2-Day Self-Guided Tour:Fenghuang old town and Mount Fanjing from Zhangjiajie

Mount Fanjing is the most unusual mountain in China with remarkable strange peaks formed in the sea of Karst since billions of years ago. It is also reputed as the Fifth Buddhist Mountain in China with unique temples built on the mountain top. This is a fairy mountain well worth your exploration.

Fenghuang Ancient Town, about 125 kilometers away, is the best extension after the mountain visiting. Travelers who take this 2 days Fanjingshan and Fenghuang short tour will not only fully enjoy breathtaking natural mountain scenery, but also immerse in the exotic featured traditional ancient town in China.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • The private car & private driver
    • The English speaking driver
    • The Chinese sepaking driver(With the phone Translate App and English Support Team)
    What's excluded :
    • The entrance tickets of Fanjing mountain:280RMB per person(shuttle +cable car)
    • Food and hotel
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Fanjing

  • Day 1: Zhangjiajie--Fenghuang. O/N Fenghuang.

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
    Our driver will meet you at 9:00am of your Zhangjiajie/Wulingyuan hotel or Zhangjiajie airport/train station then transfer to Fenghuang old town and need 3.5hrs driving via the highway, 250km.
    If you want us meet you at airport/train station today, your flight/train should be no late than 18:00pm.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Phoenix Ancient Town, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    After the 3.5hrs driving, you will reach the Fenghuang old town.Our driver will help you to the check in the hotel and then is free time for you to visit the Fenghuang old town, like the Longevity Palace, Chaoyang Palace, Hong Bridge, the East Gate Tower and Wanming Pagoda.
    Different from other ancient towns in China, Fenghuang Ancient Town is a secluded and tranquil town located on the bank of the river and surrounded by mountains. It is a good idea to stroll in this ancient town and visit some interesting shops and homes, and discover some interesting nooks. The ethnic handicrafts are really delicate and special in this region. At night, the town becomes more quiet and peaceful. Sitting in a bar and appreciating the sunset is wonderful.

    Duration: 18 hours

    Stop At: Tuojiang Ancient Street, Shizi Street, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    You can visit the Fenghuang old town follow the Tuojiang ancient streets, those streets were narrow alleys paved with flagstones and decorated with lanterns, and walk around to grab some souvenirs and snacks from stalls lined along the streets. You can see some local elderly women wearing traditional costumes and selling their handmade souvenirs on the roadside.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Phoenix Hong Bridge, Hongqiao Street, Fenghuang County 416207 China
    Next, go to Hong bridge, you know at Fenghuang old town has many bridges due to the Tuo river, The famous bridge is " Hong bridge" and in English is “Rainbow Bridge” was constructed during the Ming Dynasty. Local legend holds that the bridge was constructed to “cut off the Dragon’s head” when the emperor learned that an emperor would be born here to replace him.
    When you walking through the bridge, you will find Several souvenir and craft shops line the first floor of the bridge, and the second floor hosts a tea shop and an exhibition of calligraphy and art.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Phoenix East Gate Scenic Area, Fenghuang Ancient City, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    Afterwards, head to East gate area. As one of the four gates in Fenghuang Ancient Town, the East Gate Tower is close to Tuo River, built in the 54 year (1715) during the reign of Emperor Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty (1,616 A.D.-1,911 A.D.) with the initial name-“Shengheng Gate”, and it is actually the east gate of Fenghuang Ancient Town in a solemn and magnificent style and Tower is a two-storied architecture with the bottom part built by red sandstones and the upper part built by ancient red bricks. The frame structure of the tower is a combination of the “beam supporting structure” and the “through type timber frame”.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Fenghuang--Fanjing mountain--Zhangjiajie. The tour end.

    Stop At: Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan, China
    At 8:00am, our driver meet you at the Fenghuang hotel lobby then transfer to the Tongren Fenjiing Mountain(2hrs driving each way, 123KM away from Fenghuang).
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mount Fanjing, At the junction of Jiangkou County, Songtao County, Yinjiang County, Tongren China
    Today is a full day exploration of the incredible Fanjingshan. You will take the South Route to ascend the mountain. First take park bus from the tourist center to Yu'ao Station where you will take a cable car up to the mountain top area, which will save you a lot of time for you to spend on the highlighting area.

    What to see at Fanjingshan:
    Located in Tongren, Guizhou province (southwest China), Fanjingshan is the highest peak of Wuling Mountains, 2,570m (8,430ft) above sea level. Besides standing out as a sacred Maitreya mountain for Buddhists, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve was also established and designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and later announced as a World Heritage Site in 2018.

    Red Cloud Golden Summit, a thumb-like peak, is described by UNESCO as an "island of metamorphic rock in a sea of karst", believed to have been formed somewhere between 2 million and 65 million years ago. For everyone else, one of the main appeals of visiting Fanjingshan is the stunning views from the summit.

    Mushroom Stone is the landmark of Fanjingshan. Big on the top and small at the bottom, it is vividly formed like a mushroom. For more than one billion years , it has been standing there still and hit by the rainstorms, summer heat and winter snow year after year, which is the essence of what Buddhism says about "Remain unbiased" in every circumstance.

    Old Golden Summit, with an elevation of 2,494 metres, is the highest scenic site of Fanjingshan. On the top of Old Golden Summit is a temple dedicated to Buddha Dipamkara which is as well as the best place to take some panoramic photos of Fanjingshan.

    Cheng En Temple, located between the two summits with scarlet walls and black tiles, is the main building of Fanjingshan Temple Group and one of the four Royal temples in Fanjingshan which was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368AD-1644AD).
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
    After the fantastic sightseeing, you will drive to Fenghuang hotel or Tongren hotel/airport or Zhangjiajie/Wulingyuan hotel/airport/train station. End of our services.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet you at Wulingyuan or Zhangjiajie hotel or Zhangjiajie airport/train station.Airports
    • Dayong Airport, Zhangjiajie China
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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