Saturday, 12 July 2014

Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China


Tianmen Mountain is located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China. The mountain is distance of 8 KM from the city of Zhangjiajie in northwestern Hunan. Tianmen is standing at 1,500 meters above sea level; Tianmen Mountain is often referred to as the “Soul of Zhangjiajie”. A cable car was built by the French company “Poma” from adjacent Zhangjiajie railway station to the top of the mountain. 

Tianmen Mountain Cableway is claimed in tourist publications as the “longest passenger cableway of high mountains in the world”. Tianmen Mountain is considered a magical place never seen before uncountable tourist.  The Tianmen Mountain National Park integrates wonderful geomorphology landscapes, old-line religious culture, and exclusive relics of humanity, wild animals, and primitive forests. The incredible park has a very high standing surrounded by the some of its great attractions, like the Tianmen Mountain Cableway, Tianmen Cave (Heaven Gate), Tongtian Avenue (Avenue toward Heaven), Tianmen Temple, Tianmen Academy, Ghost-valley plank road, and Yunmeng Fairy Summit etc. With deep cultural background, Tianmen Mountain is always considered as a great mountain by locals. 

The most prominent geographic features of the park are the pillar-like formations that are seen all the way through the park. They’re the result of many years of erosion, because the weather is moist year round, and as a result, the foliage is very dense. Much of the erosion which forms these pillars is the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants which grow on them. These formations are a distinctive hallmark of Chinese landscape, and can be found in many ancient Chinese paintings.

Source: Charismatic Planet