Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park

Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park

Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
4.5
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Zhangjiajie Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park is the second national forest park in Zhangjiajie, where the famous Tianmen Mountain is located.
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  • Paradise45626274539
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tianmen mountain and Heavens Gate
    Make sure you book tickets before you go. Line B for foreigners is a good route. Absolutely worth the trip amazingly beautiful and stunning views. Wear comfortable shoes and allow around 4-6hrs.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 October 2023
  • wilsonhocw
    Singapore, Singapore2,595 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit Tianmen Mountain (Zhangjiajie) in March 2024
    Visited here on Saturday, 9 March 2024, and the weather is pretty cold and chilling up in the mountain top. Layered clothing with a warm jacket is definitely a must. Recommended to take the Tianmen Mountain Cable Car, which is reputed to be the longest cable car ride in the world with a 7,455 metres length, and the ride is about 28 minutes. There's so much to see in Tianmen Mountain, like the Cliffside Glass Path, Tianmen Cave / Tianmen Hole, etc.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 March 2024
  • Viset
    88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow place to visit but needs lots of patience
    I am impressed with the nature and scenery. There are pros and cons though. Pros: amazing scenery and wonderful nature. The Management did an excellent job in managing the crowd and traffics. There are a lot of staffs to make sure you are safe. Cons: Loads of people visit there. You need to queue up for 2 hours to get through. So, I don't think it is a good idea for family with kids or elderly. Most toilets are squat so after all the walking and standing 2 hours , it is challenging! Note: you need to be a bit fit.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 April 2024
  • Peng Boon T
    Singapore, Singapore2,316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful and enchanting place
    First, we took the 7746 m cable car to reach Tianmen (Heaven’s Gate) Mt, the starting point of our long walk to the cave at the Tianmen (Heaven’s Gate). Along the way, we walked along the edges of cliffs, with sheer drop to abyss on one side, made more enchanting by light fog. We also walked through the Glass Plank Walkway where we had to put on shoe covers before entering. We walked about 50 minutes before reaching a rest area where there were benches, food and drinks. We went down many long escalators before reaching Tianmen. At the Tianmen, we saw a big hole through the mountain. We had to go down many more long escalators before reaching the lower level to view Tianmen. Tianmen viewed from below was more impressive than when we were actually there. After this, we had to go down many more long escalators, and walking along cliffs before reaching another cable car station which brought us down to the place where we watched Tianmen Fox Fairy Show the previous night. See my many photos.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2024
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sugiantosusi
Jakarta, Indonesia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Tien Men San and Avatar build by God very beautiful and breathtaking after reach on top and very grateful God give chances to experience myself....one of my wish list is already checked
Written 8 May 2024
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whliu2001
San Francisco, CA251 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Cool place with very interesting geo formation. Go all way up and pass to the back of the mountain. There are beautiful geo formation behind the Tianmen (Heaven Door)
Written 7 May 2024
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Peng Boon T
Singapore, Singapore2,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
First, we took the 7746 m cable car to reach Tianmen (Heaven’s Gate) Mt, the starting point of our long walk to the cave at the Tianmen (Heaven’s Gate). Along the way, we walked along the edges of cliffs, with sheer drop to abyss on one side, made more enchanting by light fog. We also walked through the Glass Plank Walkway where we had to put on shoe covers before entering. We walked about 50 minutes before reaching a rest area where there were benches, food and drinks. We went down many long escalators before reaching Tianmen. At the Tianmen, we saw a big hole through the mountain. We had to go down many more long escalators before reaching the lower level to view Tianmen. Tianmen viewed from below was more impressive than when we were actually there. After this, we had to go down many more long escalators, and walking along cliffs before reaching another cable car station which brought us down to the place where we watched Tianmen Fox Fairy Show the previous night. See my many photos.
Written 6 May 2024
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Viset
88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
I am impressed with the nature and scenery. There are pros and cons though.
Pros: amazing scenery and wonderful nature. The Management did an excellent job in managing the crowd and traffics. There are a lot of staffs to make sure you are safe.

Cons: Loads of people visit there. You need to queue up for 2 hours to get through. So, I don't think it is a good idea for family with kids or elderly. Most toilets are squat so after all the walking and standing 2 hours , it is challenging!
Note: you need to be a bit fit.
Written 13 April 2024
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wilsonhocw
Singapore, Singapore2,595 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Visited here on Saturday, 9 March 2024, and the weather is pretty cold and chilling up in the mountain top. Layered clothing with a warm jacket is definitely a must.

Recommended to take the Tianmen Mountain Cable Car, which is reputed to be the longest cable car ride in the world with a 7,455 metres length, and the ride is about 28 minutes. There's so much to see in Tianmen Mountain, like the Cliffside Glass Path, Tianmen Cave / Tianmen Hole, etc.

