On March 16, several well-known sites launched the world's top ten "Quiet Beauty Forest" list for spring travel, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park ranked on the list as the sole representative of China.
In addition to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the other nine forests listed in the world’s top ten "Quiet Beauty Forest" are Rome Black Forest, Canada Giant Bear Rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest in South America, the United States GAZ Term "Nebraska National Forest", Japan Zuojia Wild Bamboo Forest, New Zealand Waipoua Forest, Poland Crooked Forest, Austrian Dane Tree Rainforest, and Costa Rica Cloud Forest.
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is China's first national forest park, covering an area of 4,810 hectares. The park features grotesque peaks and picturesque scenery, which forest coverage rate reaches 98 %, is tourism birthplace of Zhangjiajie City. In 1992, the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which coring consisting of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxiyu and tianzishan Nature Reserve was listed as a World Natural Heritage by UNESCO. In 2004, the UNESCO again listed it as World Geological Park.
In addition, in 2013, Zhangjiajie was selected in the list of the "World's Top Ten Charm Forests" via the world-renowned US Online Travel Site by virtue of its unique charm, which was the only selected forest in China.