere looking for food street, finally found, ha ha, there is a unique teppanyaki style, is very delicious Charcoal-Broiled. Prices are also very cheap, every kind of 1-5 per month, a string of Mala Tang Mao's two different varieties to some, eating is not for the discovery of soup, and I do not know their history. A bunch of hair to be a lot of grilled lamb, but also on the local beer taste strange to eat. There are imported shells of tooth sweet rice balls, five of us drink eat drink do not have enough 60 yuan. Are not afraid of spicy Hunan and what dishes are put pepper. Logically Cantonese is the most afraid of spicy, but we almost did not Huan tonne to have non-spicy, non-eating flaming lips, can not be sweating profusely, probably because soil and water bar.
Phoenix's Ducks Jiuyang daimyo, when Spicy roast duck on the table, everyone robbed opened the leg of the duck. The whole disc is oily red peppers, do not feel very hot, not greasy, it is the appetizer. Duck is not tough is not cotton, delicious Sauvignon. Braised fish is Tuojiang river fish, delicious. Cabbage lettuce as refreshing as the West, Loeb also known as gold leaf vegetables, sweet tender. There are lichens, Tanks bacteria specialties inexpensive. Phoenix inside the Ambassador Hotel where the food is best. Here food for several meals, before he bites still be here.
Phoenix sweet rice wine, the scenery as she began to feel cotton and sweet, then intoxicating. Especially the use of bamboo tubes filled with warm water on the sweet rice wine, more unique fragrance.
Beautiful mountains - Phoenix
Green meandering across the Fenghuang Tuo Jiang on a small bridge, was short, wide, wooden piers covered with Chi Yu, who met when traveling sideways by. Legend no previous board, and across the bridge when the bridge piers on the jumps, therefore called "jump rock." But I can see it between the two piers there are about 5 meters distance, not the martial arts kung fu master is not the water drift is hard on the jump. The Tuojiang edge early in the morning there are many laundry woman, walking on the shore could hear what the walls look gray clubbing clothes sound.
Another night under the Tuojiang some quiet, we sat under the wall of the root chat Tuo River. Looking at the other side of the scattered light floating around in the dark water, ears only Youyan sound of running water, we all immersed in such a quiet night inside.
Morning, we rented a boat from the north gate along the river down. Tuo river clear, Wall where the river is very shallow water swimming to ease, you can see that blatantly Roubo where plants can be traced back stays a long pole diffuse.
Tuo of the South Bank is an ancient city walls, with purple sand piled, elegant without losing grand. Walls are east and north two towers, turbulent past, is still spectacular.
Ship off the East Gate tower, you pass through Hongqiao. Hongqiao is a block Old Bridge, the original bridge are wind and rain Gallery, and later demolished when the road, and now rebuilt. Occasionally visible Diaojiaolou Hongqiao area, but there is no look at the scenery Diaojiaolou Xiang women. After a Hongqiao is a Bay Scenic Area, you can see both sides of the building and Wan Tsui wins China Tower and other attractions.
Boat tour from the north gate to the Waterside Park, in the middle after two dams. Passing Passing when we want to go ashore, then insisted on shipping Shaogong fell to the downstream, upstream from the boat when we should pull up a slope.
We are settled in the Phoenix inn called "the case of floor of Castle Peak" in the balcony you can saw the South Mountain, mountains green, "I see the more charming Castle Peak, Castle Peak is expected to see me to be the case."
South Mountain is a National Forest Park, mountain is not high, paved with stone steps. Wooded areas, Zhu Feng Jing Xiu. Fresh air and refreshing, with the city's version is a natural oxygen bar. Unfortunately, the time we did not go into the
Phoenix's long history, emerged in a number of celebrities, modern people are familiar with Shen Cong-wen, Huang Yongyu.
Shen Cong-wen's house in the city, is a typical southern courtyard, brick-wood structure. Which showcases the Shen's photographs, writings, and used objects. Which hung a photo when he was in the army, hair fluffy.
"One soldier was not killed in battle, that is, to return home", which is the uncle Shen Cong-wen Huang Yongyu tomb inscribed inscription. Shen Cong-wen's grave is located in Waterside Park, there is no mass graves, trees of a large natural stone. The stone is engraved with a positive set of Shen's writing: "As far as I thought, can understand the 'I'; as I thought, could meet some people.", After the stone is Shen Cong-wen Yi Mei Chang-charge and the essays together: "No, do not discount From also-chee also enable; l'etoile his writing Knows his heart. "cemetery there is a monument, engraved with Shen's wife Zhang Zhao and the two letters written in episode order, between the lines full of sad people's feelings of nostalgia.
