The trip begin with a bus 102 trip from hotel to the central bus station. Then we enter the bus station and looking for the mini bus heading to Wulingyuan. The bus fare is collected inside the bus.

We arrived at Wulingyuan around 10:15 AM. One of the local tour guide offer us a tour for 100 Yuan, which we accepted. It seems fair enough to get someone that can lead us where to go to save some time from asking for direction and things like that. The whole national park enterance cost 245 Yuan, which is valid for 4 days. There is also no discount for seniors, Unlike Thienmen. Unfortunately it is such a waste since we only have one day. Our first guide somehow had another job and she offloaded us to another one.

The ticket to the National Park is linked to your finger print so that tog can’t re-sell it again. One inside the queueing for the bus is phenomenal. The guide took us to the Tianzi first and taking mono trail car for 72 return, checking out a few spots along the way such as “The 3 Sisters”. We also stop there for lunch.

From there we head to Bailong (100 Dragon) lift, which took us to the top of the mountain. The lift is 326 m tall. It cost 144 Yuan per person for the return trip. At the top we walk to Yuanjiajie, to look at the avatar mountain, Unfortunately it was covered in clouds, so we can’t see anything. So we walk further towards the Village. We decided not to enter since it cost another 87 Yuan to enter. So we head down from there back to catch the Bailong lift down the mountain. On the way back we saw 2 monkeys sitting on top of the bridge loving the attention they get from the tourist. We then catch the bus down to the exit of the national park.

From there we catch a taxi which took us to the bus station. The taxi fare is 10 Yuan. And from the bus station we catch another bus back to the central bus station in Zhangjiajie city for another 20 Yuan.

One we arrived at the main bus station we decided to have dinner first at the local restaurant, having the cat fish spicy soup, and egg omelet with vegetables and a stir fry vegetables. Once we finished the dinner we catch bus no 6 back and walk back to our hotel. The bus no 102 and 101 had finished the service at 7:30 PM, but bus no 6 still operate until 8:40 PM.

Zhangjiajie Thianmen

The trip begin with a bus trip from the front of hotel we took bus no 102 which took us to the cable car station. After buying the ticket for 258 Yuan we hop on to the cable car. The view was out of this world. The cable car took us all the way to the top.

It is a pity that it was so foggy as it was started to rain. Otherwise the view would have been even more breath taking. We spend some time taking lots of photos. We took the East line which is pack with tourist groups. After buying the 5 Yuan shoe cover we cross the “Coiling Dragon glass bridge”. The view was amazing even with the thick fog covering the valley.

I wanted to Detour back to the West line so we jump walk back to the top of the cable car. But Mom decided that she can’t walk, so we opt-in to get to the peak via lift. We stop and had noodle at the only restaurant at the top. It was expensive, but the middle doesn’t taste that bad.

After having lunch we climb the stair to the top, but due to the fog, we can’t see much outside.

Then we tried to go to the temple using the chair lift, but was informed that it was closed due to the train. So we had back down the lift. Then walk down to the first set of elevators, There were 7 elevators all together connecting down to Thienmen.

We didn’t realize it until we had bought the ticket going down the second sets of elevators. After taking several photos we head down the second sets of elevators.

The view from the bottom is also magnificent. We took numerous photos, the were also a few glass floor tiles that you can step on to test your guts.

From the bottom of the steps we took the green bus down to the main gate, stopping by to have some snacks and more photos. Then taking another green bus down town.

Zhangjiajie Glass bridge

The trip started with a bus ride to the bus station, we end up having a chartered car to the Glassbridge. We thought it cost 400 Yuan, but it turnout to be 400 for one way. He dropped us near the entrance.

After passing the security check we went to the ticket office to change our ticket. It was the best, we don’t have to queue up, and went in straight away after putting on the shoe cover.

The view was spectacular, it looks a bit daunting at the beginning, but it was completely safe. We take lot of photos along the way, selfie and the like. The bridge is the longest with 300m connecting over the valley. Once we cross the glass bridge, we walk down the stairs to the bottom of the valley.

Once we get half way down we took the elevator down some more. Then continue down to the rainbow square where we can see the mountain top and the water fall near by. The continuing walk towards the bottom of the water fall along the stream.

We took numerous photos along the way. The walk snaking along the stream crossing it a few times and entering a few caves, one of them belongs to the bandits equip with a cannon. The walk ends at the cruise terminal, we took the cruise along the river to the end of the cruise terminal.

That is the end of the tour. We stop by to have some rice noodles and buying some snack souvenier. The car driver already wait for us in the parking lot. By the time we get back to the hotel it was almost 5 pm.