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    platform mountain

    Yuanjiajie is located in the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. It is a naturally formed platform mountain, surrounded by higher summits which are divided by deep valleys. You will walk on the mountains’ edge and watch clouds rise from beneath your feet.

    What do you mean by "platform mountain"? A very tall mountain?

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    Re: platform mountain

    I am really curious what others have to say about your question. I have read several books on climbing but never come across the phrase "platform mountain." I think it has nothing to do with how high the mountain is but how it looks like. I would imagine the mountain top is flat, maybe with natural platforms overhanging the deep valleys below.

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    Re: platform mountain

    It's non-native. Where did you come across that text?

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    Re: platform mountain

    I agree with teechar, it's non-native. 'Platform' to me sounds like a mistranslation of 'plateau', or perhaps similar geological formations such as 'mesa' or even 'butte'.

    However, I've seen pictures of Yuanjiajie before, having attempted an oil painting of it. Although it's really quite beautiful, I would describe those formations more as 'pillars'.
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    Re: platform mountain

    You are right, Skrej; I took a look at pictures of Yuanjiajie a moment before and it looks more like "rock towers" than "platform formation".

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    Re: platform mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I would describe those formations more as 'pillars'.
    They are also described as 'columns' below.
    http://www.china-family-adventure.co...est-china.html Zhangjiajie Stone Forest - China's Avatar Mountains?

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