Matsimitsu

Day Fifteen

Tianmen mountain


After yesterday's adventure, we stayed a little bit closer to home this time. We took the cablecar that goes right next to our hotel to the top of Tianmen mountain.

Cable car to Tianmen mountain

This cablecar is marketed as "the longest in the world" with a distance of nearly 7.5 kilometers (it takes 30 minutes).

Cable car to Tianmen mountain
walkway around Tianmen mountain Tianmen mountain 99-bend road
Tianmen mountain

At the top of the mountain, a pathway goes around the edge, giving fantastic views of the surrounding area. Some parts are made of glass.

Tianmen mountain glass walkway Tianmen mountain view from glass walkway
Tianmen mountain valley view

After an ok lunch, we started on the second part of the loop.

Tianmen mountain temple
Tianmen mountain door Tianmen mountain statue with locks

In the distance, you can see the walkway along the ridge.

Tianmen mountain Tianmen mountain people on a hang bridge with girl making peace sign Tianmen mountain valley
Tianmen mountain walkways Tianmen mountain walkways
Tianmen mountain red ribbons Tianmen mountain red ribbons

We were nearing the end of the loop, and the weather improved a bit. While it never rained there we lots of clouds and the forecast wasn't great (50% chance of rain).

Tianmen mountain city view
Tianmen mountain temple at the top Tianmen mountain cable car

After taking many escalators down, we were nearly at the end of our trip; all we had to do was go down these stairs...

Tianmen mountain escalators Tianmen mountain stairs
Tianmen mountain stairs
Tianmen mountain waterfall Tianmen mountain stairs
Tianmen mountain stairs

...and take a van down this "99 bends" road.

Tianmen mountain 99 bends
Tianmen mountain 99 bends Tianmen mountain 99 bends bus

After a short stop at the hotel, we headed out for dinner and called it a day.

Alley at dusk