Yongzhou, Hunan, China

Heaven's Gate

I was quite taken with this photo of a place in the Tianmen Mountains called "Heaven's Gate", which is a holy site, thought to be the place where the souls of men and the earth below touches the heavens. The steps leading upwards were carved out of rock, comprising 999 steps, and huts along the route provide pilgrims a place to rest or pray. The site was the result of a collapse of several caves.

Photo via Undiscovered places.

Heaven's Gate