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October 21st 2010
Published: October 21st 2010
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Yesterday certainly us the WoW factor but today's return to other parts of the Zhangjiajie National Park has extended the appreciation of nature in all her beauty and the ability of the Chinese to make this accessible (at least to able body people of a basic fitness.

Avatar (the movie) did demonstrate the ability of computer graphics to convey the storyline but it is this magnificent area that provided the scenery and backdrop

We rose about 400m in a glass lift strapped to the vertical face of the rock pillars taking me way outside my comfort zone (I am allergic to heights) then tracked around the 'rooftop' pathways and lookouts that appeared to defy gravity by the way they hung on and over the cliff face

Each lookout on the many hours of climbing stairs and strolling perfect presented similar but very different vies of the natural formations - including No 1 Bridge (the first bridge in the the world)

At day's end it was a chairlift over the edge with an immediate drop of maybe '000's of metres and spanning from peak to peak More data required to investigate the size of this


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