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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

A UNESCO World Heritage site in Hunan, China, known for its towering sandstone pillars, misty ravines, and the inspiration for "Avatar" mountains.

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Just one section of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area (your ticket into Zhangjiajie also allows you to enter Tianzi Mountain Reserve, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, and Yangjiajie Scenic Area) this mind-blowing landscape here has to be seen to be believed. Nestled in the beautiful Hunan Province, you’ll find the inspiration for the Hallelujah Mountains in James Cameron’s Avatar: the Yuanjiajie mountain range. Following this, you can cross the epic Natural Bridge and head to the other major spots like Huangshi (Yellow Stone Village) where you can see the Five Fingers Peak and dodge eager monkeys. If you’re looking for an unforgettable nature experience in China, this is it.

booksandbao 5 years ago

Have you seen Avatar? Well, this is where the movie comes to life because the mountains here are known as the Avatar Mountains. It costs 258 Yuan ($37) for a 3 day Park ticket. Located in Hunan Province, you’ll want to spend at least 3 days here exploring the mountains, beautiful streams, lush green surroundings and feeling at one with nature. Don’t forget your camera because just like being on the movie set there are lots of photo opportunities.

onestep4ward 4 years ago

A destination perfect for adventurers seeking to uncover the beauty of the Chinese wilderness, nicknamed “Avatar Park”, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is one of the most coveted tourist destinations in Asia. This park is compromised of deep forest, ravines, and most uniquely large pillar rock formations that present an almost post-apocalyptic feeling of being entirely one with the natural earth and all its gorgeous structures.

seeker 2 years ago

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