Zhangjiajie is an ancient but also a rising tourism city of China. The city was founded and named as Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China’s first national forest park. The former name of the city was Dayong.In 1994,the city of Dayong was renamed as Zhangjiajie City because of the famous attraction Zhangjiajie. In 1999 and 2006, the world famous fancy flyers flew stunt through the cave in the Tianmen Mountain. And Hollywood film Avatar could have borrowed scenes from Zhangjiajie. It becomes one of the must-visit destinastionss in China for lots of tourists from home and abroad.
History of Zhangjiajie
|History of Zhangjiajie|
|Prehistoric Times||100,000 years ago.||Humans lived along both banks of the Lishui River, very early during the Stone Age.|
|A part of Chu State|
|After united China in 221BC, the Emperor Qin Shihuang built 36 Regions & 72 Counties in China.And the emperor set up an adminisitrative, |
Qianzhong Region, one of the 36 Regions of Qin Dynasty, as well as
it was the first adminidtrative in Huanan Province. At that time, the
area of today's Zhangjiajie was named Cigu County, the main part of
Qianzhong. The Capital of Qianzhong Region and Cigu County was named
Baigong Town which was located in today's Jiangjiaping Township,
Zhangjiajie City's Cili County.
|Cigu County of Qianzhong Region. In 205BC, the Emperor Liu Bang, the |
founder of Han Dynasty, divided Qianzhong Region into Wuling Region.
Cigu County managed the area of today's Zhangjiajie City,including
today's Cili and Shangzhi Counties, Yongding and Wulingyuan Districts.
|The area of today's Zhangjiajie was named Wuling Region, a part of Wu |
Kingom. In 263, the cave was formed and opened just like a door in
Songliang Mountain, the King Wu felt very happy because he thought it
was lucky for his kingdom ,and he renamed Wuling Region as Tianmen
Region, as well as Songliang Mountain was renamed as Tianmen Mountain,
Tianmen means "the Gate of Heaven".
|The area of today's Zhangjiajie was divided into two counties, Cili |
County and Chongyi County,which were managed by Lizhou Region at that
Zhangjiajie was formerly named Dayong city, founded in 1988.As Zhangjiajie
National Forest Park is increasingly becoming known to world, Dayong city was
renamed as Zhangjiajie city under the permission of the State Council in 1994.