Zhangjiajie: Inspiration for the mountains in 'Avatar'
Updated 10:12, 18-May-2019
Located in central China's Hunan Province, the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is known to the world as the inspiration for the Hallelujah Mountains in the movie Avatar.
The precarious peaks and large karst caves here make it a geological wonder. In 1982, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park became China's first national forest park. The Wulingyuan Scenic Area in the park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992.
Apart from the geological miracles, Zhangjiajie National Forest Park also hosts abundant biodiversity. The endemic Chinese dove tree and the red and white giant flying squirrel thrive in this region.
CGTN Nature's documentary crew is currently filming at Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. The footage they've sent back provides us with a glimpse of this amazing natural wonder. More stunning videos of Zhangjiajie are coming soon, so please follow our updates.
(Video and cover image provided by CGTN Nature film crew.)
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