Mysterious park Avatar
• Mystery Park Avatar
Wulingyuan - Ulinshan part of mountain system located in the northwest of Hunan Province in China. The object of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Today this place is known under the name Park Avatar, thanks to the famous film by James Cameron, who directed in these mountains invoice to his eponymous film.
the price of admission ticket for 7 days was about 1500 rubles. To my surprise, to pay the credit card accepted. You put on a plastic card inlet (entrance) and a finger for fingerprint identification. E. Transfer your ticket to another person will not work.
The first day we walked along the route Yuangjiajie. To get to it you need to climb the elevator built in the rocks, to a height of 346 meters.
The route runs along the deep canyon, where towering narrow stone pillars covered with greenery.
The area of the district is 369 square meters. km. As a result of weathering of sandstone and limestone formed here about 3000 peaks and cliffs of the most bizarre shapes.
They are separated by deep gorges with rivers, lakes and waterfalls; There are two natural bridge and about 40 caves. Mountains provide habitat for a number of endangered plant and animal species.
For tourists open 5 routes, including cable cars.
The reserve is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species. More than 30 endemic species of flora and fauna live in the park (not found anywhere else in the world), and grows about 3,000 rare plant species.
On each observation deck of the route is constantly photoshoot tourists "I'm against the mountain":
One of the most well-known track types. Stone finger height of more than 300 meters:
Going from Yuanjiajie an hour, we decided to go down to the lower part of the route with the name "Golden whip." It is a narrow path in a deep canyon, along the river. The road is also very picturesque, a high wall around soar up the rock at the bottom of all covered with dense tropical vegetation. This route took us over two hours:
The path along the river:
The girl in the dress of a local tribe, happy to pose for tourists:
River on the route "Golden whip":
The locals wash clothes in cold water of the river (as I am looking for a number of frame):
At the end we met monkeys living in the forest that are rubbed with tourists. Monkeys pointedly hamster some fruit, a crowd of tourists happily clicked shutters, trying to capture this important moment?
Back back late in the evening. At the output of a strange picture - from high pagoda located at the entrance, including speakers from the energetic rhythms of Chinese dance music. Less than five minutes later, a few girls came to the square, lined up in a row and have to perform different dance moves. In a few minutes for them began to join the other - and now in the area of synchronous dancing couple dozen women of different ages and in different clothes. As I understand it, these are ordinary tourists who are just like us, have returned to the closure of the park ...
The next day we went on a cable car to the route Tanzishan Choice. It was a dense smog concealing stone tops of rocks:
But half an hour later the sky cleared:
Another 5-kilometer route through the park called Avatar Sansuo:
The route begins from this pagoda.
Pagoda in the architecture of Southeast Asia - tiered tower. Such towers were erected at the beginning of our era in India. In Sanskrit "Dhatu garbha" means "relics vault", a place where the revered saints were interred:
Types, boasting very beautiful:
And almost at the end of the route we saw a stone bridge among the lush undergrowth. It is called "Bridge hermit":
This concludes our brief acquaintance with a mysterious fleet of Avatar.