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Where to visit in Xiehe Village

By Fang Yuan | Updated : Jan 12, 2022
Located in southern Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City and close to the Wulingyuan Scenic Area and Baofeng Lake Scenic Spot, Xiehe Village is where the administrative center of Xie Township lies and three villages of Xiehe, Baofeng Mountain and Tudiyu merging into it in May 2016.

Covering a large area and with convenient transportation, the village is only 15-minute drive from Wulingyuan urban area and the core scenic area, and 25-minute drive from Zhangjiajie urban area and the high-speed railway station.

Away a short distance from the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Xiehe Village boasts abundant tourism resources. The Baofeng Mountain, which is 1,200 meters above sea level is backed by the Baofeng Lake, reaches the Baizhang Gorge in the east and faces the Tianmen Mountain with cliffs on three sides.

Standing at the top of the mountain, one can enjoy verdant ridges and peaks and have a sight of the two districts and two counties.

The Baofeng Temple standing at the top of the mountain was built in the Song Dynasty over 700 years ago. Another three temples are located on one end of the mountain and more than 10 scenic spots have been discovered, making the mountain one of major destinations for outdoor leisure and tourism and the perfect place for climbing, hiking and photography.

Dayong Mijing Boutique Holiday Hotel halfway up the mountain is located in an valley with the exclusive bamboo forest.

It was built with an investment of more than 6 million yuan, which has all together 14 themed rooms, receiving more than 3,000 tourists at home and abroad every year.

As a high-end internet-famous hotel in Wulingyuan, it ranked among the top 50 guest houses in 2018 and 2019.

Besides, its Xiehe Reservoir rich in fishery resources attracts a large number of fishing enthusiasts to come for leisure and vacation every year. Every April when flowers are in full bloom, villagers nearby would gather around here giving performances ranging from singing folk songs to dancing.  

Xiehe Village is a settlement of ethnic minorities in the Wulingyuan mountainous area, which has profound and long-standing Tujia culture. Local people still retain abundant folk culture and customs.

Location: Xiehe Township, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City.

Transportation: It is 25 kilometers or 30-minute drive away from the Zhangjiajie urban area.

Drive along the Wuling Mountain Avenue for about 22 kilometers to the neighbourhood committee of Chaqiyu Village in Wulingyuan District, and then along the S248 Expressway and Yangzhijie Tunnel for around 3 kilometers to Xiehe Village.

 Travel guides:

In the morning, you can drive along the Wuling Mountain Avenue for 15 minutes to Xiehe Village.

Then, you can climb the mountain to the top to appreciate Tianmen Mountain and Baofeng Lake in the distance.

At noon, you can have lunch in a farmhouse and then go fishing by the reservoir.

In the evening, it is a good choice to have a rest in Dayong Mijing Boutique Holiday Hotel.

Edited by Li Ling 

2019 Zhangjiajie Bureau of Culture, Tourism, Broadcasting and Sports