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TBT – Zhangjiajie National Forest Park UNES...

TBT – Zhangjiajie National Forest Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

To be honest, when I picked to go to Zhangjiajie for my holidays, I did not know what to expect. I have heard nothing about this place before that day and was only learning from what everybody was talking about. How beautiful it was and it was a once in lifetime kind of trip. The university organized the whole trip and I got to kick back and enjoy.

After the 24 hours train ride, we finally arrived to the city of Zhangjiajie in the province of Hunan. We stayed at a hotel that was, like most things in China, new and opulent. We had our first meal outside the train and Halleluiah it wasn’t spicy! The first day was a relaxing day and we got to hang around and organize ourselves.

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The next day we took a bus and headed to Zhangjiajie National Forest Park part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This park is by far one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. Pictures do not do justice (specially when I’m waiving around a point and shoot).

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Once we went in, every group took their own path. There were two ways to make it to the top of the peak: either by climbing thousands and thousand of stairs or by taking the cable cars. My friends and I decided to take the cable car up and the stairs down. I’m still debating till this day if that was the best choice. I was so sore half way down, I literally wanted to throw myself down and just roll. Let me roll down this dam stairs!

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On our way down, we made some new friends. They were not too fond of us but we still loved them.

A little known fact, Steven Spielberg took inspiration from this park for the movie AVATAR. See the resemblance?

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Zhangjiajie fave

Our tour in Zhangjiajie was divided between the park, cave, and other sites to complete the 3 days trip (2 days were spent traveling by train).

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and… this is me! Hej Hej!


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  1. Ryan Biddulph

    12 February

    I love the picture with the women in red! Also I can see why SS picked it for Avatar; full of inspiration and life.

    Keep on inspiring!

    Ryan

    • In Between Pictures

      12 February

      Thank you so much! It was definitely full of inspiration and full of life.

      Will Do!

      Diana

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