Before ascending to the paths at the top of the mountain where we see these "floating mountains", we ride a glass elevator to the top. Although they squeeze as many people into the elevator as possible, it is a fulfilling experience because of the spectacular view.
The well-trodden paths allow tourists of all hiking and climbing abilities to travel. Along these paths, it is common to see monkeys. The sight of the monkeys, along with the stunning background, add to the astonishment we feel in Zhangjiajie. As if the winding paths and towering mountains are not enough, the park recently added a glass walkway that resides on one of the sheer cliffs. While traversing this walkway, we get one of the best views of the floating mountains, and one of the most thrilling examples of the altitude at which we stand. When we look at the floor, we are exhilarated by the thousands of feet that stand between us and the base of the mountain.
Zhangjiajie is certainly unlike anything else I have seen and will leave those who go there humbled and gratified to experience such natural wonder. Come join me on a Chow Fun adventure to one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.