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align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#003399 size=2><A href="../dest/d29.html" target="_blank">Gongtan</A> (Disappeared) <BR> <IMG height=10 src="it5_files/4_0_stars.gif" width=46> </FONT></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center> <TABLE borderColor=#ccccff cellSpacing=0 width="100%" border=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><FONT size=2><FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size=1><FONT size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT size=2><FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size=1><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT size=2><FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size=1><FONT size=2><FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size=1><FONT size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT size=2><FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size=1><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT 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align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#003399 size=2><A href="../dest/d29_files/qingquan.jpg" target="_blank">Qingquan</A> (Disappeared) <BR> <IMG height=10 src="it5_files/2_0_stars.gif" width=24> </FONT></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <TABLE borderColor=#ccccff cellSpacing=0 width="100%" border=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG height=236 src="it5_files/qingguan_bridge_v.jpg" width=180></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#003399 size=2>Longtan<BR><IMG height=10 src="it5_files/2_0_stars.gif" width=24> </FONT></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <TABLE borderColor=#ccccff cellSpacing=0 width="100%" border=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG height=120 src="it5_files/well_180x120.jpg" width=180></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR> <TR> <TD>&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#003399 size=2><A href="../dest/d50.html">Fenghuang</A><BR> <IMG height=10 src="it5_files/1_0_stars.gif" width=13> </FONT></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center> <TABLE borderColor=#ccccff cellSpacing=0 width="100%" border=1> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG height=120 src="it5_files/bridge_w_180x120.jpg" width=180></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=20><FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size=1></FONT></TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#003399 size=2>Xichehe<BR><IMG height=10 src="it5_files/2_0_stars.gif" width=24> </FONT></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=20>&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=20> <DIV align=center></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=20>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><FONT size=2><FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size=1><FONT size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT size=2><FONT face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif" size=1><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT color=#0000ff size=2><FONT size=2><FONT 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href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/sichuan/songpan.htm"><AREA shape=RECT coords=279,49,321,68 href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/sichuan/zoige.htm"><AREA shape=RECT coords=155,334,215,364 href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/sichuan/daocheng-yading.htm"><AREA shape=RECT coords=225,6,287,32 href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/gansu/langmusi/langmusi.htm"><AREA shape=RECT coords=148,453,236,487 href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/yunnan/tiger_leaping.htm"><AREA shape=RECT coords=72,468,140,489 href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/yunnan/zhongdian.htm"><AREA shape=RECT coords=38,366,124,428 href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/yunnan/meili.htm"></MAP></P> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 width="85%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD height=20>&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD> <DIV align=center> <P align=left><FONT face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#ff3333 size=2><B><FONT face="Comic Sans MS">W</FONT></B></FONT><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>uling Mountains stretch over 100,000 sq. kilometers in the Central China from West Hunan to East Guizhou and Chongqing. In the east, the famous <A href="http://www.china.org.cn/english/kuaixun/74936.htm" target=_blank>Wulingyuan Scenic Area</A> is a World Heritage Site, located near the city <A href="http://www.33519.com/english/city/start.htm" target=_blank>Zhangjiajie</A>. In the south, the ancient town of <A href="../dest/d50.html" target=_self>Fenghuang</A>, setting along the beautiful river Tuo, is argued to be the most beautiful town in China. </FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>However both places have been invaded by huge numbers of tourists. Like other overdeveloped sights in China, they are expensive and crowded. I often heard of tourists being cheated or ripped off in Zhangjiajie. That's why I have never ventured there. Fenghuang looks safe for the moment. However, the entrance tickets for visiting different sights are unreasonably high. </FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#ff3333 size=2>Gongtan</FONT><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2> is no doubt the most attractive destination of backpackers in this region. Little known to outside travelers, this unique historical town is set halfway in the deep Wu Jiang Gorge. A large number of wooden stilt-houses, perched finely on steep slopes, stretch over 1000 meters along the east bank of Wu Jiang (the River Wu). Most of them have survived for more than 100 years. Some of them are around 400 years old. The narrow old street, paved with stone slabs, connected by beautiful stone bridges, is lighted by traditional eave lanterns. The surrounding areas offer <A href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/chongqing/trek_gongtan/treks.htm">a number of easy and pleasant treks</A>, with breathtaking views, and accessing to some scenic minority villages.