Wulingyuan is a scenic area boasts of natural beauty where mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls exist in total harmony. The site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 meters high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species. Over 560 attraction sights can be found here. Covering an area of 690 square kilometers, Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of four national parks, which are the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the recently added Yangjiajie Scenic Area.