Ten-mile Natural Gallery in Zhangjiajie
Ten-mile Natural Gallery Facts
Ten mile Gallery Scenic Area is an attraction in Suoxiyu Scenic Area; it is a valley that is 5 kilometers long, with both sides full of wildflowers and trees. The shapes of the rocks surrounding the valley are similar to those of people and animals; you can use your imagination when viewing these rocks. You can visit Shili Gallery by cable car or by walking. You will be enchanted by the pure natural beauty of the area.
Chinese Name: 十里画廊
Type: A picture scroll of natural landscape
Address: In the Suoxi Valley Natural Reserve which locates at north-east part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area
Best Seasons: All year round; spring and autumn best
Recommended Visiting Hours: about 2-3 hours
Opening Hours: 07:00-18:00
Why is Ten-mile Natural Gallery So Special?
Ten-mile Natural Gallery has picturesque scenery, beautiful flowers and a hundred birds contend in singing. The sceneries in this scenic area have strange shapes. The quartz sandstone peaks hidden in the clouds changes a lot which look like people, God, immortal, forest, birds or beasts.
As early as the Ming dynasty, someone had written beautiful lines “people swimming in the gorge like drawing the picture” . As a sculpture master, the nature, has created the world’s rarities, fairy-tale world and mysterious world in Ten-mile Natural Gallery which takes the cake for Chinese and foreign tourists.
Brief Introduction of Ten-mile Natural Gallery
Ten-mile Nature Art Gallery is a 5.8 kilometers long valley which is the essence of Suoxi Valley (or Suoxiyu) Natural Reserve. There are dense woods, fragrant flowers and grotesque rocks in this valley where like a natural art gallery. Over 200 rocks vividly mimic different profiles of human and animals standing in arrays on both sides of the walking path extending deep into the valley. Also, many natural pictures were formed on the precipices and like paintings hanging on the cliffs.
What to Do in Ten-mile Natural Gallery
Longevity Man Greeting Visitors
Herb Collecting Old Man
Immortals Worshipping Guanyin (a Bodhisattva)
Ferocious Tiger Roaring
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 Ten-mile Natural Gallery
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 to Ten-mile Natural Gallery with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
You can take regular tourist buses to Wulingyuan Scenic Area at Zhangjiajie Central Bus Station (near Zhangjiajie Railway Station), which takes about 40 minutes and costs about 12 Yuan. Once arrive at Wulingyuan, you can take free buses inside to Ten-mile Gallery.
Useful Travel Tips
Best time to visit there is spring and autumn.
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.
Admission for Ten-mile Gallery:
248 Yuan for adult (including 3Yuan insurance); 168 Yuan for children between 1.3 meters and 1.6 meters.
Children less than 1.3 meters are free of charge.
Fees for Ten-mile Gallery Tourist Train: 38 Yuan (single trip), 52 Yuan (round trip)