Please take note that heavy items such as backpacks and camera are not allowed on the Glass Bridge. You can consign your belongings at the entrance of Glass Bridge.
Check your backpack and ensure that you have brought all your necessities. Bring enough water and make sure you are hydrated all time. Private transport will bring you to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. You will enter through National Forest Park Entrance and start your journey from there. We will visit Yuanjiajie and Tianzi Mountain today. Yuanjiajie and Tianzi Mountain Reserve is probably the most visited by many nature lovers, who come to marvel at the gravity-defying landscape of soaring sandstone pinnacles. Shuttle bus will transfer you to Bailong Elevator, where you will ascend the mountain to Yuanjiajie. Bailong Elevator is the world’s highest outdoor elevator, 335 meters high, is built alongside an enormous rock pillar. The ride is about 66 seconds. Snap some photos and share these fantastic views with your friends. After a 32 minutes hike, you will reach the main highlights in Yuanjiajie. One incredible panorama after another, it’s hard to not lose yourself amidst the charm of Yuanjiajie’s natural beauties. The No. 1 Natural Stone Bridge, is 357m above the canyon floor spanning two adjacent peaks, which allows visitors to walk in between these two peaks. At Wangqiao Platform, you can get the full view of this natural stone bridge from a distance. Mihun Platform (or literally means the enchanted platform), provides you mesmerising views of grotesque rocks and stone pillars in peculiar shape, is one of the best observatory platform in Yuanjiajie. The ‘Back Garden’, or the ‘Backyard’, is where you can see groups of sandstone pillars rising up from the verdant forest. An imposing peak erects from the deep canyon is the Southern Sky Pillar or the Heaven and Earth Column. But it is better known as the Avatar Hallelujah Mountain by most of the people, for having served as the inspiration of “Hallelujah Mountain” in the movie Avatar. Walking through the peaks is like through a gigantic bonsai garden. Spent around 2 hours hiking while visiting all the highlights at Yuanjiajie before going to Tianzi Mountain reserve.
At Tianzi Mountain, you will see stunning peaks rise one after another. There’s a higher chance of getting sea of cloud in this area after the rain. With an altitude of 1260 meters, you can get above a shroud of dramatic cloud cover on some of the peaks in Tianzi Mountain reserve. During your 3 hours of hiking, you may want to pay some attention to some highlights in the area. Imperial Calligraphy Brush Peaks, is a line of grotesque pillars of various height which look like calligraphy brush. ‘Fairy Scattering Flowers’ Peak will need your imagination. It is a peak that look like a fairy with a basket of flower in her arm. Tianzi Pavilion literally means the ‘Son of Heaven’ Pavilion, is the best place to view the whole scenery of Tianzi Mountain. While the most mysterious place in National Forest Park, Shentangwan, is a deep depression filled with sandstone pillars and primeval forest. Go near the depression, you can hear growling and howling of wind as if the sound of an unseen battle deep in the valley. Descend the mountain by cable car at Tianzi Mountain cable car station before taking shuttle bus out of the scenic area. Then private transport will bring you back to hotel.
Cable car up Tianzi Mountain