Tianzi Mountains, from China to the movie Avatar

posted on 1st of april, 2014
>Tianzi means The Son of Heaven, and reaching the northern part of Wulingyuan Scenic Area you can see why. The mountain peaks shoot to the sky from a sea of mist and greenery and you feel transported straight into the sci-fi movie "Avatar".
The highest peak of the mountains, Kunlun Peak, is 1262.5 meters above sea level, and the total area comprises of only 93 square kilometers.
The nature reserve gets its name from Xiang Dakun, chieftain of the Tujia ethnic group who, in 1353, launched an uprising against the ruling dynasty. At the base of the Green Rock Mountain, he established a state and proclaimed himself Tianzi, Son of Heaven. To his followers, he was Emperor Xiang.But in China there was only room for one emperor and so in 1385, Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang (also known as the Hongwu Emperor&...

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Posted by Jdanne on April 14, 2014
Very nice place!
Posted by Egomezta on April 09, 2014
Amazing place, thanks for sharing.
Posted by Edosaodaro on April 07, 2014
Thanks for sharing!

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Reed Flute Caves - China

posted on 8th of april, 2014
>This week we stay in China but move to the Guilin region to visit the Reed Flute Caves, Ludi Yan.
The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave.
The Reed Flute Cave is a natural cave carved out of the karst limestone mountains over millions of years, and has been one of Guilin’s most famous attractions for over 1200 years.
The 240-meter-long cave is lined with interesting rock shapes and formations resembling all kinds of strange things. Many of the formations have taken on recognizable shapes...

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Posted by Scottysally2 on April 16, 2014
What a beautiful place for a visit, love the colours, interesting history. Great shots!
Posted by Upwardway38 on April 14, 2014
Incredible lighting and color. It's going on my bucket list!
Posted by Laurasinelle on April 14, 2014
Amazing images!

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Antelope Canyon, Navajo land, Arizona

posted on 15th of april, 2014
>We jump on a plane from China and head straight to the United States of America, more precise, in Arizona, in the heart of the Navajo land where we will visit the world famous Antelope Canyon.
Gaze for too long at these rock formations, and you begin to drift off and forget whether you’re looking at a geological phenomenon or a vast, abstract oil painting.
A long time ago, herds of pronghorn antelope roamed freely in Antelope Canyon, which explains the canyon's English name. It is not known exactly when people first discovered Antelope Canyon. According to local Navajos, who have lived here for some time, the canyon and the LeChee area were places where cattle grazed in winter.
Antelope Canyon is a narrow passage cut into the earth that expands to expose one of the most spectacular sandstone formations....

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Posted by Angelaostafichuk on April 18, 2014
Beautiful. I never knew we needed a permit to shoot there. Thanks for the info for next time.
Posted by Xyzeta on April 18, 2014
I went there some years ago too. I have a lot of pictures of this wonderful place but no one is for sale because I've not requested (nor paid) the mandatory commercial permit ( http://www.navajonationparks.org/htm/antelopepermits.htm#photography )
Posted by Showins on April 18, 2014
Beautiful spot!

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