Tsui House wins big new house painter Huang Yongyu, each went to Phoenix to know. Duo Tsui House built in the Tuojiang side, yes arch-type structure, sophisticated chic. There in front of a small wooden plaque: "Private homes, open to visitors.
If you ask Huang Yongyu's old home where the Phoenix is not for every one to know. In accordance with a small map, 3 afternoon, tricycles brought us about a place, and then ask the local residents, we came to an ordinary house before the entrance theme of "vicious dog at home there, visitors to be careful."
Private housing allow strangers to visit casually, I think, only the Phoenix bar. Phoenix people are very simple, ask for directions, they will enthusiastically pointing.
Phoenix inadvertently distributed everywhere in the simple yet profound cultural presence. Building mostly cornices Qiaojiao, the door will have a couplet, and some with carved wood. I have seen a door stuck, "they ask for a mind free from ghosts; why the door God", owner's magnanimous and above-board can be seen. Coincided with National Day, on the street photographic exhibitions, basketball games, Chaoyang Palace, staged a different drama every night. In Phoenix, we feel a kind of far from the Madding Crowd in Yau Yat and Yan Yan's honest.
Unless we have the ancient city of Phoenix, package surface to the Deben, Deben from Jishou to about 40 minutes by car. Deben, Hmong means "beautiful valley."
Deben village Mai Menpiao (10 yuan / person), which is a new Miao Village, Village attractions is the essence behind. Into the deep gorge, we have no direction, only know the source of streams is a waterfall. Along the winding creek, sometimes walking in the fields, sometimes climb the steep slopes, sometimes across the stream. As the next few days ago, before the rain, stones are very slippery, we carefully each other climbers.
Emerald on both sides of ridges and peaks, towering cliffs, there is no way to pedestrians, was later learned that this road are not going to the main attractions waterfall groups. After more than an hour's journey, and finally saw a thin waterfall hanging, as one of the Bai Lian Mazumdar hanging cliff.
Continue to climb up, we suddenly find conch peak. Bird ran up the peak, the peak is a platform, standing on peak overlooking absolutely Ridge ups, patchwork, this time covered with a layer of Xi Hui, as a picture. Arduous journey, can enjoy the scenery of this infinite, its mood is indescribable.
Return in the evening Jishou accommodation, because this is the end of the journey, and we think that had a luxury life, called the driver side will carry us to the best hotel, "Border Town guesthouse", which is really nice facilities. Prices were not too expensive, and Triple 300 yuan, and you go to has automatically give you a discount for each purchase of.
The next morning return to Zhangjiajie in the afternoon sit back to Guangzhou by train. From the Jishou also has a train to Zhangjiajie, but walking is the old line, back to Guangzhou to 20 hours, so we opted Zhangjiajie back to Guangzhou, just 13 hours or so.
1, Ming-Jie Hotel General Manager: XIE Pei-Lin Mobile: 13,907,441,553
2, Zhangjiajie city The best hotels are four-star international hotel dragons, Address: Jiefang Road TEL: 8226888
3, in the Zhangjiajie scenic spot, the clothing, food, shelter, transport, etc. are best guides to the bargain, usually more than you harvest.
4, in Zhangjiajie city, side of 1 yuan per person regardless of distance, waving or stopping.
5, city people in the region outside the cinema in the evening he is a bustling food street, Land Delicacies is absolutely unavoidable, and eat a friend not to miss the game, the price is relatively cheap.
6, go to the Phoenix city, if time permits, do not miss the following attractions:黄丝桥古城, Allah camps, Qiliang Dong. As for the "South Wall" If you give a lift to the camp of Allah after they could take to see if it is made a special trip to see the unnecessary. If the time is also enough may wish to consider bag the car from Phoenix to Tongren, there is another round of scenery. Phoenix Specialty Kiwi can not eat. Wild vegetables there.
7, Zhangjiajie The best viewing time is just after the rain is finished the first day or two, when the mountains will be able to see the fog, very hazy America, this time we have just come across such a good weather. If it is rainy day, the visibility is very low in the mountains and many attractions are seen.
This travel notes written in my November 6, 2000, Zhangjiajie, after returning, and 51 weather varied. May not pay attention to my description of the weather.