Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie
Attractions Overview: The famous glass skywalk and Tianmen Cave are "can't miss" site
Attraction Type: National Forest Park
Chinese Name: 天门山国家森林公园
English Name: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
Best Time to Visit: All Year Round
Recommended Visiting Time: Half Day
Open Hours: 06:30-18:00 from March 1 to November 30 (peak season); 08:00-17:30 from December 1 to February 29 (off season)
Admission Fee: 235 CNY
Address in English: Dayong Road, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie City
Address in Chinese: 张家界市永定区大庸路
Why is Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park So Special?
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, is the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie, with the main peak of 1518.6 meters (4982.3 feet) high. The world marvelous scene called Tianmen Cave, meaning a door to the heaven in Chinese, makes this mountain famous. The comparative plat mountain top, the well-preserved original forest, the rare plants and species, the natural bonsai in everywhere form into a splendid picture. People entitle this mountain as the most beautiful flower garden in the sky and the fairy land in the boundary of heaven.
Where is Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park?
Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park is located 8km away from Zhangjiajie city center.
How to Get to Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
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If you want to get rid of hustle of transportation and troublesome navigation, you can book a private tour package which covers visiting, dining and transfer from us. Our local tour guide and driver will escort you to Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park with speed and convenience, and take care of all the details. You just need to focus on travel.
For independent travelers you can
take a cable car from Tianmenshan Cableway Station in downtown Zhangjaijie (11 Dayong Rd, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie) to the mountaintop. The cable car costs RMB 25 for one-way trip.
Take Bus No. 5 and get off at the foot of Tianmen Mountain.
Main Attractions in Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
The thrilling glass skywalk is stretching around a cliff on Tianmen Mountain. It is 4700 feet off the ground, and only 4-5 feet wide, 2 1/2 inches thick. Look down and you can see right through the crystal clear skywalk, and feel like walking in the sky. Although it is 60 meters long, maybe you can’t help screaming when step your foot on it. It is definitely not only a new way to appreciate the stunning mountainous landscapes, but also a challenge to you.
Tiamnen Cave, or Tianmen Gate is the natural water-eroded cave with the highest elevation in the world. In 263 AD, the thousand-meter high cliff of Songliang Mountain suddenly broke open into a door-like cave which became a rare wonder of the world. Hence Songliang Mountain is change to Tianmen Mountain. Tianmen Cave runs south-northward with a height of 131.5 meters, a width of 57 meters and a depth of 60 meters. It rises above the ground and nears the sky with a lofty and towering posture. The shadow of it reaches the north of the vast sea, the clouds over it near the south of the handle of the Dipper. It’s much like a gate towards the heaven. The wonder attracted the visits and appreciations by emperors, officials, sages, hermits, dignitaries and men of letters of different dynasties. After the accumulation over the dynasties, the unique profound Culture of Heaven is built up.
Useful Travel Tips
- It requires a lot of walking, so please wear suitable shoes.
- The Glass Skywalk and Ghost Path are not suitable for the people with heart problem.
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