Zhangjiajie Travel Guide

Cili Travel Guide


Location_map_Cili CountyCili County(Chinese:慈利县;pinyin: Cílì Xiàn) is under the administration of Zhangjiajie City,Hunan province,China.It is located in the east part of Zhangjiajie City and it borders Shimen and Taoyuan Counties in the prefecture-level City of Changde in all directions except for the west.With a total area of 3480 sq kilometers,Cili County has a population of 709,000 which lives in 31 townships in the county.Lingyang Town,Jiangya Town and Xikou Town are the top three towns in Cili County.Lingyang Town is the capital of Cili County.


History of Cili

In 221 BC,the County of Cigu,former name of Cili County, was founded under the administration of Qianzhong Prefecture by Qin Shihuang,the first emperor in the Qin Dynasty,Recently a tomb was discovered around Cili that was 2,200 years old. Among the items discovered was a bronze cooking vessel that contained fish. The tomb was that of an ancient senior official.

In 195 BC,the name of Cigu County was changed as Lingyang County in the Han Dynasty,and it was renamed as Cili County in 598,Sui Dynasty.Cili County has been under the administration of Zhangjiajie City since 1988.


Top Attractions in Cili 

With some scenic spots and culture sites,Cili County is a must-see place while you travel in Zhangjiajie.Here lists some top attractions in Cili County.

The 48-Stockade Scenic Area

The 48-Stockade Scenic Area.including Wulei Mountain, Xingde Mountain, is a new tourism attraction of Zhangjiajie City. It boasts an area over 40 square kilometers in the eastern Zhangjiajie City's Cili County, which is located in the border of Changde City's Shimen County, Taoyuan County, and Lingli County. With some ancient coustructures, Daoist Temples, rich green forest, beautiful loacal people's villages, and 48 unique natural mountain peaks,The 48-Stockade Scenic Area is the paradise of  trekking tour and Daoist Tour for tourists from home and abroad...More

Xingdeshan Mountain Wulei Mountain

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon

Zhangjiajie Grand Cannyon  is famous for waterfalls, crystal streams, deep valley,wild animals, karst caves.It is located in Sanguansi Township of Cili County,about 20km away from Wulingyuan Scenic Area.Spacially, It has been one of top ten attractions in Zhangjiajie since the glass bridge was opened to visitors in Aug,2016.Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge is “ the world’s highest and longest” glass-bottom bridge which is tucked between two mountain peaks in China’s Hunan province.Stretching 430 meters long and 6 meters wide, hovering over a 300-meter-deep valley between two cliffs in the canyon area, the much-awaited “world’s highest and longest” glass-bottomed bridge has already set world records for its architecture and construction...More

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Waterfall Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge

Dragon King Cave

Dragon King Cave is situated in Gaofeng Township,Zhangjiajie City's Cili County.It is 62km away from Zhangjiajie Downtown,and 30km away from Wulingyuan Scenic Area.Dragon King Cave was appraised as the national AAAA scenic area in 2007. Because of some legends, Dragon King Cave is also praised as "the Gate of the earth" by most experts in karst caves...More

Jiangya Hot Spring

Jiangya Hot Spring is located in Jiangya Township, Zhangjiajie City's Cili County, It;s only half an hour driving from Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Jiangya Hot Spring Resort has been developed into a paradise for health, leisure, vacation and tourism, providing spa, dining, guest room, meeting room, entertainment, and fitness facilities...More

Wanfu Hot Spring

Wanfu Hot SDpring is situated at the foot of Wulei Mountain.It is a national AAAA grade scenic tourist resort, covering more than 300 acres. It is situated at the junction of  Changde-Zhangjiajie expressway, east of Cili County. The resort is an exquisite leisure-based, vacation/tourism resort that combines the Chinese Blessing Culture with Hot Spring Health Culture. Wanfu Hot Springs are self-bay springs...More

Chaoyang Earth Seam

Chaoyang Earth Seam,about 3,000 meters long and over 100 meters deep, is located in the underdground of Zhaojiaya Lake which is situated in Chaoyang Township, 30km away from downtown of Cili County,east of Zhangjiajie City.Chaoyang Earth Seam Scenic Area has been opened to visitors since 2010...More


Zhangjiajie Tours with Cili

 3 Days Zhangjiajie Classic Tour