Think you recognise these peaks but have not visited the area? In a tale of art imitating life imitating art, the Southern Sky Column (aka Pillar between Heaven and Earth) formally had its named changed to "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain". Why? Because the floating "Hallelujah Mountains" from Avatar were inspired by the Huangshan Mountains to which Southern Sky Column belongs. A Hollywood photographer spent time shooting in China for inspiration in 2008, and the karst formations in other parts of China also influenced the final design of the floating mountains.
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