Written 25 March 2024
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Napat pt
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Tianmen mountain is really gorgeous place that I have never see before . A legend about Heaven’s gate so a popular to travel at tienmen mountain is go to the longest cable car in the world or go to a Hundreds Dragons Elevator the highest elevator in the world . The last place in the tienmen mountain is the Avatar. The sandstone spires are featured in the one of the most epic movies Avatar , flaunting more than 3,000 karst bamboo shoot pinnacles that create a fairytale landscape that mesmerizes o visitors.
Written 1 February 2024
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Qisiang R
Melbourne, Australia303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
We started our tour with a tour guide at the cable car centre in the Wulingyuan Town. It was in the early afternoon and there was mist/fog hanging around the township. We could not see the Tianmen Mountain from this spot (we could when we touched down just after 11:30am in the morning-sunny and clear) The cable car station was three levels full of tourists so we paid extra (or premium) to bypass the queue. The cable car (max.cap. 8 pax) took us to the top of Tianmen Mountain. We started our walk on the eastern side (red route as indicated in the lay out map). There is a temple but unfortunately, on arrival at the mountain top the whole area was encased by heavy fog and misty/heavy dew-yes, in the middle of the day. So, we pushed on to the glass walk. It did not have the normal glass walk effect on you as the mist and fog "soften" the height/drop under you. The scenery along the track had a mysterious feel to it as some part you could see the clear mountain ranges, other part was just hidden behind the cloud and the mist. The mountain top is nicely layer out in a loop so you can start walking the east and end up in the west (yellow route). By the time we arrived at the base (via a series of escalators) of Tianmen Cave Square (i.e., the area where you could walk the 999 steps to the bottom of the Tiamen Tong), the sun came out and all the fog/mist just disappeared. Not only that, the temperature started to climb. (And became quite humid and hot by the time we got back to Wulingyuan.) This is the spot for taking the complete Tianmen Cave, but only if it is not too crowded. You need to allow at least minimum of three hours to tour the whole place, and this is done with cable car and chair lift, and not climbing the 999 steps to the base of the cave. For us with a private tour guide, it still took us more than three hours to cover the place. Another point to consider is that this place rains quite frequently (our guide said only about 60 rains-free days in a year, one web site said it rains two days out of three), so whilst some websites suggest you allow two days, you may have to factor in the rain-out day. Given a chance, I like to come back again.
Written 26 October 2023
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Paradise45626274539
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Make sure you book tickets before you go. Line B for foreigners is a good route. Absolutely worth the trip amazingly beautiful and stunning views. Wear comfortable shoes and allow around 4-6hrs.
Written 14 October 2023
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Coastal784487
70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
An absolutely incredible experience. We went on Sunday 25th June, and were concerned it would be extremely busy as the Dragon Boat Festival public holiday had just finished but we got the first cable car up at 7.30am and felt like we had the place to ourselves for a couple of hours. Even by 11am it was busy but not terrible - we never had to queue for any of the transport, glass walkways etc and there were only a couple of times on the walkways when it felt too crowded.

It's very well managed with signs in English so even if you don't know any Chinese, you will be able to get around easily. I would recommend doing a little reading before to understand what there is to see and the best route to take. From our experience I would suggest ticket A - get the cable car straight up and work your way down.

There are so many incredible views on the ride up and once you get to the top, we spent hours just walking around the circuit at the top of the mountain and taking photo after photo. It is quite controlled - this isn't Zhangjiajie Forrest Park where you can wander off and find a trail. You are walking either way in one big circle through very set pathways that don't have much room for maneuvering or taking a different route.

The glass walkways were not for the feint of heart but an amazing experience. Definitely better at the start of the day when you practically have them to yourself.

In total it took us almost exactly 6 hours from arriving at the cable car station at the bottom to getting the bus back to the same place. We did the full loop around the mountain though and all the glass walkways, then took the escalator down to see Heavens Gate, the smaller cable car after that to take you half-way down, and then finally the bus back to the point we started at the bottom. You could do it quicker if you are in a real rush but its somewhere special that should be savoured.

We bought tickets after arriving in China using the Alipay app - this and WeChat are absolutely essential if you are coming to China. It took a bit of work trying to get the translation right but it's manageable as its hard to buy tickets anywhere else, and if you do they will be more expensive. If you struggle then most hotels can make the booking for you.

An unforgettable experience that I would urge everyone to experience if they visit China - just arrive early and avoid busy periods and from our experience, you'll be fine.
Written 25 June 2023
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yiqi Q
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This place is very beautiful!!. Huge mountain, confortable temperature and you can breathe freah air.
Written 18 December 2022
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