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Zhangjiajie International Forest Festival
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Time: Two or three days beginning from September 18 each year.
Venue: Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province.
Origin: Zhangjiajie with its unmatched natural beauty is China¡¯s first state forest reserve. The Wulingyuan district in the reserve is of superb scientific and aesthetic value, where there are bounteous scenic spots, the ecology is well protected, and the forms of 3,103 quartzite pillars shimmering in an ocean of shifting mists. With a 97 percent forest cover, Zhangjiajie is home to a good variety of rare and precious animals.

What¡¯s On: Tour of forests, geological study tour, rafting the Maoyan River, international mountaineering invitational tournament, cliff mounting competitions, as well as art performances, qigong shows and cliff climbing stunts by local Tujia villagers.