Zhangjiajie (simplified Chinese: 张家界; traditional Chinese: 張家界; pinyin: Zhāngjiājiè) is a prefecture-level city in the northwestern part of Hunan province in China. It comprises the district of Yongding (永定) and counties of Cili (慈利) and Sangzhi (桑植). Within it is located Wulingyuan Scenic Area which was designated a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site in 1992 as well as an AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.
Wulingyuan (Chinese: 武陵源; pinyin: Wǔlíng Yuán) is a scenic and historic interest area in Hunan Province, China, noted for its quartzitesandstone pillars, some of which are over 800 metres (2,600 ft) in height and are a type of karst formation. The site is in the Zhangjiajie City and lies about 270 kilometres (170 mi) to the northwest of Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province. Situated between 29°16′0″N110°22′0″E / 29.26667°N 110.36667°E / 29.26667; 110.36667 and 29°24′0″N110°41′0″E / 29.40000°N 110.68333°E / 29.40000; 110.68333, it was designated a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site in 1992. Wulingyuan forms part of the Wuling Range. The scenic area comprises several national parks, one of which is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park.