Wulingyuan National Park

In a remote part of the mountains of China’s Hunan province lie over 3,000 spires of Cretaceous sandstone covered with clinging pine trees. The United Nations named Wulingyuan National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, calling it one of the most remarkable geomorphological spectacles that exists on our planet.

Tourists from all over mainland China and beyond trek to see the famed towers, which inspired the landscape in the film Avatar. To see more photos of the park, visit some of its most scenic vistas: Yuanjiajie Scenic Area 袁家界风景区, Hallelujah Mountain 哈利路亚山, 天门洞, and 百龙天梯.