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China’s Tianmen Mountain is where the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ is located. This 999-step staircase leads to Tianmen Cave, the world’s highest naturally formed arch. It’s located almost 25,000 feet above the ground.
The number 999 represents good fortune and eternity in Chinese culture, and while the stairs are steep and challenging, the reward is worth it. As you ascend, you can enjoy stunning views of the mountain peaks, lush forests, and the winding road that snakes up the hillside.
The Stairway to Heaven is not the only attraction on Tianmen Mountain. You can also take a cable car ride that spans 4.5 miles and offers breathtaking scenery along the way. The cable car is the longest aerial tramway in the world and takes about 30 minutes to reach the summit.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also walk on the glass skywalk that wraps around the edge of the mountain. The skywalk is 4,600 feet above sea level and 200 feet long. It gives you a thrilling sense of walking on air and a panoramic view of the landscape below.
Tourists brave the new Coiling Dragon Cliff skywalk on Tianmen Mountain, China, August 1st 2016 (Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/smby4j96YD
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Tianmen Mountain is a popular destination for tourists who want to experience nature’s beauty and marvel at its wonders. The Stairway to Heaven is a unique and unforgettable way to explore this amazing place. If you’re looking for a heavenly adventure, you might want to add this to your bucket list.