Mystic Places

The Gate of Hell

The world around us is full of mysteries...

There are things we believe in without even knowing about its existence. Science doesn’t always find an answer to all questions and that’s exactly why we still love to watch movies like "Lord of the Rings." All mysterious things have a charm and the charm lies in the fact that we don’t know everything about it. From old civilizations to some of the cultural practices, mystery has been associated with every part of the world. There are innumerable places in the world which can be called mysterious for some reason or another. One of those places is "the gate of hell" in Kunlun Mountains. This region is one of the longest mountain chains in Asia, extending more than 3,000 km. There is a particular valley in these mountains where people enter without hopes of ever reuniting with their loved ones. Those who were lucky to return have reported to have seen bones, remains of wolves, and hunters. There are also lonely tombs found in random areas. A popular story surrounding this valley revolves around a herdsman who entered the supposed Gate of Hell to find his horses; they vanished mysteriously around the area. The horses were found a few days later but the herdsman was not so lucky. He was found dead, gripping his shotgun, and with clothes torn off. There were no signs, though, that he had been attacked.


There was an old Tibetan saying that to enter the Kunlun meant to step into the gate of hell.


Kemo D. 7

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