Yangjiajie Scenic Area is one of the must-see attractions in
Zhangjiajie. Yangjiajie is located in the southwest Zhangjiajie, next to the
Tianzi Mountain. Few people knew Yuanjiajie ten years ago. But world knows Yuanjiajie at present. Thanks to its splendid natural scenery. It is a sacred scene that enjoyed the same fames of
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park,
Suoxi Valley and Tianzi Mountain.
Yangjiajie consists of three parts:
Xiangzhi stream, Longquan valley and Baihou valley, in which there are altogether over 200 scenic spots. At Xiangzhi stream, one sees undulating peaks extending into the distance and limpid brooks winding along the deep gullies, and hears birds and cicadas singing in the dusk along the ancient roads, it is a land of peace indeed!
Yangjiajie has much to do with the aristocratic Yang Family in Song Dynasty (960-1279), whose three generations of members, both the men and women, were faithful patriotic generals or soldiers on the battlefield. It is said the in the northern song dynasty the generals from the yang family camped in the Tianzi mountain when they were encircling and suppressing Xian.Their stories often appear in Chinese TV series or films, such as the film Yang ka cheung. In Yangjiajie many scenic spots are related to the stories of the family.
What to See in Yangjiajie
【Five-color Flower in Liucui Stream】
Have you ever seen a five-color flower? You can find this kind of plant in Yangjiajie Scenic Area. According to some researches, the five-color flower can be seen in the upper reach of Liucui Strem.
【King of Vine in Old Vine Bay】
There is a spot called “old vine bay” in Yangjiajie. It is a kingdom of old vines. And there is a king of vine here which is called “the largest vine in China”!
【Cliff Pine Tree】
It is a strange scene that three pine trees are living in a cliff without soil and water. People would like called this scene as “pine trees bit cliff”.
【Dragon Spring Waterfall】
Dragon Spring Waterfall looks like a hanging waterfall falling down from the heaven. No matter how hot you are, you will immediately feel cooler when you are standing in front of the waterfall. When you feel a little cold, you can walk into the pool of this waterfall. Since that, you will feel a warm breeze.
【White Crane Lawn】
White Crane Lawn is a rest place for white cranes, thus it gets the name. If you have a chance to appreciate white cranes here, you will find a life of Shangri-la. The best time to enjoy scene in White Crane Lawn are morning times and evening times. In the morning, white cranes will spread their wings and begin to fly with dulcet tweets. And in the evening, white cranes come back with the dusk scene as the background. They will play with each other for a period, and then, become quiet gradually in the night.