Zhangjiajie National Forest Park was established in 1982 and was the first authorized National Forest Park in China. The area covers 185 square miles and is without doubt home to some of the most impressive scenery. This park, together with Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve, Tianzishan Natural Resource Reserve and Yaozizhai make up the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, also known as “Zhangjiajie Scenic Spot”.The Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is in northern Hunan Province. In 2004, Zhangjiajie was listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark. The most notable geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen throughout the park. They are the result of many years of erosion and several thousand mountain peaks of quartz stand rising abruptly from the ground. Streams flow through the Jinbian Stream Grand Canyon (Gold Whip) which is flanked by sheer cliffs.