Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Becoming the first National Forest Park in China in 1982, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is also a UNESCO Global Geopark. Located in Hunan Province in central China, it is famed for its 3,000 sandstone pillars that dot its landscape. It’s here that you can explore gorges, ravines, waterfalls and streams, and admire the scenic beauty that inspired the scenery of the movie “Avatar”. The most famous park in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, its lush foliage and pillar-like formations are the result of years of natural erosion and can be enjoyed on a day of hiking, mountain climbing or on a photography tour.
Jiuzhai Valley National Park
Known for its colorful lakes and high-altitude valleys, Jiuzhai Valley National Park boasts picturesque waterfalls, snowy peaks, forested slopes and Tibetan villages. Said to be the most beautiful landscape in Sichuan Province, this UNESCO World Heritage Site also features a number of endangered plant and animal species.