|Elevation||1,518.6 m (4,982 ft)|
|Prominence||1,518.6 m (4,982 ft)|
Tianmen Mountain (simplified Chinese : 天 门 山 ; traditional Chinese :天門山; pinyin :Tiānmén Shān; lit. : 'Heaven's Gate Mountain') is a mountain located within Tianmen Mountain National Park, Zhangjiajie, in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, China.
A cablecar was constructed in 2005 7,455 m (24,459 ft) and ascent of 1,279 m (4,196 ft). The highest gradient is 37 degrees. Tourists can walk on kilometres of paths built along the cliff face at the top of the mountain, including sections with glass floors. An 11 km (7 mi) road with 99 bends also reaches the top of the mountain and takes visitors to Tianmen cave, a natural arch in the mountain of a height of 131.5 m (431.4 ft).by the French company Poma from nearby Zhangjiajie railway station to the top of the mountain. Tianmen Mountain Cableway is claimed in tourist publications as the "longest passenger cableway of high mountains in the world", with 98 cars and a total length of
The Tianmenshan Temple is located on the summit, with chairlift or footpath access. The original temple here was built during the Tang dynasty and destroyed during the first part of the 20th century. In 1949, as the Chinese Communist Revolution neared its end, construction of a new temple, with Tang dynasty architecture, commenced; the temple now sits on landscaped grounds covering 2 hectares (4.9 acres).
In 2007, Alain Robert scaled the cliff below the arch, bare-handed and without protection; a plaque commemorates his feat.
The World Wingsuit League held the first and second World Wingsuit Championships in Tianmen. On October 8, 2013, during a training jump for the second world championships, Viktor Kováts plunged to his death when he was unable to open his parachute.
In August 2016, a glass skywalk overlooking Tongtian Avenue, called the "Coiling Dragon Cliff",opened to the public.
In September 2016, the Italian driver Fabio Barone, set up the first Speed World Record with his Ferrari 458 Italia, covering the nearly 11 km (6.8 mile) route in just 10 minutes and 31 seconds.
In February 2018, a hybrid Range Rover SUV driven by Ho-Pin Tung climbed the 45-degree angle staircase of 999 steps to Heaven's Gate using a combination of gasoline and electric battery power.
Range Rover Sport (2018) Dragon Challenge – EXTREME CLIMB The challenge began at the bottom of the legendary 11.3 km Tianmen Mountain Road (known as the Dragon Road). The showroom standard Range Rover Sport P400e took on the demanding course, with Panasonic Jaguar Racing's Ho-Pin Tung behind the wheel and the Terrain Response 2 system in Dynamic mode. Ho-Ping Tung racing driver accepted Land Rover's Dragon Challenge: drive 99 turns and 999 steps on the 45° steep stairway towards Heaven's Gate with the Range Rover Sport.
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