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Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Officially part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Zhangjiajie Forest is China’s first national forest park. Its unique pillars have been the backdrop of Chinese art for centuries. The pillars formed by erosion of expanding and melting ice also are covered in dense foliage because of the year round moist temperature. Although the park is relatively unknown as well as unpronounceable outside of China and Asia, it has become more popular since the release of the movie Avatar because the floating mountains from the movie are said to be based off of Zhangjiajie forest. This place is definitely on my list of places to see!

Photos by: Daniel Villoldo

(Source: Flickr / grumpywolf)



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