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The six old mysteries of Tianmenshan Mountain

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Tianmenshan Mountain,is always reputed as the first holy mountain in Wes-tern Hunan Province.In thousand and hundred years.the appearance of the six unsovable riddles-“the opening of tianmenshan cave,the turbulent water of tianmenshan,the turning of tianmen cave,the buried treasure by yehu(an ancient general),the picture of guigu-an ancient religious master,and the auspicious unicorn”-which adds to the mysterious,spiritual and celestial atmosphere to the place.

天門洞開之謎 Tianmen cave,the masterpiece of the nature,is embedded in the precipitous cliff like a shining mirror.It is also like an opening Heaven Gate absorbing and lightning.It is full of celestial palaces mysteries.The exact origin of the cave is still lacking convincing scientific explanation.

天門翻水之謎 On the left cliff of EL.1500m Tianmen Cave,appeared wonders of roaring floods in the seasons of serious drought. Followed are the sudden breakout of social reforms,human holocaust and natural disasters of china.Are these the warnings of the nature?

鬼谷顯影之謎  A brave explorer daring into the ghost valley once occasionally took a picture of the side head of the revered ancient master Guigu on the stone wall of the cave.Yet years later,many retaking of pictures there yield nothing the same.Is this one-time picture of Guigu a coincidence or is it an arrangement by the God on purpose?

天門瑞獸之謎  According to the records,once some one by chance saw unicorns in the primitive forests at Tianmen.The animal resembles the picture of an ancient Chinese auspicious animal very much.The animal is tiger-shaped, red all over the body with a single arch cornu in the middle of head.It disappears quickly when there is some one near it.

野拂藏寶之謎 Yefu,i.e.LiGuo,the senior general of Li Zicheng,gained the Buddhist name Yefu after became a Buddhist disciple.It is well known that Li Zicheng retreated from Beijing in defeat and snatched away the gold,sliver and other treasures from the national treasury for the intended second uprising,while Yefu came to Tianmen Mountain surely for the purpose of burying the treasures.For hundreds of years,numerous people came here to find the treasures but none of them succeeded.Where on earth are these treasures is still a mystery.

天門轉向之謎 About seventy or eighty years ago,standing at the south pier by the riverside in Zhangjiajie city ,one can see clearly the grand and wonderful Tianmen Cave.However,today in the same place one can only see the mountain rather than the cave;and if one wants to see the wonder,he has to go to Dayongqiao Park four kilometers away.Is this really because of the slow and secret turning of Tianmen Cave from north to northwest direction?

  • Yongding Longfeng Terrace

    Yongding Longfeng Terrace

    ZJJ Longfeng Terrace is located in Longfeng Village,Zhangjiajie Yongding Luoshui Town.In Golden Autumn Day, People will be intoxicated by the picturesque idyllic scenery in Longfeng Terraces where more than 3,000 terraced fields row upon row with murmuring of the running water in the creek, some folk houses of primitive simplicity interspersing among them and two or three farmers in the fields. What a fairyland it is! This is what people are familiar with Longfeng Terrace as an important project of leisure agriculture and rural tourism development.In Longfeng Terrace,There is totally different scenery at all seasons when aroma of the rape flowers permeates into your nose in spring, rice shoots dance along with the breezes in summer, the ripe and golden ears of paddy blink in autumn and blowing snow float over the terraces in winter.And all of these natural beauties will not be a privilege only to the local people. In order to let the world to witness its beauty, Government of Yongding District will develop Longfeng Terraces according to 5A criteria by expanding its area to 10.000mu and equipping it with high-standard tourists’ reception facilities in order to create a miracle of leisure agriculture and rural tourism.By Brenda
    2012-09-19 23:56 View:3724
  • Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Road

    Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain Road

    The Most Spectacular Road in China–Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mount is the highest mountain in Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City, with a main peak of 1518.6 meters. It is just 8 kilometers away from Zhangjiajie urban area. Tianmen Mount is famous for its natural wonder Tianmen Cave. In ancient times, Tianmen Mount was called Songliang Mount and was the earliest famous mountain written into annals of history.In May, 2005, Tianmen Mount sky way was completed finally. This sky way which is called heaven-linking avenue has 99 turns, directly drifting into sky. Thus “The most spectacular road” turned out splendidly. In September, the world’s longest mountain cableway—Tianmen Mount sightseeing cableway was also completed. This cableway has a length of 7455 meters and has an altitude difference of 1279 meters. It straightly gets to the top from downtown, just like a rainbow.Generally, heaven-linking avenue is dangerous. It crookedly passes through mountains and cliffs. After walking through this heaven-linking avenue, senior vice chairman of Chinese Calligraphy Association Shen Peng joyfully inscribed four words for it, which integrates with amazingTianmen Mount Road.Translated by Becky
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  • Zhangjiajie Ghost Valley Glass Plank Bridge

    Zhangjiajie Ghost Valley Glass Plank Bridge

    Zhangjiajie tianmen mountain ghost valley glass bridge is located in the west of zhangjiajie tianmen mountain national forest park. It is 60 meters long and the high peak is 1430 meters above sea level. All visitors are asked to put on shoe on the bridge, in order to keep clean glass bridge.As a new attractions, unlike other plank road, the wonder of ghost valley glass plank road neither in the cliff top, nor in the side cliff. It is that all the line growing in the middle of the cliff, which gives a horrible sense to a person.Translated by Sophia
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  • Tianmenshan Misty Yuhu Peak

