Remember the absurd Hallelujah Mountains on Pandora, the fictional planet in Avatar? Turns out James Cameron got some real life inspiration from a very real (and very cool) national park in China for the incredible setting he created for his billion dollar blockbuster.

Tourists from all over the globe make it a point to visit Zhangjiajie National Park in Zhangjiajie City in the northern Hunan Province. Its stunning and seriously unique topography are lined with glass walkways that allow visitors to feel like they are on another planet. It’s easy to see why the park inspired Cameron.

The park was well known before Avatar, but as you can imagine, the global success of the film made it a staple tourist spot for those traveling in China.

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So, who wants to plan a trip to China with me?