Tianmen Mountain National Park
Located 8km away from Zhangjaijie city, Tianmen Mountain is one of the most representative natural sceneries of Zhangjaijie. The world marvelous scene called Tianmen Cave, means a door to the heaven in Chinese, makes this mountain famous. The elevation of Tianmen Mountain is 1518.6 meters (the highest one in Zhangjiajie).
Tianmen Mountain is approved to be National Forest Park in 1992, boasting abundant up-to- 90% vegetation. On the mountain there are a wealth of rare species of plant. Old trees grow very high to the sky. A 7.2-km long cable car was constructed in the park, which is said to be the longest of the same type in the world.
With profound cultural background, Tianmen Mountain is always considered as the holy mountain by locals. A 500-year-old Buddhist temple is nestled in the mountain attracting thousands of prayers every year. Many legends and stories about the mountain were inherited from generation to generation, which are widely spread in the west of Hunan Province.
For a long time, Mount Tianmen not only attracted attention because of its miraculous and unique geographic landform and unparalleled natural landscape, but it also became well-known for its profound cultural connotations and famous colorful humanistic site.