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Zhangjiajie Southern Heaven Gate

Wulingyuan District 2012/08/24 View:2093

This is a naturally formed gateway with a width that exceeds 10 meters at the bottom and a height of more than 15 meters. As people view this formation, Everyone feels a sense of wonder at Nature’s superb craftsmanship.

This gateway holds little promimence in the world, but its name is well known in many other places, such as:Tai Mountain in Shandong Province, Hengshan Mountain in Hunan Province. If you are a fan of the Internet, and depend on the search engines of Sohu and Sina, you can input these three characters “Southern Heaven Gate” and find thousands of relevent websites. From one standpoint, this shows that people are very fond of this name; from another, it proves that during the development of modern tourism, much interaction and imitation exists.

Here in Zhangjiajie, We have two scenic spots named “Southern Heaven Gate” If you prefer something more distinctive, now you have plenty of inspiration. So, why not try to give a unique name to this wonderful gateway? If you come up with a really catchy one, Somebody will give you an ample reward!

Translated by Sophia

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