Yichen International Hotel
Travel Blogs from Zhangjiajie
Friends and Family,
About a month and a half ago a few friends and went to Zhangjiajie. It was a great trip and a very beautiful place. We had a great time in the city and a good time in the park. Unfortunately we didn't go to the main park. We overslept the second day and everyone was content with just seeing the park close to the city. …
Liam (again because Sam wants to do Shanghai and Yichang was tiny): The train to Zhangjiajie was just a quick 5 hour run south from Yichang. Once we arrived, the first thing we noticed was the heat. If we thought it was hot in Yichang, it was sweltering in Zhangjiajie. It must have been high 30's with almost suffocating humidity. Just a quick bus ride to the hostel and aircon bliss, we thought. But where was this hostel? It took a bit of guesswork, walking up and ...
... a horn to a new level, and all with a manual transmission. It was a crazy drive. Once we got on the highway it was a lovely drive. People were near hurling on the bus. I had to buy some kind of ginger candy at the rest-stop to help my stomach. I also bought a bag of peach candies. Unfortunately they were tomato flavored. So gross. Oh an speaking of gross... the squatty potties at the rest-stops in Hunan are so bad. ...
... provide some welcome escapism. My daily reality has very little in common with glass sidewalks up mountains.
N: Well, I wish you were here with us. You deserve to experience these very neat things.
DO: Oh my - did you walk on it? Scary.
N: It was really a fun day. Fortunately neither of us is afraid of heights. Not being on a tour, we had plenty of time and could let the groups ...
... that cold and potential altitude sickness are life threatening possibilities--- all these made us wonder if coming here might be more than we could handle. Well, in the end we did it and realize, in retrospect, it's easy!
Our biggest challenge was assuring ourselves we could stay at the "Ding Ding Inn", located inside the park. We solved that by having a Chinese friend at home email the owners, reserve a room, and get instructions ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking