Have you ever watched the movie Avatar? Based on James Cameron the floating Hallelujah Mountains were inspired in real place it’s Zhangjiajie National Forest Park! The place is so magical that you can wonder how on earth did this rock formation forms. Specially when the mountain and trees are covered with snow. This one is LUCKY SHOT also because on this time we are heading back home early in the morning. We are in the taxi going the train station then we saw the mountains covered with snow! the most special one!
I’ll be back!
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Our spirit animal; a cheeky monkey spotted in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park - Wulingyuan Scenic Area. In Northern Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie is said to be the inspiration for the landscape seen in James Cameron’s “Avatar”, and it’s easy to see why he felt so inspired by thousands of cliff mountains!
📍Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, China⠀
Zhangjiajie is a huge park in Hunan renowned for its bizarre pillar-like mountains.
Said to have inspired the floating Hallelujah Mountains in the film Avatar, the peaks of Zhangjiajie, although they don't fly, are even more incredible for being real. The 'floating mountain' effect can be seen when it's foggy and only the peaks rise above the clouds. It was hot and sunny when I was there, so I didn't see this view, but it was beautiful all the same.
Some areas, around infrastructure like the glass elevator, the cable car, and so on, can be very crowded, but there is also an impressive network of trails and it's possible to do some good hiking whilst avoiding both the crowds and modern development. Few other people bother climbing hundreds of steps when there's a lift 😆
Be sure to carry enough water if hiking and watch out for the monkeys, which are very good at stealing food.🐒
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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park aka “Avatar Mountains” in Hunan province is one of the most beautiful spots in China and worldwide. 🇨🇳 The formations are so unique and the whole scenery is absolutely breathtaking, it really feels like out of a movie. ⛰ It is so easy to get to Zhangjiajie, there is an airport there and plenty of very cool hotels near the scenic area. 🍃 The park area is huge but there are buses included in the entrance ticket going to all the main spots. 🚌 There are also a few cable car rides you cannot miss because they literally take you within the gorgeous mountains. 🤩 Oh, and not to mention that Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is also home to the world’s biggest glass bridge, world’s highest bungee jumping and world’s highest and fastest outdoor elevator. 🌍
Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is the main attraction of Zhangjiajie. It is famous for its sandstone landforms, precarious peaks, limpid streams, dense forests, and large karst caves. More than 3,000 mountain peaks of various shapes are congregated here in the park, forming a spectacular scenery. The park was thrust into foreign travelers' eyes after the booming success of the movie “Avatar”, in which the Hallelujah Mountains were inspired by the Heavenly piller of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The main attractions in the park are Yuanjiajie, Tianzi Peak, Golden Whip Stream and Yellow Stone Village. The mountains have peculiar shapes, often surrounded by fog and mist giving visitors a view similar to the drawings of a traditional chinese painting.
Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream)
West Sea Peak Forest
Tortoise in Fog Scenic Spot
Shijiayan Scenic Area
Split Mountain to Save Mother
Tomb of Zhang Liang
Three Sisters Peak
Centenarian Greeting Guests Stone Peak, Zhangjiajie
Rat Watching Sky Stone Peak, Zhangjiajie
Drunk Arhat Scenic Spot
Immortals Party Scenic Area
Pig Bajie Carrying His Wife
Condor Protecting Whip Scenic Area
Golden Rooster Heralds the Arrival of Dawn
Observation Deck, Tianzi Mountain
Rainbow Pillars, Zhangjiajie Forest Park
Master and His Three Appretences on A Pilgrimage
Forty-Eight Generals Rock
Houshuai Dianbing Scenic Spot, Zhangjiajie
Black Fir Hilltop
Warrior Training Horse Scenic Spot, Zhangjiajie
Heavenly Southern Gate
Star Picking Tower
Spirit Stone Biting Tree Scenic Spot
Three Gate of Hell, Zhangjiajie
Tianshu Baoxia Scenic Spot, Zhangjiajie Forest Park