Photo tour: The stone forest of Zhangjiajie

Often regarded as the most picturesque and noteworthy national park in all of China, Zhangjiajie amazes visitors year after year with its stone forest, waterfalls and tranquil greenery.

So dramatic are the 243 peaks and thousands of karats in Zhangjiajie that they were even the inspiration behind the Hallelujah Mountains in James Cameron’s “Avatar” film.

See if you can spot the resemblance between the film version and the real deal with this photo tour of Zhangjiajie.

(Image: john0philip used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

(Image: john0philip used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

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(Image: TheKMF)

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(Image: vlovgr)

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(Image: john0philip used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

(Image: john0philip used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

(Image: john0philip used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

(Image: john0philip used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

(Image: john0philip used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

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(Image: angelshoe)

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(Image: benkucinski)

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(Image: benkucinski)

(Image: benkucinski)

(Image: benkucinski)

 

(Featured image: Jens Schott Knudsen)

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