China Renames Mountain After Avatar
Hunan province gets its own 'Avatar Hallelujah Mountain'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2010 12:05 PM CST
A general view of Zhangjiajie National Park on December 12, 2005 in China's Central Hunan province.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) Avatar fandom has reached new heights: China changed the name of one of its mountains to “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” in an official ceremony yesterday. The mountain formerly known as “Southern Sky Column” is in a southern province, and the government claims it inspired Avatar’s floating “Hallelujah Mountains,” Reuters reports. And no, it’s not just a name change—there are, of course, two Avatar-themed tours available.

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Jan 27, 2010 4:55 AM CST
Anything to get those tourist dollars in.
Jan 27, 2010 1:03 AM CST
I agree I thought the movie plot sucked. And the characters were so underdeveloped....OK your brothers dead and you cant use your legs. Want to give us some back story at all?
Jan 26, 2010 10:03 AM CST
Yeah fuck China, instead they should just spent a year arguing over whether health care is a want or a need while their economy crumbles to dust.