Wulingyuan

#100 - Zhangjiajie City, China
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Wulingyuan, China, which resides inside the Zhangjiaji National Forest, is truly one of the most remarkable and interesting places in the world. It's unique sandstone pillars, standing around 2,500 feet tall, and deep jungle forest were the inspiration behind the visually stunning film Avatar. One of the more famous pillars has even been renamed to “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” in honor of the film depiction. Wulingyuan is one of those places that truly is like nothing else on the planet. Lucky for us, we don't need computer animated graphics to witness it's sheer beauty.
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  • Also known as Zhangjiajie National Park, this park in the Hunan Province of China is home to over 3,000 quartz sandstone pillars.
  • There are over 500 different tree species within Wulingyuan National Park.
  • The quartzite sandstones pillars in the park reach as high as over 2,625 feet (800 meters) tall!
  • There are 560 other scenic sites to visit within Wulingyuan National Park besides the sandstone pillars, such as the Golden Whip Stream.
  • This was the first national forest park in China.
 

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