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“Never in winter”

Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie
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Group Day Trip to Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain and Sky Walk
Ranked #2 of 63 things to do in Zhangjiajie
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park is the second national forest park in Zhangjiajie, where the famous Tianmen Mountain is located.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Never in winter”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Exciting 30-minute cable car ride starting from the heart of the town into the "heavens" with a mix of flat and steep inclines - would probably be an even more amazing ride if we saw the attractions which were clearly marked on the brochures handed over at the entrance. However, foggy winter conditions limited visibility of "majestic" landscapes from above so the ride was more like flying up into a whirl of clouds.

Mid-level should allow visitors to walk up to the cave (which is basically an opening between a mountain) but given (again, the conditions) not only could we not see the cave, we could not walk the trail either.

Top-level should give a good view of the flora that grows out of the mountain. In the winter, it was snowy as hell but remained still interesting to tropical inhabitants like ourselves. However, would probably be even more alluring in the summer or spring when all of it is in full color (instead of simply white). Walking on glass and seeing all of nature's glory underneath it was another seemingly thrilling activity to embark on except it was closed for the winter.

Definitely NOT worth a visit in the winter - especially given the top level waiting area does not even have a heating system in place to keep visitors warm...

Visited December 2012
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“Incredible Ride Into the Clouds!”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

The cable car offers a spectacular view of the mountains and the city of Zhangjiajie. I don't necessarily recommend visiting in November, as the weather was extremely foggy. It did make the area very ethereal, but the views from the top of the mountain were all lost. Unfortunately, this also prevented us from seeing what I'd consider to be the main attraction, the Heavenly Gate. I climbed all of the 999 steps up, and couldn't see a thing!

Visited November 2012
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“Gigantic scenic on earth”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great nature and human touched for exploring world on the cloud level.
Climbing up was a great experience to win ourselves and break the personal limitation.
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Visited November 2012
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New Zealand
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“amazing foothpath”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a clever creation of the footpaths/walkways hugging on the cliff of the mountains. Allowing tourist to walk to places one would never dream of going. Some very clever people there.

Visited October 2012
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“It has the potential to thrill, but....”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The fact that it's featured in Avatar gave us the thrill before we set foot at its entrance. But.... Mother Nature played mischief with us. Rain, fog, sunless..... It was a miserable day out. We went up, but the crowds were just too big, as always with anyplace in China.

Visited October 2012
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