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Travel guide for Dragon Boat Festival  13:43, June 09, 2013  

Zhangjiajie, Hunan province (

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The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Duanwu Festival, is traditionally celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar.

1. Zhangjiajie, Hunan province

Zhangjiajie is located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, about 265 kilometers to the northwest of Changsha, the provincial capital. Most scenic spots in the area are situated in the northern part of Zhangjiajie City, including Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Tianmen Mountain, Huanglong Cave, Baofeng Lake, and Suoxi Valley. Zhangjiajie is known for its beautiful forests, odd-shaped rock formations, exquisite canyons, limestone caves, and jaw-dropping panoramic views. The entire area is covered with towering sandstone and quartz cliffs and dense unspoiled forests over limestone caves lying underneath. The hills present different views to visitors with the changing of seasons. In the summer, it is the best place to avoid high temperatures and enjoy the charming scenery.

Travel tips:


Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: 245 yuan

Wulingyuan: 245 yuan

Tianmen Mountain: 260 yuan

Opening Hours: 08:30-17:30

Getting there: You can take travel bus from Zhangjiajie to all the scenic spots.

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