Amazing China - 张家界(Zhānɡ Jiā Jiè)

by Wendy

张家界(Zhānɡ Jiā Jiè) in Hunan Province China is famous for the  UNESCO World Heritage Site - 武陵源(Wǔ Línɡ Yuán). 

It covers an area of 690 square kilometers (266 square miles).  Wulingyuan forms part of the Wuling Mountain Range. The scenic area consists of four national parks, which are the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the recently added Yangjiajie Scenic Area. Overall there are over 560 attraction sights to view.

 It is noted for more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools, lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

 It features 40 caves, many with large calcite deposits, and a natural bridge named Tianqianshengkong (Bridge Across the Sky), which is one of the highest natural bridges in the world.

(Tianmenshan Cliff Glass Walk)

Chinese scripts:
无论在世界的任何地方,这样的景观,都叫张家界地貌。
峭壁,怪石,看不到底的深渊,构成了人们想象之外的世界。
许多电影导演,都在这里寻找外星球的取景地。
几乎每一根石柱,从根部到顶部,都与地面垂直90度。
水平平铺的岩层,像摞在一起的书本,码放越整齐,高度越高。
几十米到上千米的落差,让这里的许多沟谷,至今无人踏足。
当成千上万根石柱同时拔地而起,6500万年的时光清晰可见。
云海覆盖的地方,在6500万年前是真实的海洋。地壳剧烈的碰撞,让海底隆起、断裂、侵蚀,在水流与风力的反复切割下,它像这样:成片、成林、成孤峰。
最后,消失不见。

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