CHINA ZhangJiaJie —Mount TianMen
• Chinese Name:天门山
• Address: YongDing,ZhangJiajie,HuNan, China
• Visiting Time: 3-4 Hours
• Phone：+86 (0744)8366099
• Tickets:258 RMB/per (inclusive of cable car rides)
• Open Time 2: Low Season 08:30-18:00; Stop selling ticket at 16:00 (1st Dec-28th Feb next year)
• Website ： https://www.tianmenshan.com.cn/index.php?m=En&a=index
• Height: 1518 m(4,982 ft)
ZhangJiaJie Mount TianMen Tour
Tianmen Mountain , has an elevation of 1518.6 meters, only 8 kilometers far from the downtown and is one of the most representative natural sceneries of Zhangjiajie.
Tianmen Mountain not only attracts the attention by its miraculous and unique geographic landform and unparalleled natural landscape, but also well known for its profound cultural connotations and famous colorful humanistic sites.
Tianmen Mountain is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, China.
A cablecar was constructed by the French company Poma from nearby Zhangjiajie railway station to the top of the mountain. Tianmen Mountain Cableway is claimed in tourist publications as the “longest passenger cableway of high mountains in the world”, with 98 cars and a total length of 7,455 metres (24,459 ft) and ascent of 1,279 metres (4,196 ft) The highest gradient is an unusual 37 degrees. Tourists can walk on kilometres of paths built onto the cliff face at the top of the mountain, including sections with glass floors. An 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) road with 99 bends also reaches the top of the mountain and takes visitors to Tianmen cave, a natural hole in the mountain of a height of 131.5 metres (431 ft).
A large temple is also located on the summit with chairlift or footpath access. The original temple here was built in the Tang Dynasty. Today a more recent construction with Tang dynasty architecture occupies the site and includes a vegetarian restaurant in the 10000 sq mi of setting.
On September 25, 2011 Jeb Corliss glided through the 100 feet (30 m) wide archway in the mountain using a wingsuit. The flight began from a helicopter at 6,000 feet (1,800 m), and ended with a safe landing on a nearby bridge. The World Wingsuit League held the first and second World Wingsuit Championships in Tianmen. On October 8, 2013, during a training jump for the second world championships, Viktor Kováts plunged to his death when he was unable to open his parachute.
In August 2016, a glass skywalk overlooking Tongtian Avenue, called the “Coiling Dragon Cliff,” opened to the public.
How To Get to Mount TianMen Cable Car station in ZhangJieJie downtown
usually from downtown,10 mins arrive the starting point of cable car.
The terminal point is top of mount tianmen.
useful chinese for taxi driver
• 火车站乘6路、5路公交车，票价1元，5分钟内可抵达天门山索道下站。From railway station:bus line :5 6( five mins for arrival)
• 飞机场乘4路公交车，票价1元，8分钟可抵达天门山索道下站。From Airport：Bus Line: 4, tickets:1rmb/per( eight mins for arrival)
• 汽车站乘4、5、10路公交车均可抵达天门山索道下站，票价1元，时间在10分钟之内From zhangjiajie downdown Bus station: 4 5 10
• You don’t have to take the bus after you get off the train, because you have to go to Tianmenshan to buy tickets, and you don’t have to go to the cableway company. The train station is not far from the railway station. You don’t need to take a taxi because you go to the cableway from the train station. It only takes only 5 minutes. Go to the ropeway company to buy a ticket. You can choose to take the cableway or the eco-car (7.5 km). • There is also no need to go to Tianmen Mountain, because it will not let you go up, taxis will be sent to the entrance of the ticket station. . This way you can not only go up, but also spend money back in the car.
3 Ways to Vist Tianmen Mountain
There are only following 3 ways for commuter,attention:no cable up and cable car down.
- Option A: Uphill:Cable Car from downtown + Downhill:Sightseeing bus to downtown
- Option B Uphill:Sightseeing bus+Downhill:Cable Car to downtown
- Option C Uphill:Sightseeing Bus+Downhill:Sightseeing Bus to downtown
After the arrival of top of mountain, you have 2 itineraries to choose,.
one is east line (yellow itinerary), and the other is west line(red itinerary).
