Golden Whip Stream, named after the Golden Whip Crag in the stream, with an elevation of 600 meters and a length of 7.5 kilometers, is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. Golden Whip Stream is like a blue ribbon around the matchless beauty-Zhangjiajie. It displays the beauty of "300 strange peaks and 800 fine waters to the utmost".\
Golden Whip Stream is famous for its pristine water, verdant mountains, steep cliffs and serene valley. As a veritable paradise for plants, its pathways are adorned by abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. Then too, this place is a kingdom fit for various fauna-birds, fish and land animals. Such comparable scenic poetry is only to be found in fairy tales. Mr Shen Congwen, a famous Chinese writer, praised it to be the "Maid of Zhangjiajie". And Wu Guanzhong-the image promoter of Zhangjiajie and a famous Chinese painter, praised it as "a world in fairy stories".
The main attractions of Golden Whip Steam are First Opening of the Boudoir, Mother and Child Peak, Golden Whip Crag, Drunken Arhat, Going to the West Heaven for Buddhist Scriptures, Splitting the Mountain to Save Mother, Great Writer Crag, Two Tortoises Visiting the Stream, Zicao (lithospermum) Tarn, A couple Meeting from Afar, Reunited Tree, Leaping Fish Pond, Water Winding Four Gates and so on, more than 20 scenic spots.It takes 2 hours to walk the whole stream.