Tianmen mountain 04.05.2018
I would never thought that the longest cable car way is located in small Chinese city Zhangjiajie. However it's absolutely true.
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).
20 minutes in cable car and I was on Tianmen mountain. There are two amazing routes on the mountain edge up there.
Trails literally hang on the edge and there is about 1000m down there.
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.
The fence on the way is pretty low, so there are signs which ask you to avoid jumping from the trail.
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.
It's really beautiful view from the top. It must be picturesque in sunny day.
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.
I tried to hide in local temple, though even there visibility was way too low.
Instead I took a chance to enjoy some live local music nearby.
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).
It took me to the Heaven gate, which was completely hidden by the cloud :)
Fortunately I took a picture during my way up on the cable car. At least something.
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.
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 (: