Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Called one of the most beautiful mountains in the world by many travelers,
 Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, Central China's Hunan Province has stunning
views, vertical cliffs like the fascinating cliff-hanging walkway, the glass walk and
the longest cable car ride, making this one of the best national parks to visit in China.

The mountain is best reached by cable car, which takes about 30 minutes and over
7 kilometers. The last part of the cable is very steep, going up at 37 degrees over
sheer cliffs to one of the mountain peaks.

The view from the cable car (which carries 8 people, by the way) is incredible, with
99 sharp curves on a road up,  lush vegetation and deep valleys

The cableway will close with bad weather conditions like thunderstorms and heavy

 The Cliff-Hanging walkway is about 1.6 kilometer long and about 1,400 meter high.
The loop around takes approximately one and a half hours to cross and at the end of the
walkway, there is a hanging bridge linking two peaks. Not for the weak at heart.

The Glass Sky-Walk.... also known as "The Walk of Faith" .... I'm sure you can see why...

On a clear day you can see a sheer drop of thousands of feet below. It gives a thrilling
feeling of walking in the sky. It' interesting to see people who are scared of heights leaning
against the cliff as they cross it.

Tianmen Cave is a large water eroded hole between two peaks (100 feet wide).

To reach the cave, you must take a mini bus and then there are 999 steep and narrow steps
up to the cave. It's a hard and tiresome climb (about 30 minutes)

December to February is the best time to appreciate the snow scenery on the mountain...

An amazing mountain, one trip you will never forget.....