Tianzishan (天子山) mountain, Zhangjiajie, China – Day 2


We went shopping for crystal after our lunch and in the late afternoon we came to Tianzishan (天子山) mountain, Zhangjiajie, we shouldn’t make this journey to this mountains due it about 4.30 p.m. and they close at 5.30 p.m.  We have been able to view most of the features in this Tianzishan but missed the most beautiful scenery at the top of the mountains where we have to take  another cable car to this mountain peak.

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Source from China Guide:

Located in the northeast of Wulingyuan Scenic Area in the city of Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province, Mt. Tianzishan is a splendid vista of bizarre rock formations, precipitous cliffs, misty clouds and cascading waterfalls

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It is one of the four scenic spots in Wulingyuan National Park, together with the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the Suoxiyu National Resource Reserve and the Yangjiajie Scenic Area. In 1992, Wulingyuan National Park was officially recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Mt. Tianzishan is a typical sandstone formation, characterized by a multitude of densely gathered peaks, enjoying a reputation as “the king of all mountains.” Most notably, almost half of the 3103 peaks of Zhangjiaje can be viewed from this lofty stage. It is not just an ordinary place: it is a “forest” of mountains, a “kingdom” of peaks, and a “sea” of summits.

A saying about Mt. Tianzishan goes: “Being not Yellow Mountain but better than it.” The landscape here varies in different seasons and also in one day, which makes Mt. Tianzishan a very interesting destination.


In bygone days, the elderly would say, “Once you have seen the five holy mountains, you will lose interest in all others, but once you have viewed Yellow Mountain, the five holy mountains will lose their allure.” However, today’s experienced travelers exclaim, “Once you behold the awesome face of Mt. Tianzishan, it is unnecessary to venture elsewhere!”

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Ascend Mt. Tianzishan by cable car and you may think you have entereda fairyland. Four wonders for the breathtaking sceneries will catch your eyes: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter. Cloud and mist in the Mountain enjoys high reputation nationwide, especially just after the rain, which adds much charm to Mt. Tianzishan. Clouds and mists are the most common and wonderful sights here. It also has the largest bronze statue in China, the Statue of Marshal He Long.

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At these mountains peaks there is a mirror bridge where we can see the bottom of the canyon, it is scary experience and it need the bravest person to walk this glass bridge that surrounded the mountains.  My daughter has height phobia and after walking these bridge and it has cured her height phobia.

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This is a wonder out of these world and it is a must to see when you are in Zhangjiajie. The fare for the cable car is expensive but it worth every pence for it.



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