Tianmen Cave

Tianmen Cave, one of the top six wonders of Tianmen Mountain, is a natural mountain-penetrating karst cave hanging on the towering cliff, with a height of 131.5 meters, a width of 57 meters, a depth of 60 meters.
It was recorded that Tianmen Cave was formed in 263 ( some experts said it was in 48 A.D) during the Three Kingdom Period. The cave is a natural water-eroded cave with the highest elevation in the world (at an altitude of 1300 meters). It is actually a big hole in the mountain but people call it a cave and it has become a major attraction on Tianmen Mountain.

Tianmen Cave runs south-northward with a height of 131.5 meters, a width of 57meters and a depth of 60 meters. It rises above the ground and nears the sky with a lofty and towering posture. The shadow of it reaches the north of the vast sea, the clouds over it near the south of the handle of the Dipper. It's much like a gate towards the heaven. The wonder attracted the visits and appreciations by emperors, officials, sages, hermits, dignitaries and men of letters of different dynasties. After the accumulation over the dynasties, the unique profound Culture of Heaven is built up.

In 1999, pilots from Russia, America, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic and Republic of Lithuania performed an extremely thrilling midair acrobatic show. They flew three airplanes through the cave. The live telecast drew an estimated audience of 800 million people worldwide.

On March 17-19, “The 2006 Russia Air Force Aerobatics Performance ” entered ceremoniously in Tianmen Mountain of Zhangjiajie , the Soviet-27 heavy battle plane and Russia air force warrior composed a world-shaking legend here once more ..

In 2011, Jeb Corliss transcended the limit of humans and flew through Tianmen Cave in the wingsuit. The cave becomes the unique sight under heaven and breeds the profound and grand heaven culture of Fairy Tianmen  Mountain in the local area.

Travel Tips
Add: Tianmen Mountain,Zhangjiajie City,China
Opening Hours: 08:00-18:00
Notice: Tianmen Cave is not opened to public all year round. In winter, due to the freezing of snowy roads, Tianmen Cave and Tongtian Avenue (99 curved winding roads) leading to Tianmen Cave will be closed.

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