Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is situated at the juncture of Zhangjiajie City, Sangzhi County and Cili County of Hunan Province. The area together with the neighboring Suoxiyu belonging to the UNESCO world heritage site -- Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area lie in the northwest Hunan. There are immense forests of ancient trees, with more than 2,000 marvelous peaks. They are concentrated on the characteristics of strangeness, wildness, loftiness, perilousness, peacefulness, and elegance. The sheer precipices and overhanging rocks and towering aloft of the Jinbianyan Huangshizhai (at an elevation of 1,334 meters, the summit) are very projecting. In 1982, it was designated as a National Forest Park. It encompasses 13,000 square kilometers. The entire area is a primitive limestone landscape, home to more than 500 species of trees and animals. Rare trees include the gingko, dove tree and dawn redwood, fauna ranges from civet cats and monkeys to game, birds, and salamanders. It is also home to three ethnic groups – Tujia, Bai and Miao, which together make up approximately 70% of the local population. Although influenced by China’s dominant Han culture, these ethnic group people maintain much of their traditional culture, including the language, festivals, clothing, and architectural styles as well. UNESCO inscribed the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area on the World Heritage List in 1992.
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