Zhangjiajie UNESCO Global GeoparkZhangjiajie UNESCO Global Geopark is located in the Wulingyuan District of Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province of China.
Zhangjiajie UNESCO Global Geopark is an integrated Geopark, with sandstone peak forest landforms predominating most of the area and karst caves, water bodies and other landforms covering the remaining terrain. The UNESCO Global Geopark also preserves many endangered animal and plant species and maintains an ancient biological gene pool reflecting the original state of a subtropical environmental system. Famously, the territory was used for filming the blockbuster movie Avatar
There are four scenic areas in the UNESCO Global Geopark, which are Zhangjiajie, Suoxiyu, Tianzishan and Yangjiajie, with 40 geo-heritage sites of national significance and 12 of international significance in good preservation. Since its establishment, the UNESCO Global Geopark has played a very important role in conserving geoheritage and eco-environment, popularizing geosciences knowledge and enhancing public science literacy.