DRAMATIC PINNACLES THAT INSPIRED THE SCENERY IN AVATAR
Zhangjiajie (also known as Wulingyuan) is a scenic area famous for its towering pinnacles and the region is said to be the inspiration for the mountains of Pandora in the movie Avatar. The summit of the mountain is easily accessible by cable car or the impressive Bailong Elevator, which at 1,070ft high claims to be the tallest outdoor elevator in the world. Either way the views of the rocky peaks, lush forests and swirling mist will astound you.
For the more adventurous, take a walk around an exposed cliff-face for an eagle’s-eye view of the surrounding landscape. The glass-bottomed Skywalk clings precariously to the sheer rock 4,000ft above the valley floor and is definitely not for the faint-hearted!
For a more relaxing experience enjoy a boat ride across the tranquil waters of Baofeng Lake. Nestled between the peaks, this small lake perfectly captures beauty of the area. The pristine surroundings and verdant trees give the lake a fairytale atmosphere.