Zhangjiajie, China, April 2019: It’s A compact city centre with a small Central Business District which includes the train station, bus station, hotel district and the airport – all within walking distance of each other, well, perhaps not the airport, which is really just a 10 minute ride away. Today I’m om what I call a stomp around – pounding the pavements of the local area to discover some of the city’s sights.
The city centre is separated from the suburbs by a rather wide river – the Lishui according to Google. Here is perhaps the most picturesque city skylines I have seen in a while – certainly in China anyway. The river extends East-West and here, just north of the city centre is a rather fine city bridge contributing to some pretty good photo scenes.
For those who like an elevated view, the 5th floor of a nearby shopping centre fits the bill – but only for boys! yes, the only window I could find with good views was in the male toilets! So, here’s what a quick City Stomp of Zhangjiajie looks like. Notice the lack of glass sky-scrapers and glitzy malls, that’s because they simply don’t exist here.
And as the sun sets across Zhangjiajie, here’s a look across the rooftops towards the Tianmen mountains.