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China's Tianzi Mountain Lets Visitors Touch the Heavens

In South Central China, visitors will find mountain fingers pointing to the heavens. The Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and nearby areas offer awe-inspiring natural scenery that takes visitors back to a primitive geological world.
By Pamela Grant

Tianzi means "Son of Heaven" which is a name given to Chinese emperors in the past. It is such an appropriate name for China's Tianzi Mountain in the Wulingyuan Scenic Area in Wulingyuan District. Located in Zhangjiajie City in the Hunan Province of China, the spectacular mountain is an ancient geological formation formed from quart sandstone approximately 400 million years ago, as the earth's crust rose periodicall....