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 Haotian on April 22, 2014
Truly beautiful. That as a background is suitable for so many types of stories.
Posted by Jdanne on April 14, 2014
Very nice place!
Posted by Egomezta on April 09, 2014
Amazing place, 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 Lenutaidi on April 14, 2015
Beautiful! Is very impressive as it may look a cave when is illuminated with mastery! Thank you for sharing!
Posted by Grafoo on April 18, 2014
It's amazing place!
Posted by Scottysally2 on April 16, 2014
What a beautiful place for a visit, love the colours, interesting history. Great shots!

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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 Lenutaidi on December 10, 2014
Beautiful blog and images! Congrats and thank you for sharing!
Posted by Perstock on April 25, 2014
Whow what a place!
Posted by FabioConcetta on April 22, 2014
Great images and blog, congratulations!

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Bigar waterfall, Romania

posted on 23rd of april, 2014

Last week we visited the arid landscape of Arizona. It is time to move to greener pastures and we go to Romania, in Caras-Severin county, Nera Gorges - Beusnita National Park.
We are exactly at the 45th parallel north and we are going to visit Bigar Waterfall, the miracle from Minis Canyon.
It was recently called the most unique waterfall in the world, and, while not large or powerful, the way the water trickles over the moss covered stone into the crystal clear pool makes you want to sit down and linger there for a while.
It is located in the forests of the Anina Mountains and is formed by an underground water spring that spills into the Minis River.
A local legend says that the Snow Queen, who's beautiful face mortal people can only hope to see in the ice mirror of the cold mountain waters,...

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Posted by Lenutaidi on February 13, 2015
Bigar waterfall is JUST ONE of the stunning places that we have in Romania! Thank you because you've reminded us of this wonderful place! Thank you for sharing Ioana Grecu! Best regards!
Posted by Egomezta on April 28, 2014
Amazing place, great images...
Posted by Onime on April 27, 2014
amazing pictures

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Yellowstone National Park

posted on 29th of april, 2014

Today we go to the US state of Wyoming to visit a National Park famous world wide, Yellowstone.
Yellowstone was established as a national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872 and stretches mostly in Wyoming but also in Montana and Idaho.
The Crow Indians called it "the land of burning ground" or "land of vapors" while Blackfeet baptized it "many smoke". The Flatheads named it "smoke from the ground" while Kiowas branded it "the place of hot water". Only the Bannocks had a name for it that did not bring to mind the thermal springs of the region, "buffalo country". The Crows specifically called the Yellowstone geysers "Bide-Mahpe" meaning "sacred or powerful water".
Yellowstone is situated in a region that has been volcanically and seismically active...

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Posted by Paulliversagephotography on May 27, 2014
wow, absolutely love the pictures in a geological sense. especially the last one.
Posted by Gaynorj on May 07, 2014
Amazing! Thank you for all those interesting facts and for sharing. Definitely a place I want to visit
Posted by Joe1971 on May 05, 2014
Beatutiful photos!

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