Must visit in China: Zhangjiajie National park and Tianmen Mountain!

Exactly like a paintingExactly like a painting

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!ย 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!

Those roads look so creepy and later I was actually driving there by bus
Those roads look so creepy and later I was actually driving there by bus

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!

On my way up with the world's longest cableway .. amazing views!
On my way up with the world’s longest cableway .. amazing views!

My first views looked exactly like this... Inside of the cloud:My first views looked exactly like this… Inside of the cloud, couldn’t see anything ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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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.

Cave
Tianmen Cave
Sun came out :)
Sun came out ๐Ÿ™‚ Beautiful cliff bath

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Damn this view! It was just impossible to stop staring, to stop making pictures.. way too beautiful!
Damn this view! It was just impossible to stop staring, to stop making pictures.. way too beautiful!

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.

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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!

Yup, I did it! Me, who's quite afraid of heights! But to be honest it wasn't that scary after all :D I was expecting something much scarier.
Yup, I did it! Me, who’s quite afraid of heights! And it was great!!!
Glass walkway "walk of faith"
Glass walkway “walk of faith”
I'm pretty high! As google says: "The Walk Of Faith is a glass walkway built off the side of a cliff 1,430 meters in the air."
I’m pretty high! As google says: “The Walk Of Faith is a glass walkway built off the side of a cliff 1,430 meters in the air.”
From this picture you can actually see that the glass walkway is pretty high
From this picture you can actually see that the glass walkway is pretty high up.
Pretty cool view to the Tianmen Cave
Pretty cool view to the Tianmen Cave

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 โ€“ 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.

Yet another Chinese who wanted to make pictures with me.. Tianmen Cave behind us.
Yet another Chinese who wanted to make pictures with me.. Tianmen Cave behind us.
Tianmen Cave - the natural mountain-penetrating karst cave with the highest elevation in the world (with 1300 height).
Tianmen Cave – the natural mountain-penetrating karst cave with the highest elevation in the world (with 1300 height).
Crazy curves
Crazy curves
Evening Glory
Evening Glory

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/liinatravelsย and Facebook: www.facebook.com/liinatravels! ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a great new week! Happy travels and adventures!

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6 thoughts on “Must visit in China: Zhangjiajie National park and Tianmen Mountain!”

  1. Wow, China is definitely filled with so many amazing places to visit. I spent a month traveling through China with my mom and we only got to do and see all the major things of China. I will definitely have to go back again someday to explore some more.

    1. Yeah China is full of wonderful places.. and I guess that even after traveling for years in China, there’s still a lot to discover ๐Ÿ˜‰
      You should definitely come back some day to see more nice places in China ๐Ÿ™‚

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