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Zhangjiajie (simplifeed Cheenese: 张家界; traditeeonal Cheenese: 張家界; pinyin: Zhāngjiājiè) is a prefectur-level ceety in the northwastren pairt o Hunan province in Cheenae. It comprises the destrict o Yongding (永定) an coonties o Cili (慈利) an Sangzhi (桑植). Athin it is locatit Wulingyuan Scenic Area which wis designatit a UNESCO Warld Heritage Site in 1992.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety itself uised tae be named Dayong (大庸), an haes a recordit history datin back tae 221BC.

Oreegin o the name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The new name o Zhangjiajie Ceety wis adoptit in 1994, efter the Naitional Forest Pairk in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area (武陵源) in order tae give it mair prominence an efter this site haed been designatit a UNESCO Warld Heritage Site in 1992. The Naitional Forest Pairk haed been gien the name o Zhangjiajie efter the name o a sma village locatit athin its boonds, an nou a popular tourist attraction athin the pairk. The three-character name (张家界) can be interpretit as follaes: "Zhang" (张) is a common surname in Cheenae; "jia" (家) can be translatit as "family"; an "jie" (界) can be translatit as "hameland", givin the completit translation o "Zhang family hameland." It haes been reportit that at least ane tourist guide haes said that the name mey hae been chosen tae convey the idea or impression o "Open the family door tae walcome the warld" (门引进世), but this is no the locally-acceptit an directly translatit meanin o the name.

Local Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The prefectur is mainly a tourist aurie. It attracts visitors frae aw ower Cheenae an ither Asian kintras such as Korea.

Local Tourist Attractions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Wulinyuan Scenic an Historic Interest Aurie comprises the Zhangjiajie Naitional Forest Pairk, the Tianzishan (天子山) muntain ranges, BaoFengHu (宝峰湖) an the Suoxi Valley (索溪峪), an is a vera popular filmin an tourist destination.

An aa in the Zhangjiajie aurie, Huanglongdong (黄龙洞) an Longwangdong (龙王洞) are caves kent for mony natural rock formations (muckle like Wulingyuan) an its unnergrund cataract.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Zhangjiajie Airport services scheduled service tae major airports in Cheenae.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Template:Hunan Coordinates: 29°08′N 110°29′E / 29.133°N 110.483°E / 29.133; 110.483