Tianmen mountain 04.05.2018


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I would never thought that the longest cable car way is located in small Chinese city Zhangjiajie. However it's absolutely true.

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Alternative option to cable car is steep serpentine. Though I'm not sure if it's possible to go up there by bus (however it's certainly possible to go down).

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20 minutes in cable car and I was on Tianmen mountain. There are two amazing routes on the mountain edge up there.

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Trails literally hang on the edge and there is about 1000m down there.

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To make you feel the height stronger there are two glass bridges on the way. Unfortunately I was there in the rain, so rain drops spoiled a bit impression, however on the part where water is like a film, it feels really interesting. And unusual.

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The fence on the way is pretty low, so there are signs which ask you to avoid jumping from the trail.

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The trail follows all the mountain turns. That's why there are interesting twists in the gorges where distance between bridges is just a few meters.

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It's really beautiful view from the top. It must be picturesque in sunny day.

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I wasn't really lucky with the weather, however in the first half of the day at least it was clear. Until clouds came in and I couldn't see any longer almost anything.

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I tried to hide in local temple, though even there visibility was way too low.

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Instead I took a chance to enjoy some live local music nearby.

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I made half of the way with clear weather though.
On the way down I took escalator instead of expensive cable car (from my understanding it's also possible to go up with it).

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It took me to the Heaven gate, which was completely hidden by the cloud :)

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Fortunately I took a picture during my way up on the cable car. At least something.

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There is a huge steep stair from the gate. In early days people went up to the gate. Nowadays they reversed the direction, so almost all visitors choose to go down.

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It's much easier to go down. I've heard that in past days last part of the stairs people went already using four legs (:

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