<A href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/chongqing/gongtan/main.htm"> ...more.</A></FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>The spectacular <FONT color=#ff3333><A href="http://chinabackpacker.com/old/destinations/chongqing/gongtan/wujiang_gorge.htm">Wu Jiang Gorge</A> </FONT>is extremely steep and rugged with stunning rock formations. About 100km in length, starting after Pengshui, and ending near Wanmu, the gorge is more awesome, verdant and pristine than the famous Three Gorges of Chang Jiang (Yangzi River).</FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>Mt. Fenghuang 2570M, the highest summit of Wuling Mountains, stands in the <FONT color=#ff3333>Fanjing Shan Nature Reserve </FONT>near Tongren in Guizhou. Fanjing Shan is one of the five sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism and an important conservation area of Wuling's abundant plants and animals, home of <A href="http://animalinfo.org/species/primate/pygabrel.htm" target=_blank>Guizhou Snub -nosed Monkeys</A>.</FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>Many beautiful ancient towns in this region, like <FONT color=#ff3333>Xichehe and Longtan</FONT>, have been gradually unveiled by travelers in the recent years. </FONT></P> <P align=left>&nbsp;</P> <P align=center><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#ff3333 size=2><B><A name=get></A>Getting there and away:</B></FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2><U>By Air:</U> </FONT></P> <DIV align=center></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>A list of cities having an airport in this region: </FONT></DIV> <DIV align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2><BR>Northeast - Zhangjiajie, Daily flights(one-way fare): 5 flights from Shanghai (Y1210), 4 flights from Beijing(Y1220), 2 flights from Guangzhou(Y790) and Xian(Y630). <BR>Northwest - Chongqing City.<BR>West - Guiyang. <BR>South - Guilin.<BR>Central - Tongren. Only having flights to Guiyang and Chongqing. </FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV align=center> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2><U><A name=train></A>By Train:</U> Cities/Towns have railway stations: Huaihua, <B>Jishou</B>, Zhangjiajie, Sanjiang</FONT></P></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV align=left> <P><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>Beijing - Huaihua: around 26 hours.<BR>K267: Beijing West 11:50 - Zhangjiajie 09:58* - Jishou 12:06* - Huaihua 13:47*<BR>K268: Huaihua 8:10 - Jishou 9:42 - Zhangjiajie 12:00 - Beijing West 10:00* <BR>Or Beijing-Kunming Express Trains run via Huaihua. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>Guilin - Zhangjiajie: 15 hours.<BR>2412: Guilin 19:28 - Liuzhou 22:31 - Sanjiang - Huaihua 06:02* - Jishou 07:42 - Zhangjiajie 10:54.<BR>2411: Zhangjiajie 17:33 - Jishou 19:41 - Huaihua 21:31 - Sanjiang - Liuzhou 05:03 - Guilin 08:09.</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>Shanghai - Huaihua: <BR>Fastest: 23 hours. <BR>Take a Shanghai-Kunming or Shanghai-Chongqing Express Train and get off in Huaihua. <BR>K73: (Chongqing -&gt;) Huaihua 12:39 -&gt; Shanghai 11:30*. </FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>Shanghai - Zhangjiajie:<BR>K91: Shanghai West 10:29 - Zhangjiajie 08:22 * - Jishou 10:44*<BR>K92: Jishou 20:38 - Zhangjiajie 22:43 - Shanghai West 21:10*</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>Shenzheng / Guangzhou:<BR>N702 Shenzheng West 13:00 - Guangzhou 16:14 - Zhangjiajie 07:51* - Jishou 10:15* - Huaihua 12:03*<BR>N704 Huaihua 10:20 - Jishou 12:12 - Zhangjiajie 14:30 - Guangzhou 05:00* - Shenzheng 08:07*<BR>N712: Guangzhou 19:17 - Zhangjiajie 10:13*<BR>N710: Zhangjiajie 16:02 - Guangzhou 06:35*</FONT></P> <P><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>* Next day. </FONT></P></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE> <P align=center><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#ff3333 size=2><B><A name=it></A>Itineraries:</B></FONT></P></DIV> <DIV align=center> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>1. Zhangjiajie (Wulingyan) &gt; Yongshun &gt; Longshan &gt; Xichehe &gt; Liye &gt; Longtan &gt; Youyang &gt; Gongtan &gt; Yanhe &gt; Fenghuang &gt; Huaihua. (8 - 11 days)<BR></FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>2. Chongqing &gt; Pengshui &gt; Gongtan &gt; Youyang &gt; Longtan &gt; Fenghuang &gt; Jishou &gt; Zhangjiajie. (8 - 10 days)</FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>3. Tongren &gt; Fanjing Shan &gt; Yanhe &gt; Gongtan &gt; Youyang &gt; Longtan &gt; Jishou &gt; Zhangjiajie. (10 days)</FONT></P> <P align=left><FONT face="Comic Sans MS" color=#003399 size=2>4. Jishou &gt; Longshan &gt; Xichehe &gt; Liye &gt; Longtan &gt; Youyang &gt; Gongtan &gt; Yanhe &gt; Huaihua (7-10 days) </FONT></P> <P align=right><font color="#003399" size="2" face="Comic Sans MS">Written in 2005 by Suyun. </font></P> </DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV align=left></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE> <DIV align=center> <P align=left>&nbsp;</P> </DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <P> </P> <P><BR></P></DIV> <BR></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR bgColor=#ffcc99> <TD height=2> <DIV align=center></DIV></TD></TR> <TR> <TD height=20> <DIV align=center><font color="#0000ff" size="5" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">** Gongtan, Qingquan old town disappeared in 2007. </font></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR bgColor=#ffcc99> <TD height=2> <DIV align=center></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <TABLE borderColor=#ccccff cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD width=369 height=10>&nbsp;</TD> <TD width=361 height=10>&nbsp;</TD> <TD width=361 height=10>&nbsp;</TD></TR> <TR> <TD width=369><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#3333ff size=1>Updated on 14 June 2005 in Chinabackpacker.com </FONT></TD> <TD width=361> <DIV align=center><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#3333ff size=1>Moved to Chinabackpacker.info in 2010 </FONT></DIV></TD> <TD width=361> <DIV align=right><FONT face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color=#3333ff size=2><FONT size=1>Copyright Chinabackpacker</FONT></FONT></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><BR><BR></BODY></HTML>