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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beautiful Tianzi Mountains of China


Dragon Cave

The main peak of Tianzi Mountain is smaller than others and rises 1262.5 meters above sea level. What makes them separate contrast is the Si Nan Yu, which is only 534 meters located above sea level. Thanks to the discovery of cable car, we are enabled to see fairy-tale landscape with less effort.Tianzi Mountain gifts us with some 100 natural viewing platforms in China.

Continuity of clouds, wonderful sunrise, peaks wrapped in snow in winter and wavelike rocky peaks are the four most spectacular sights of Tianzi Mountain.

The mountain range’s formation is surprising.There used to be once sedimentary rocks growing below the waters of an ancient ocean. Today, that same layer of quartz rocks is as old as 380 million years old, as thick as 5-6 hundred meters, tops the Tianzi Mountain.

Birth of Tianzi Mountain

The Tianzi Mountains took birth from quartz sandstone of 400 million years ago through their irregular rising of the crust for about 2 thousand years. The crust formation is owned to the "New Cathaysian" tectonic system.

About 3 billion decades ago, the place was anenormous part of the ocean. After a number of geological changes including Himalayan and Geotectonic movements, the bottom of ocean mounted out of the surface, and the quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks took form after the gradual cutting, erupting and fragmenting of Nature for millions of years.

The several high sharp stone peaks rising on the ground with sudden four walls and appearing as nothing shorterthan of the secret workings of nature.

Beautiful scenes of the mountain greet visitors in different seasons.

Attraction of Beauty: 

Zhangjiajie: Zhangjiajie is admired for its attractive tourist sites including weird shaped pillars, hidden valleys, bed of cloud, and limestone caves. It is one of the best scenic areas in China.

  • Wulingyuan Scenic Area 

Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Zhangjiajie was nominated as a UNESCO WorldHeritage Site in 1992. It contains a number of national parks and good view areas inclusive of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Suoxiyu. Towering sandstones mesas, dense forests, and deep valley are the beautiful natural landscape of Wulingyuan Scenic Area.
  • Yellow Dragon Cave
Yellow Dragon Cave is also considered to be a World Natural Heritage Site. It is praised to be the most wonderful cave in the world by UNESCO experts. With an approx.area of 10 hectares (25 acres), a length of 7.5 kilometers (4.5 miles), a height of 140 meters (460 Ft.), and the cave is the only biggest karst caves in China. It enjoys underground streams, fantastic rocky shapes, and large caverns.
  • Tianmen Mountain
TianmenMountain located on the south of Zhangjiajie city; It is the second suggested visitors place in Zhangjiajie after the forest park. With a height of 1,519 meters (4,983 feet), Tianmen Mountain is the largest peak in Zhangjiajie and is considered as the soul of Zhangjiajie.

The limelights of Tianmen Mountain are Tianmen Mountain is the Cableway, 99 bends, the Cliff-Hanging Walkway, the Glass Sky Walk and Tianmen Cave.

  • Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge:
Many of the tourists are getting attracted to the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge. The bridge measures two deep cliffs, and has transparent glass as its bottom. With a maximum length of 430 meters, spread 300 meters above the valley floor, it's now the longest, highest glass-bottom bridge in the world.

Hotel Pullman is one of the best hotels. The only international five star hotel.

A place like Tianzi Mountain feels great, the air is fresh and clean and moreover you are away from the big city life.

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