You can’t claim to have come to Zhangjiajie if you don’t visit Huangshi Zhai, Covering an area of about 250 mu (about 16.7 hectares) at its top, Huangshi Zhai is approximately 800 meters above the ground, and 1100 meters above sea level averagely. The village is characterized by the overhanging cliffs, high staking platforms, jagged rocks and elegant apexes. And it is reputed as ”the enlarged potted landscape and miniature fairyland”.
”Huangshi Village is also called Yellow Lion Village, Yellow Grass Village and the Village of Huang Family. There are many tales and explanations about the origin of the name. Among them, the most popular one is told as below; ZhangLiang, with the official title Liuhou, lived in Qinyan Mountain (former name for Zhangjiajie) in seclusion and made pills of immortality. He did this to avoid the seemingly endless disputes within the imperial government. Unexpectedly, on a certain day, he was found by the government troops and surrounded by them quickly. At this critical moment, fortunately was saved by his master named Huangshi Taoist. Because this village is the place that Huangshi Taoist showed his magic and saved Zhang Liang, it is called Huangshi Zhai.” ”It is very good for health to hike along the top of Huangshi Zhai.” The summit’s fresh air can not only invigorates your lungs but also rejuvenates your skin. To complete the three kilometers tour takes about two hours. Along the way, numerous fantastic scenes meet the hikers in quick succession: Six Wonders Pavilion, Star Gathering Stage, Five Fingers Peaks, Front Garden, Echo Wall, Heicongnao, Remaining Piers of the Heavenly Bridge, Clouds Drifting Cave, Golden Turtle in the Clouds Sea, to mention just a few.”