By the time I reached the site, I had no more energy. All that was left of me was a powerful urge to eat anything that crosses my path. The giant rocky cave towering above me, the very reason I was in Tianmen Mountain in the first place, appeared to
I was expecting to be sick to the stomach at some point during the ride, but the stellar view of Tianmen Mountain’s jagged landscape was too much of a beautiful distraction. I barely felt the sharp turns. Tongtian Avenue earns its fancy nicknames — Big Gate Road, Avenue Toward Heaven,
I have taken cable car rides only six times in my life (including the Jewel Box in Singapore and Panorama Langkawi in Malaysia), but the Tianmen Shan Cable Car is by far the most scenic and the most unforgettable. Tianmen Shan Cable Car ferries visitors from the city center of Zhangjiajie
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t scared. It was the most terrified I had been in my life. Ever. It was as though hell lived inside my stomach! Something about this walkway frightened me so much that I couldn’t push myself to make that first step. It wasn’t the dizzying heights
China was one country I had always tried to dodge in the past few years. There was just so much negativity going on between China and the Philippines — the dragging territorial disputes, the execution of Filipino drug traffickers, and a few unsavory stories from friends who were detained upon
He called himself the Son of Heaven. The man was Xiang Dakun, chieftain of the Tujia ethnic group who, in 1353, launched an uprising against the ruling dynasty. At the base of the Green Rock Mountain, he established a state and proclaimed himself Tianzi, meaning Son of Heaven. To his followers,
The towering columns of the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park are not really floating, but it takes not much imagination to see how this stunning landscape has served as an inspiration to the Hallelujah Mountains, the floating islands of the fictional moon Pandora in the James Cameron film Avatar.