    Tianmenshan Misty Yuhu Peak

    Yuhu Peak,one of the sixteen famous peaks of ZJJ Tianmen Mount,is named after its shape which similar to a kettle.The legend goes that this kettle belongs to Fairy Magu who left the kettle in Tianmen Mount.That day was Queen Mother’s birthday,when Fairy Magu toasted Queen Mother and she felt tipsy then forgot to bring the kettle back.YuHu peak is one of the most beautiful sightseeing position.Its west,east and south parts are surrounded by dangerous cliffs.Its north part is facing Tianmen Mount and with forty-eight horse head shaped peaks in its south-eastern direction.It was said that forty-eight horse head shaped peaks were the embodiments of Qin shihuang’s (The first emperor of Qin dynasty 259-210B.C.)war-horses.During the morning of summer days,Yuhu peak is usually enveloped by clouds and mists which compound a beautiful and fascinating view for tourists.Here are the misty pictures of Yuhu peak in ZJJ Tianmen Mount.By Aileen
    2011-05-28 23:20 View:3987
  • Zhangjiajie DaYong Bar street

    Zhangjiajie DaYong Bar street

    Zhangjiajie bar street, located in jiefang road,which has the strong xiangxi amorous folk culture. BigYong scenic spot has the first domestic national non-material cultural heritage exhibition building and zhangjiajie museum.On night, entering city bar street, we can see the primitive simplicity atmosphere of tujia diaojiao building, beautiful magic of miao village, romantic appearance of shelter bridge, mysterious majesty of the house of the PanWang yao, still can see quiet and beauty of bai three lanes. Five minority customs are different, but live in harmony, it seems to be the epitome of the xiangxi world.Translated by Sophia
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  • Tianmen cave's Five Miracles

    Tianmen cave's Five Miracles

    In zhangjiajie nationalforest park, thepeakofTianMenmountain, there is a huge cave, this is the world-famous Tianmen cave. In 1999, the pilots fromRussia,United States,Hungary,kazakhstan, theCzech republicandLithuaniapassed through it, creating a new list in Guinness Book of World Records. This hole has the odd characteristics.First of all, majestic and tall appearence. The cave is 131.1 meters tall, 30 meters wide, 37 m deep , which can accommodate 300 people. In other words, it can build a buiding with 16 floor height. In qing dynasty, LiJin stood at the yongding city ,seeing the moon was swallowed half by the cave.Secondly, open and bright feeling. Before and after TianMen mountains, are very low. But the mountain stand brightly. A hole is very empty just like the peaceful water. It only accompanies with the spotless blue sky in addition to the white clouds. As a result, it provides good conditions to 1999 years of the plane through this hole.Thirdly, the rainy day of plum flower. No arrival, no man would believe cliff, a day to night, all the year round, a ticking, landing “plum rain”. It is said that, as long as open to pick up 48 drops, one can become immortal. Here comes a question: where does the plum flower rain come from? It is a mystery, which attracts quite a few scholars and scientists to explore.What is more, bamboo hangs upside down. South eaves of the cave, was covered by green and not tall green bamboo. The root as QiuLong, the leaves like willow clusters, the rows of droop like shade. Screaming with the wind, it commonly known as the LongZhu.The last but not the least, changeable. At TianMen cave, when it is a sunny day, a small cloud with mist wipes weakly. It does not seem to a big trouble. However , if meet the rainy weather, crazy cloud and angry fog chat with the blows of rock. The terrible sound wisphers, the cold wind blows up, which like the dragon jumping and celvin dancing. All of this give a horrible feeling. If meet the sun just after raining, cloud and mist seal, TianMen hides invisiblily, even cannot measure the right direction.With five miracles, they give booming and vigorous vitality to the mountain. If TianMen mountain is the soul of the wuling mountains. Anyway, we cannot deny the fact that the TianMen cave is the soul of TianMen mountain.Translated by Sophia #gallery-1 {margin: auto;}#gallery-1 .gallery-item {float: left;margin-top: 10px;text-align: center;width: 33%;}#gallery-1 img {border: 2px solid #cfcfcf;}#gallery-1 .gallery-caption {margin-left: 0;}
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  • Tianmenshan Heaven-Linking Avenue

    Tianmenshan Heaven-Linking Avenue

    Heaven-Linking Avenue has 99 turns symbolizing that the Heaven has nine palaces.the avenue runs upward with the postture of the mountain like the soarings of great dragon and also hangs like a jade belt with zigzag turns circling the hills. It is worth the titlewonder of highway in the world. Through Heaven-linking Avenue,one reaches directly the Tianti-celestial ladder. The grand celestial-like scene came into view.
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  • Tianmenshan Garden in the air

    Tianmenshan Garden in the air

    Tianmen Mountain  is an integrated synclinal geological unit which has the landform of middle-mountain karst platform with peak groups and canyons. The top of Tianmen mountain is a cliff sight of karst platform. The karst hillocks and karrens spread wildly to form wonders of stone forests in the air. Moreover, with moss spreading all over the ground, wild vines twining and twisting, what come into sight are natural bonsais like grand gardens which were as if created by the immortals. The tourists can relish the natural wonders and feel the miracles of the Creator to their hearts\' content.  
    2013-03-01 15:22 View:5647
  • Tianmenshan Yunmeng fairy summit

    Tianmenshan Yunmeng fairy summit

    The summit of Zhang Jiajie---Yunmeng Fairy Summit, 1518.6 m above sea level, is the summit of Tianmen Mountain and Zhang Jiajie. Looking around, the sixteen peaks of Tianmen Mountain are different in shape; looking afar, the scenery of Wulingyuan comes into view; looking into the city, the new appearance of Zhang Jiajie is taken in at a glance.
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  • Tianmenshan Plank Road

    Tianmenshan Plank Road

    Zhangjiajie Tianmenshan West Plank Road-Guigu Plank RoadZhangjiajie Tianmenshan East Plank Road-Bi Ye Yaotai area Yuhu peak Viewing platformVisitors walk on the Quiet path
    2011-05-06 23:17 View:12335