In your entire life, you must have seen some breathtakingly scenic locations while you are traveling across the country or the globe. But there's one location in China which will leave you awestruck. It is Heaven's Gate which is located in the Tianmen Mountain National Park, in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, China.
Sounds interesting? Let's tell you more about it.
This beautiful rock arch is situated at a massive height and do you know how can you get there? Well, there are 24,500 feet staircase that leads to the main location. In fact, the path to Heaven’s Gate is a staircase with 999 daunting steps. Now, this can make anyone visit this location ASAP!
This breathtaking cave is situated about 5,000 feet above sea level which makes it the highest naturally formed arch across the globe. Some enthusiast trek the mountain to get this stunning experience with the dazzling view.
As we told you, you need to climb 999 steps to reach the top. But do you know in Chinese numerology, number nine means good fortune and eternity and is considered to be a lucky number.
As per the belief of experts and other people there the 430 feet tall and 190 feet wide cave was turned into a unique shape in the year 263 A.D. This happened after one side of the mountain’s cliff collapsed to form the arch. But there are many who say that the cave’s creation is still unknown.
When you visit this place, you will also find a Tianmenshan Temple that was built in the year 870 A.D. adding religious significance to the place and is believed to be the Buddhist center of Western Hunan.
And now, here's how you can get to this amazing location.
Get to the center of Zhangjiajie in China’s Hunan province load onto the Tianmen Mountain Cableway to get to the Heaven’s Gate. It takes about half an hour for the cable car to climb to the top of Tianmen Mountain. If you don't want to take the cableway, you can also take a road trip or can take 999 steps to reach there. It will be an adventurous trip.
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