9. Wulingyuan, Hunan Province
Anyone who sees Wulingyuan is likely to make an instant connection to the floating mountains of the movie Avatar. In many interviews, James Cameron does refer to Wulingyuan as his inspiration. It is a lush, misty valley endowed with a unique feature – 3,000 giant, natural stone columns rising up like fingers, hundreds of meters up. Ever since the movie Avatar, the Chinese authorities have named one of the columns Mount Hallelujah, from the movie.