Wulingyuan Scenic Area
Wulingyuan Scenic Area covers more than 26000 hectares. The most unique landscape in the scenic area is more than 3000 thin sandstone pillars and sandstone peaks, most of which are more than 200 meters high. It consists of Zhangjiajie, Suoxiyu, Tianzishan and Yangjiajie, with a total area of 369 square kilometers, of which 53.5 square kilometers belong to the first-class national protected area. The area of grade II protected area is 55.5 square kilometers, and that of grade III protected area is 203 square kilometers. Wulingyuan is a rare sandstone peak forest landform in the world. The whole scenic area has ravines, high rock peaks, green trees and green vines, and flocks of animals and birds. It has the reputation of "the maze of nature" and "the first strange mountain in the world".
Wulingyuan's unique quartz sandstone peak forest, which is rare at home and abroad, has become an extraordinary scenic spot. In the area of more than 360 square kilometers, there are more than 3000 peaks and more than 1000 rocky peaks over 400 meters vertical. The peaks and stones here are different from those elsewhere. They are erect and dense. The walls, peaks and stones, such as silk and bamboo shoots, are like soft screens, one fan, one root, and one thousand hectares, giving people the magnificent momentum and magnificence of overlapping peaks. Whenever the rain turns clear or rainy, clouds and smoke appear in the secluded valleys. Clouds and mists float among the mountains. Clouds are thick and light when the sea is cloudy. Stone peaks are hidden when they appear, and the scenery is changeable.