The first hint of the amazing sights we would see came from the views just outside our hotel in Wulingyuan - a small city near the national park.
A stream runs through the city and there is a nice river-walk leading to the large pagoda that indicates the ticket booth and entrance to the YuanJiajie area of Zhangjiajie National Park and the Tianzi Mountains. I purchased a book of photography of the area at a small market near there.
I had visited a cave in Guilin (click here) on a previous trip and was not surprised by the colorful lights illuminating the dark caverns. Asia is so full of color! (By the way a combination trip to Guilin and Zhangjiajie would be a trip of a lifetime showcasing some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world; as you will soon see.)
The unique thing about this cave is that you take a boat ride down a river running through it. See if you can spot the "yellow dragon" who has made this cave his home.
It looks like Bob and I are off to a good start in Zhangjaijie!