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Zhangjiajie Culture Performance

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Zhangjiajie offers several sites and activities representing the region’s unique culture. Following are a few examples.


The Tujia people’s Diaojiaolou house has its own ethnic distinction because it has been designed and constructed to overhang the water and be supported by many wooden pillars. Tujia people are accustomed to constructing their houses over the water and in proximity to the mountains, with most residences established in the valleys, giving the appearance of crouching tigers. Clearly, the best way to construct a spacious and stable house, while economizing on material, is to lay the foundation on wooden pillars and build the structure upon it. Over several millennia, a simple shelter against wind and rain has evolved into a construction, which is practical, graceful and artistic, harmonizing with the surrounding natural environment.


This large-scale cultural attraction demonstrates the folk customs of the Tujia peoples in various aspects such as architecture, food, agriculture, military art, and more. Most of the buildings inZhangjiajieTujiaFolkCustomParkare constructed with wood and stone with the characteristics of carved girder and painted columns, upturned eaves, and especially exquisite workmanship and ingenious construction.


This performance offers primitive simplicity and is full of Zhangjiajie local folk flavor. The show deeply explores the mystery and unique minority life, including the age-old (Xiangxi Sacrifice), full-bodied (Miaojia Wine Drink), bold and unrestrained (Xiangzi Miaojia Drum), amorous (Tujia date), humorous (Tujia Kujia), mystery (Xiangxi Corpse Chase), and straightforward (Maogusi Dance). After featuring dancing, singing, traditional Chinese acrobatics and Qigong, the shows end with a huge bonfire.


Known as the world’s first musical drama with the actual high mountains and deep valleys as the stage background, the Tianmen Fox Fairy Shows is performed at the foot ofTianmenMountain, Zhangjiajie. Originated from a traditional Chinese myth and folk tale, “Love between Man and Fox,” the drama integrates the elements of folk music and modern art. As the story progresses, you will find settings everywhere from the foot of the hill to the peak, be it spotlight, stage for the chorus, background houses…everything. The visual presentation is spectacular and amazing, the music, dancing and singing is impressive.

Every night (with the exception of harsh winter months) the show is performed at the Grand Valley of Tianmen Mountain. Here you can listen to sweet music, admire colorful lighted scenes, and experience the strong folk custom of Tujia and Miao minorities. Since this open-air drama is only performed at night, bring a jacket during cooler months. Tickets are available from most travel agencies or hotels.

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  • Zhangjiajie Top Scenic Spots

    Zhangjiajie Top Scenic Spots

    Wulingyuan boasts some 3,100 quartz and sandstone peaks (of which over 1,000 rise at least 650 feet), which appear spectacular, lofty and elegant. It is a dramatic and unusual sight to have such a large forest of natural peaks with quartz and sandstone base. This, along with the the mysterious deep valleys and grottos, offers numerous fantastic views.
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  • Origin of the name-Zhangjiajie?

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  • Could you book for us  train tickets(Changsha to Beijing west )

    Could you book for us train tickets(Changsha to Beijing west )

    Pls kindly let us know your arrivel date and departure date ,so we can give you some advise or help to you,like how to tour around during your stay, car service or bus information, and hotel booking,ect.
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  • Zhangjiajie Geological Features

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    The geological formation of Zhangjiajie belongs to the New Cathaysian tectonic system. About three billion and eight thousand years ago, this place was a large patch of ocean. After a series of geological changes, including Wuling-Xuefeng, Indo-China, Yanshan, Himalayan and Geotectonic movements, the bottom of the ocean rose through the surface, and the quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks took shape after gradual cutting, eroding and crumbling by the force of Nature for millions of years.
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  • How far from Zhangjiajie city to National Forest Park?

    How far from Zhangjiajie city to National Forest Park?

    Zhangjiajie city to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,only 45mins by car,It is about 35km.
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  • How about Zhangjiajie hotel facilities

    How about Zhangjiajie hotel facilities

    We have lot of hotels ranging from 2-star to 5-star, but zhangjiajie is a small city ,and it only has 15 years for tourism development, so most of the hotel’s service and equipment can not meet your requirement, I suggest you to chose a five star hotel. 
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