Cable car to the top of Tiammen Mountain–Visit the attractions on the top–Take escalator down to Tianmen Cave-either walk 999 celestial steps or take escalator down the the foot of Tianmen Mountain-Take sightseeing bus back to city
Take sightseeing bus to the foot of Tianmen Mountain-either take 999 celestial step or escalator up to Tianmen Cave-escalator to the top of Tianmen Mountain-Visit the attraction on the top-Take cable car all the way back to city
A Route V.S B Route
You will not miss anything either take A route or B route. According to our experience,B route will be more time smart,as many travelers would like to take cable car uphill, due to the limited capacity,usually will be a long queue waiting in line.
Located above the cliff of more than 1,260 meters above sea level, the doorway is 131.5m high and more than 50m wide. The north and south are opposite to the Qianxun wall. It is magnificent and high in height. It is a rare high-altitude mountain cave. You need to follow the 999 ladder to reach Tianmen Cave. The 999-level ladder is not only a way to reach Tianmen, but also a spiritual land that promises to pray.
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Mount TianMen Tour
How To Plan ZhangJiaJie Tour in 2019
2 Days ZhangJiaJie + TianMen Mount
How To Plan TianMen Mount Tour in 2019
2 Days ZhangJiaJie + TianMen Mount
High Season 07:30-18:00 (1st March-30th Nov)
At the end of each year( usually November or December), cable car will close for 10 days due to the rountine maintance.
Mount TianMen Cable Car
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• Tickets: 258 CNY already including the cable car
• duration time :30 mins/single trip
The line is 7455m long and is the longest mountain passenger ropeway in the world. It starts from the urban garden in the center of Zhangjiajie and reaches the original sky garden on the top of Tianmen. It is like a rainbow flying over the world. One of the sections with a climbing angle of up to 38° is extremely rare in China and the world. The Tianmen Mountain Cableway is located in the Tianmenshan National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie City. The ropeway is 7454 meters long and has a height difference of 1277 meters. It is the longest mountain sightseeing passenger ropeway in the world, with a one-way running time of about 28 minutes. Among them, the local slope between the station and the upper station is as high as 37 degrees, which is rare in the world. It is the most inclined cableway in China and the most ropeway. The ropeway has a total of 98 cars and 57 ropeway brackets (including 3 ambulance brackets), all of which are imported from Europe.
The Tianmen Mountain Cableway starts from the urban garden in the center of Zhangjiajie and leads directly to the original sky garden at the top of Tianmen Mountain. It is like a rainbow flying over the “human world” and “the sky”, becoming one of the “four wonders” of the Tianmen Mountain tourist scenic spot. A world-class scenic spot adds a world of wonderHow to get to Tianmen Mountain: The nearest aerial gateway is Zhangjiajie Airport, From Zhangjiajie Train Terminal, the Tianmen Mountain cable car station can be reached on foot (around 10-15-minute walk).
With a total length of 11 kilometers,the elevation rises sharply from 200 meters to 1300 meters. The avenue rises steeply according to the form of mountain.
The 99 bends link closely with each other and pile up in layers, making a pattern of a circling flying dragon reaching the skyline. The thrilling driving experience will make you a strong heart! Through 99-bend road, travelers reach directly the 999 Tianti-celestial ladder.Operating Hours Low Season 08:00-17:30 (1st Dec-28th Feb next year)
High Season 07:30-18:00 (1st March-30th Nov)
Take a taxi, bus, or walk the 5km from town up the road to the entrance to Tianmen Mountain Park. Purchase your tickets at the entrance before taking a bus along the famous 99 bends road (word of warning for those who get easily car sick, be prepared for lots of twisting and turning). The road literally has 99 bends in it, so hold on.
The bus will drop you off at the escalators, which you can either hop on, or opt out in favor of the 999 steps instead. These will take you to “Heaven’s Gate” a natural bridge formed by water erosion in the mountain. Heaven’s Gate is also referred to as Tianmen Cave, although it’s really just a hole in the mountain.
From there you will take another set of escalators to the top of the mountain.