Wulingyuan

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.

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