Thursday, May 23, 2013

A Walk into Pandora~ (袁家界)

Like I mentioned in previous post, Hunan province was famous with tall and pillar like mountain. In fact, it gains its fame in recent years from the movie Avatar with the signature mountain Hallelujah mountain from the planet Pandora.

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Totally awesome right?~ What if you are given a chance to see this for yourselves?~~~

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Not the floating part though~~~

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So here we were in Zhang Jia Jie National Park.....with all these magnificent pillar-like mountain~

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The new Hundred Dragon Elevator(百龙天梯) who escalate the speed of reaching the top of mountain~ Though it get some warning from UNESCO for violating some nature protection policies~~~

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Quite interesting enough, the French spiderman Jean Michel Casanova conquered the escalator few days after our visit~~~ without any safety measurements(as usual~)

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Inside the elevator~~~

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I must say... it took away our breath for few seconds~ Phew~

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There is even a model of Toruk the "big bird" in front of the view where they filmed the scene where Jake captured Toruk~~~(If you can remember~~)

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All these years, some of the pillars might have just snap and bridge the nearby mountain~~~
They called this world number 1 bridge~~~ha!

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Of course~like the movie avatar, there are still indigenous people staying deep in the mountain~ But to develop this place for tourism purposes, the China government had relocated them somewhere else in the city~ Strangely familiar eh?~ Now we can see James Cameron's sarcasm in this matter~ =P

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How big exactly is the place?~ The model in the indigenous village (now serve more as a muzeum) shows it all~

One of the most magnificent, beautiful and breathtaking place I have ever been! FUH! Awesome!

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