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01 March 2024

China renames mountain after Avatar

By Reuters

One Chinese province hopes to cash in on the success of blockbuster film Avatar and its floating mountains.

The Southern Sky Column in Zhangjiajie in China's southern Hunan province formally had its named changed to "Avatar Hallelujah Mountain" in a ceremony yesterday, according to the Zhangjiajie government's official website.

The government said the floating Hallelujah Mountains in the movie were inspired by the Southern Sky Column, as a Hollywood photographer spent time shooting there in 2008.


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