A Walk of Faith

How brave are you? Would you skydive? Would you bungee jump? Would you swim with sharks? What about rock climbing and abseiling? Or hanging off the edge of a mountain? Imagine this scenario: on one side there is a sheer rock face, on the other a 4,000ft drop – and all to separate you, the brave traveller, from a deadly plunge, is a 3ft-wide and 2.5in-thick glass walkway. WHAT? This is the incredible glass walkway of the Tianmen Mountain in Zhangjiajie, China. Would you dare?

As for this part of the world…

Zhangjiajie City is located on the northwestern border of Hunan Province of China. With its subtropical moist mountain climate, it’s the ideal place for tourists to spend a holiday. The area also features a variety of different terrains including: mountainous regions, upland areas, plains, and rock areas. Among these, the mountains cover 76 percent of the total area. The world-famous  natural heritage site ‘Wulingyuan Scenic Area’ is located on the base of these great mountains, ones that just so happened to inspire the film Avatar.

For future reference, should you ever be forunate enough to visit this magnificent place… The areas that are worth visiting include Zhangjiajie National Forest Park (known as China’s first national forest park), Suoxiyu Natural Resource Reserve, and Tianzi Mountain Natural Resource Reserve. This wonderland is covered with dense forests and is considered Mother Nature’s Oxygen Bar.

Zhangjiajie is a surreal world. A land of sandstone pillars towering above mist-shrouded ravines, pristine waters gently flowing under dense forests, rapids thundering, birds singing and animals leaping, that’s Zhangjiajie.


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