Huangshi Village in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie

Why is Huangshi Village in Wulingyuan Scenic Area So Special?

  1. A saying goes “He who does not reach Huangshizhai does not pay a true visit to Zhangjiajie.” Huangshizhai, or Huangshi Village, is also called Yellow Stone Village. This is the largest natural viewing deck of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Although it is called ‘village’, Huangshi Village is not a village but a mountain with precipices all around. 
  2. Once you arrive at the top, you can walk along the loop road to appreciate the beauty of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. Stone hills with various shapes are the biggest highlight. They are just like what they are named after, such as Five Finger Peak, Lovers’ Peaks, Natural Murals, etc. With the elevation of over 1,200 meters, Huangshizhai is the best place to enjoy the fairyland-like seas of clouds and mist.

Brief Introduction

Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Wulingyuan Scenic Area (also known as Wulingyuan National Park) is located in northwest of Hunan Province in central China. It consists of the Zhangjiajie Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve in Cili County and Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Sangzhi County, with a total area of about 500 square kilometers. Yangjiajie is a recently discovered a new area.

Huangshi Village

Located at the Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie city, Huangshizhai, or Huangshi Village, is a part of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the natural heritage of the world. With the elevation of about 1,200 meters, it is regarded as the largest natural viewing deck of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, on which you could see numerous magnificent stone hills and seas of clouds and mist. Huangshizhai is the essence of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, so it is a must-see spot in Wulingyuan scenic area.

Main Attractions of Huangshi Village

The Star-Catching Platform

On the eastern peak, there is a platform strengthening from the cliff. Platform Base which is 5 meters (16 feet) high with an area of 20 meters (24 square yards), and the other one is piling up on the base which is 10 meters (33 feet) high with a diameter of 5 meters (5.4 yards) on the top of the rock. 10 people can stand on the platform at the same time. When standing here, people will have a feeling in the sky. Looking around, wind rolls clouds. Looking down, river flows in forest, waterfall pours down to valleys.

Pillar in the South Sky

There is a 200-meter-high solitary peak in the southeastern valley. Bush on the top as the cap for it, bare rocks and stones, while trees cover the bottom. And because it is situated near the foot of South Sky Gate, thus it is called Pillar in the South Sky. This pillar is firmly standing on the ground and highly stretches to the hall.

Fir Trees Forest Route

After hundreds of stone steps from the front mountain in Huangshi Village, a large area of virgin forest with fir trees will be presented to visitors. Along the road, fir trees bring fresh air and breeze for people.

Natural Wall Painting

Near the Peak of Huangshi Village, a natural wall painting can be seen when look back on the road. Washing marks on the cliff in the Yaozi Village form an unbelievable natural wall painting. Typical hanging buildings hide behind green trees. Children with battles walk along the route. Bridges across river, sunlight shines the ancient road. A poetic picture is represented for you.

Best time to visit Zhangjiajie

Generally April through Mid-November is a good time to visit Zhangjiajie. April and October are the two best months to visit Zhangjiajie. The best time to view the red leaves and fall foliage in Zhangjiajie ranges from later October to Mid-November. The weather in spring of Zhangjiajie is pleasant.

How to Get to Huangshi Village

Travel with China Dragon Tours (top recommended)

If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you Huangshi Village in Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.

Independent Travel

Huangshi Village is located at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park of Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City, and it is about 30 km from Zhangjjiajie City. You could take direct bus from Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station to Forest Park Ticket Station. Then walk for about 5 min, and you will arrive at Yangba Square where you could take free battery car to the cable car station or hike up Huangshi Village. The driving distance between Zhangjiajie and its nearby attractions are as followings.

  • 30 km away from Zhangjiajie City (1 h 20 min’s driving)
  • 25 km away from Yellow Dragon Cave (40 min’s driving)
  • 20 km away from Suoxiyu (3 h 30 min’s driving)
  • 40 km away from Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon (1 h 30 min’s driving)
  • 20 km away from Baofeng Lake (30 min’s driving)
  • 8 km away from Yuanjiajie (1 h 30 min’s driving)
  • 35 km away from Tianmen Mountain (1 h 30 min’s driving)
  • 75 km away from Tianzi Mountain (2 h’s driving)

Useful Travel Tips

  1.  Best time to visit there is spring and autumn.
  2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. At that time, the hotel reservation and transportation will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.
  3.  Eating and Drinking: The foods sold in scenic area are always more expensive than in downtown area. Be prepared for this.

  4. Warning: Don’t try to tease wild monkeys in Wulingyuan scenic area or take photo with them, because you may be in trouble.

  5. Tickets

    The entrance fee for Huangshizhai is included in the ticket package of Wulingyuan Scenic Area which is ¥228 per ticket. The single way ticket of Huangshizhai cable car is ¥65, and the round trip ticket is ¥115.

    Items Price Note
    Ticket Package 1 ¥228 It includes core scenic spots of Wulingyuan Scenic Area.
    Ticke Package 2 ¥290 It includes the single way ticket of Huangshizhai cable car.
    Ticke Package 3 ¥340 It includes the round trip ticket of Huangshizhai cable car.

Nearby Attractions

Edited by Bella Ren/任新月