#TravelTuesday: Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve

Many StrongVolt enthusiasts take pleasure in nomadic lifestyles and regularly breath in beautiful scenery. We love that our products are enablers of adventure and thought we’d share some of the world’s most beautiful places to visit with #TravelTuesday.

Today’s spotlight is on the incredible stone towers of Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve in Wulingyuan, China. Bill Hertha beautifully captures the essence of this nature reserve which was featured on Business Insider’s 25 Beautiful Destinations You Never Knew Existed about a year ago.

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Here’s what Easy Tour China has to say about the reserve:

Located in the northeast of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, Tianzi Mountain is regarded as the top site to see sandstone peaks in high density, covering 9,000 hectare with the highest altitude 1262.5 meters at Kunlun Mountain. The yearly average temperature is 12 ℃, and annual average rainfall 1800mm. There are around 240 frost-free days.

The landscape here varies in different seasons and also in one day, which makes Tianzi Mountain a very interesting destination. There are four highlights for the breathtaking sceneries: peak forest, cloud sea, sunrise and winter snow. Cloud and mist in Tianzi Mountain enjoys high reputation nationwide, especially just after the rain, which adds much charm to Tianzi Mountain.

An Austria-imported cable car was built on the cliff of Tianzi Mountain Scenic Area, which offers a perfect angle to see the stunning views. But in some parts the cable cars will be suspended over half of the sky; it is so steep, not recommended for the faint- hearted.

Visitors rave about the beautiful views and if you’re a photographer, you’ll get amazing shots at higher altitudes to beat the dense fog. Many recommend taking the cable car up which was recently renovated and opened back up in January 2015.  You might see some familiar shots if you’ve seen James Cameron’s blockbuster hit, Avatar. The newly renamed Avatar Hallelujah Mountain (formerly known as Sky Column) is a popular destination for tourists as Cameron’s fictional world of Pandora was inspired by the towering formations. Weather.com explains the natural components that have given this place its unique layout:

The pillars are the result of many years of erosion, according to China.org.cn. The weather is moist year round, and as a result, the foliage is very dense. Much of the erosion which forms these pillars are the result of expanding ice in the winter and the plants which grow on them. These formations are a distinct hallmark of Chinese landscape, and can be found in many ancient Chinese paintings.

More information can be found online on websites such as TripAdvisor. Don’t forget to plan ahead and keep your electronics powered up to avoid missing out on these picture-perfect locations with our StrongVolt’s Solar Chargers and Battery Packs!

 

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