Saturday, November 12, 2005

Zhangjiajie, the Foggy World, China

Zhangjiajie National Park Image
Zhangjiajie is the First National Forest Park of China including in a World Natural Heritage site Wulingyuan Scenic Area which is the well-known scenic spot of Zhangjiajie. Zhangjiajie is noted for the queer peaks, tranquil water and beautiful forests.

Location of Zhangjiajie, China

Zhangjiajie region is located in the North West part of Hunan Province in the South Central part of China mainland where is famous from its beautiful natural scenic surrounded by numerous of the mountains and Yangtze River pass through the north part of Province, Hunan Province was named as the most beautiful province of China.

The location of Zhangjiajie is located between the apophysis of Yungui Altiplano and the lower area of Dongting Lake at the center of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, densely covered by mountains and waters, 97 percent of the area is covered with 98 families of plants with 517 species; it is two times over the total of plants in Europe.

The total area of Zhangjiajie is 13.34 square kilometers; Zhangjiajie is not only rich of forest but also 116 types of animals living there.

Zhangjiajie’s Weather

Zhangjiajie has a humid under the central subtropical damp monsoon climate, the rain falls mostly in April – June. July – August are hot and humid.

The four different seasons are quite different, there has enough sunshine, rich of rainwater, long frost-free period and short cold period.

The average frost-free period of Zhangjiajie is about 215 – 270 days a year which is benefits the development of agriculture, forestry, husbandry and fishery. Anyway as the complex and changeable of the weather in the city drought, floods, storms, hails and other disasters also happen occasionally.

The average temperature is 6.8 degrees Celsius.

The Attractions in Zhangjiajie

There are a lot of famous Attractive places in Zhangjiajie, such as Baofeng Lake, the Huanglong Cave (The largest cave in Asia), and many beautiful waterfalls and brooks.

The most attractive scene that Zhangjiajie features is the mysterious mountain covered with dense, primeval forests. It is said that 23 species of tare animals and more than 3,000 species of plants are living in the misty world.

243 “Peak-Pillars”, each height are over 1,000 meters; they are often shrouded in mist and drizzle; these “Peak-Pillars” come together with “Peak-Forests” which are rarely found in anywhere else in the world.

Those visitors who visit the top of Tianzi Mountain will see the group of Peak-Pillars looking like soldiers in an enormous battle array.
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