I haven’t been blogging for a while because I was in the nature visiting some amazing places in Hunan province. When you visit China then it’s a must to visit Tianmen Mountain and Zhangjiajie National Park unless you’re super afraid of heights of course! But seriously those views are breathtaking! Heavenly incredible! You’re just so high up that you’ll get the feeling like you’re top of the world. Magical!
So today I’ll tell you more about the Tianmen mountain national park. You can get there by world’s longest cableway (more than 7km) from the heart of Zhangjiejie city. Ticket to Tianmen mountain costs around 250yuan (cableway up+down + bus to the cave) and it’s a perfect one day trip.
The length of the cableway is 7455meters and it takes around half an hour to get to the top. Views on your way are of course stunning and breathtaking. It feels like flying! I was alone in the cable car and it was the greatest feeling ever! You’re just floating there in the middle of the high mountains and clouds, enjoying the view and feeling so bloody happy about the opportunity of seeing something so insanely beautiful!
Once I arrived up I started walking around on the western part of the park. I arrived up around 11am and the weather sucked.. View from the cableway was great but once I started hiking I couldn’t see almost anything. But thanks god that after a while the weather started to get better and soon I started to see incredible views of the scenery.
On the afternoon I finally arrived to the walk-of-fath glass path. I was really looking forward to this one because I wasn’t sure I’ll be able to walk on the glass. I just have to mention that I’m afraid of heights and I really don’t like to walk on any kind of transparent floors. Many people actually came back from there because they were too afraid to step on it.
After paying 5yuan I got those ugly shoe covers and I was ready to challenge my fear! Unfortunately it wasn’t that scary at all.. it seems to be quite safe and after all the floor is also a bit dirty what makes it even less scary. The walk itself is quite short, only 60meters long but I definitely suggest you to try, you might still get some goosebumps before doing your first step on the glass floor. And views from there are once again insanely beautiful!
After the Walk of Faith I felt like I’ve seen everything in the upper part of the park, so it was time to take the cableway to the middle station. I didn’t understand much, so I just followed some Chinese tourists and before I even noticed we were cruising between the mountains on the so called “Heaven-linking Avenue” with a minibus. Views were amazing, ride was scary and my stomach wasn’t that happy about this ride.
Finally we arrived next to the Tianmen Cave – another great place! Beautiful views to everywhere and 999 stair steps to up! Loco loco… 999steps went quite fast and it was a nice short training for legs.
So much about the Tianmen Mountain.. I’ll soon write you more about Zhangjiajie National Park as well! So far go and check my Instagram: www.instagram.com/liinatravels and Facebook: www.facebook.com/liinatravels! 🙂
Have a great new week! Happy travels and adventures!