Tianmen Mountain National Park
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park is located 8 kilometers from Zhangjiajie city and is the second largest forest park in Zhangjiajie. The park is one of the best vacation locations which integrate landscapes, culture, wild life and history. Within the Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park there are several attractions which are well worth taking the time to explore. The amazing view from one of the most beautiful mountains of the world is breathtaking. Other amazing attractions are the world’s longest cableway, Skywalk and Heaven-Linking Avenue.
Tianmen Mountain Cableway
Tianmen Mountain Cableway is the world’s longest cableway with a distance of 7,455 meters. The cable car facilities were manufactured by French company POMA and have a total of 98 cars and 57 brackets. The cableway has a height gap of 1,279 meters and is one of the small numbers of cableways in China with a height gap of over 1,000 meters. The cable cars begin operating at 7:30AM during the summer and 8:00AM in the winter. We suggest that if you plan on taking the cable cars you should arrive 30 minutes earlier as the queues are often long. Also during unforeseen weather circumstances such as thunderstorms, high winds and snow, the cableway could be closed.
Tianmen Mountain’s Skywalk is one of the best thrill seeking experience for those who want to take the challenge along the 60 meter long glass bridge. The bridge which built encircling the cliffs of Tianmen Mountain is 3ft wide and gives visitors one of the most exciting yet thrilling experiences. On clear days those who dare walk the bridge can see the thousand feet view below, the Skywalk is definitely not suitable for those who have a fear of heights. During the winter months the Skywalk can be closed due to snow and frost, so if the Skywalk is something you plan on doing during your visit to Tianmen Mountain Forest Park, then its best to check out the weather beforehand.
Heaven-Linking Avenue of Tianmen Mountain is known as one of the most spectacular scenic roads in the world and with a total of 99 bends it has been said to be the avenue towards heaven as the number 9 is considered a lucky number to the Chinese. The road starts at 200 meters below sea level and zig zags its way to 1,300 meters above sea level with a total of 99 bends. Construction of the road began in 1998 and was completed in 2006.
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