Tianmen Mountain or Tianmen Mountain National is located in downtown district Zhangjiajie, which main peak has an elevation of 1518.6 meters. It is one of the most representative natural sites of Zhangjiajie Geopark. It is reputed as the most Beautiful Garden in the Air and Wonderland in the Heaven. The main attractions in Tianmen Mountain include Tianmen Cave, Tianmen Mountain Cableway, Heaven-Linking Avenue, Bonsai Garden and Ghost-valley Plank Path with nearly 60-meter glass skywalk. The geopark is the classic Karst landform.
Located 8 kilometers from the Zhangjiajie downtown, Tianmen Mountain was nicknamed as Dream Cloud Mountain or Songliang Mountain in the past.
In the year 263(the Three Kingdoms Period), the thousand-meter high cliff of Songliang Mountain suddenly broke into a door-like cave running north-southward. From then on, the mountain was called “Tianmen Mountain” as “Tianmen” in Chinese means the Heavenly Gate or Haven’s Door.
Tianmen Cave with a height of 131.5 meters, a width of 57meters and a depth of 60 meters is the main attraction in the Tianmen Mountain. The opening of Tianmen Cave is full of mysterious views with combining mountain, clouds, fogs with thunders and lightning sometimes.
Tianmen Mountain Cableway, the longest passenger cableway of high mountains in the world. The cableway is 7,455 meter in total length; its height gap reaches 1279 meters. The safe cableway starts from the downtown city garden and ends at the platform on the mountain top. During the cableway journey, tourists would transformed from the city building views into a long grand painting of unparalleled natural landscape.
The Ghost-valley Plank Path is located at the scenic area of Looking-for-the-wonderland with a total length of 800 meters and averagely 1400 meters above sea level. It hangs on the upper side of the Ghost-valley Cave. The 60-meters glass skywalk is near the Ghost-valley Plank Path. The width of the glass skywalk is 1.6 meters and tourists could see the cliffs and rocks below the skywalks clearly when walking by. Here your hearts will be agitated by the shock and stimulation by the height reaching 1430 meters above the sea level. For the timid ones or fearing of the height, there is also another normal path to choose.
Reputed as the First Holy Mountain in Western Hunan Province, the wonders of Tianmen Mountain attracts the tourists not only by the marvelous Karst geographic landscape but also the cultural histories in the ancient. Many X-sports amateurs from home and aboard also regard Tianmen Mountain as a destination for the extreme sports and challenges.