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Mount Sanqingshan National Park
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 2008
Location: Asia, China, northeast of Jiangxi Province, west of the Huyaiyu mountain range
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Description: Located in the west of the Huyaiyu mountain range in the northeast of Jiangxi Province (in the east of central China), Mount Sanqingshan National Park is a 22,950 ha property inscribed for its exceptional picturesque quality. It is distinguished by the concentration of extraordinarily shaped pillars and peaks: 89 granite pillars and 48 granite peaks, many of which bear a resemblance to human or animal silhouettes. The juxtaposition of granite features with the vegetation and particular meteorological conditions which create an ever-changing and striking landscape with white rainbows and clouds topped with bright halos further enhances the natural beauty of the 1,817 metre high Mount Huaiyu. The site also encompasses forests, lakes, springs and numerous waterfalls, some of which reach 60 metres in height. The surrounding areas are made up of subtropical landscapes, but the high area of the site is prone to a combination of subtropical monsoonal and maritime influences and thus fashions an island of temperate forest. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Mount Sanqing (Chinese: 三清山; Pinyin: Sānqīng Shān) or San Qing Mountain is a renowned Taoist Mountain located 50 miles north from Yushan, Jiangxi Province of the China with an outstanding scenery. San Qing literally mean 'three distincts' in Mandarin as the San Qing Mountatin is made up of three main summits: the "Yujing Mountain", "Yushui Mountain" and "Yuhua Mountain". A Chinese slogan “三峰峻拔、如三清列坐其巅” (“Three steep peaks, like the Three Pure Ones sit the summits”) explains why it was named San Qing. Amongst the three hills, the Yujing hill (1817 meters above sea level) is the highest. The San Qing Mountain had been classified as a national park (Guojiaji Fengjing Mingshengqu 国家级风景名胜区, National Park of China). It is a famous honeypot in mainland China as well as a shelter for animals and plants. It contains about 1000 species of flora and 800 types of fauna. The total area of the San Qing Mountain is 2200 km². It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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