Huangshan Mountains - "Avatar" on Earth

• Huangshan Mountains - "Avatar" in the world

In eastern China's Anhui province has mountains Huangshan (literally "Yellow Mountain"), covered with pine trees, granite rocks and celebrated by Chinese artists and poets. Huangshan District is one of the most popular tourist locations in China and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Floating in the clouds scenery scenic Huangshan mountains have been the object of filming on location at the time of production of the famous film "Avatar."

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The place is beautiful, very well-known and popular in China. There was shooting panoramic views of James Cameron for his film "Avatar." However, another version says that the kind served Zhangjiajie Nature Reserve, where the scenery is very similar.

This hotel, in which we lived - Beihai Hotel:

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In the area Huangshan mountain, there are 77 peaks above 1000 m above sea level. The three highest peaks: Peak Lotus (Hua Liang Feng, 1864 m), the Peak Light (Guanmindin, 1840 m) and the peak Celestial Capital (Tyandufen, 1829 m).

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Most of the mountains are covered with pines unusual. From the usual, they are distinguished by three characteristics: grow to a height of over 800 meters above sea level, are able to stay on the granite walls of the mountain clefts, different variety of forms:

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The peak with a lone stone on top is called the Stone Monkey Watching The Sea (stone monkey, looking at the sea). And indeed, if you look closer, the silhouette of the stone resembles a monkey sitting:

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Amazing ability pines grow on a solid granite mountain Huangshan associated with a particular device of their root system. The roots of these pines isolated organic acid and exhale carbon, which when combined with water is converted into carbon dioxide.

Both these acids are slow and difficult to dissolve granite, allowing roots dropwise extract water and nutrients. The deeper the roots, the stronger the tree, and because the roots tend to be several times longer than the trunk. But the needles of pine trees at local short and hard: the evaporation of tiny surface saves moisture:

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Reservoir:

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The cable car station Purple Cloud Station:

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The tracks on which tourists walk. Cornering collect more human traffic jams, moving in different directions:

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Types Xihai Grand Canyon:

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Huangshan Mountains were formed in the Mesozoic Era, about 100 million years ago.

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The narrow paths surround the slopes of Huangshan Mountains:

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You can meet and even feed these animals:

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Stone Bridge blends harmoniously into the surrounding landscape:

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One of the viewing platforms, with stunning views of the mountains:

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The labor force. Drag, like ants, very heavy loads on steep mountain trails:

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In the evening we went to meet the sunset on the peak of Bright peak (Guang Ming Ding), which is the third highest in Huangshan (1860 m). It is a flat top, where the weather station, TV tower and hotel.

To get here is very difficult. A few kilometers on foot along a narrow path, leaving up exhausting all efforts. But the rewards will be great views of the canyon, as well as on neighboring peaks:

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Around Beauty:

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TV Tower:

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After a half hour, we reached the end point:

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I want the landscape endlessly shoot:

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The sun rolled down over the horizon from the canyon:

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The landscape was painted in pink hues:

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Weather Station:

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Star Trek over the mountains of Huangshan:

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The bright light of the moon:

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At the bottom of the lights can be seen adjacent to the mountain villages of Huangshan: