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Wulingyuan scenic area
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Wulingyuan:  will'ng-you'ahn


The rock formation pinnacles were slowly sculpted over eons by geological forces (especially water and wind erosion).


The destination was rarely known or visited by tourists until the mid 1980s because it was remote and relatively inaccessible. Today, the annual Wulingyuan visitor count is in the millions.


The term "Wulingyuan scenic area" does not define a distinct geographical entity. It is the collective name for the Zhangjiajie national park and two nature reserves.

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The Wulingyuan scenic area is situated about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of Changsha, the capital of Hunan province.

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