Heaven's Gate @Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park (天門山國家森林公園 天門聖境)

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MF(Meditation Falcon… on July 6, 2012

Tianmen Mountain is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in northwestern Hunan Province, China

The mountain is famous for its unique natural miracle - the Tianmen Cave; it was authorized as a national forest park in July, 1992. Tianmen Mountains is rich in Chinese culture; it is regarded as the Top 1 Heaven Mountain in the west part of Hunan province and the sprit of Wuling (an old name of the county here).


Tianmen Cave (means the Heaven's Gate in Chinese): The cave is on the precipices and is over 1260 meters elevation, the height of the cave is 131.5 meters and the width is about 50 meters, the unusual grotto is grand and magnificent. The cave is like the door to heaven; it looks like the junction of common world and the place where god lives. Guest may need to walk up 999 steps to reach the cave, it will be tried but lucky, because '9' is the biggest number in Chinese culture and 999 means an eternal/forever life. The highlight of Tianmen Cave is the mystic views of fog and cloud. Watching the changing of clouds and fogs, the feeling is like traveling in a place with profound questions asked by the god. On September 25, 2011 Jeb Corliss glided through the 100 feet (30 m) wide archway in the mountain using a wing suit. The flight began from a helicopter at 6,000 feet (1,800 m), and ended with a safe landing on a nearby bridge.

cjlin on July 6, 2012

Nice composition. YSL. cjlin

bucefal on July 9, 2012

Wonderful place.

LIKE

Many thanks for your visits & comments.

Friendly greetings from Ukraine.

Roman.

Tom Sellek on July 11, 2012

Fine perspective ,thanks for explanations MF

Ciao tom

Kalin Ranchev on July 13, 2012

Amazing place, magical scenery, wonderful composition!!!

F+L

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Greetings,

Kalin

Mojzer László on July 16, 2012

Hi MF! Very nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE

乾龍 on September 1, 2012

非常好的背景 讚 問候我的朋友 乾龍

GlowSiess on September 12, 2012

festive/love your gallery..

kostas papantoniou-V… on September 14, 2012

Amazing place ,smart composition! Greetings,Kostas

ALTHAYR DE MORAES on October 2, 2012

A PLACE LIKE THIS MUST BE VERY PACIFIC & CALM ! A PERFECT LOCAL TO MEDITATION ! L & F ! WELCOME TO OUR GROUP, YES, OUR BECAUSE NOW IT IS ALSO YOURS ! POST YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS WHEN & HOW YOU PREFER, AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH BY YOUR ANSWER TO MY INVITATION ! HEALTH & PEACE TO YOU & FAMILY SINCE SANTOS-SP, BRAZIL

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  • Uploaded on July 6, 2012
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    by MF(Meditation Falcon…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Taken on 2012/05/17 11:01:23
    • Exposure: 0.125s (1/8)
    • Focal Length: 16.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash

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