Celestial Bridge

Zhangjiajie Bridge

It rains a lot in Zhangjiajie National Park, therefore, it has many bridges as a part of the beautiful, well-maintained hiking trails. This is Celestial Bridge, found on one of the Northeastern most trails in the park. This path doesn’t reveal the rock formations that the park is famous for, but I found that it was one of the most tranquil and serine areas. There were very few people on the trail (then again, it had been raining all day). For me, Celestial Bridge was the highlight of the trail.

Most of the pathways in the park are made entirely of cut stone. I thought at first that this was a bit weird. I expected the trails to be blazed through the bush with dirt and roots underfoot, but with the amount of water that this park receives, the erosion to traditional trails would be severe. The stone really does make a lot of sense. The one downside is that moss grows on the stone and can make the trails very slippery, even with hiking sticks.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo Anne Miles says:

    Luscious color. Am sure, because of all the rain, it is difficult to manage hiking as you indicate. So beautiful though!

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