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Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area
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Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 1992
Location: Asia, China, Hunan Province, The Wulingyuan District of the City of Dayong
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Description: The site, stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China's Hunan Province, is eclipsed by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks (some of which are over 200 m high). Amid the peaks lie ravines and gorges with waterfalls, pools and streams, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. The region is distinguished for its striking beauty of the landscape, and for being the habitation of several endangered plant and animal species. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Wulingyuan (Chinese: 武陵源; pinyin: Wǔlíng Yuán) is a scenic and historic interest area in Hunan Province, China, famous for its approximately 3,100 tall quartzite sandstone pillars, some over 200 meters in height, which are a kind of karst formation. It is part of Zhangjiajie city, about 270km from the capital of Hunan Province, Changsha. It lies between the coordinates of 29°16′0″N 110°22′0″E / 29.26667, 110.36667, Coordinates: 29°16′0″N 110°22′0″E / 29.26667, 110.36667 and 29°24′0″N 110°41′0″E / 29.4, 110.68333. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Wulingyuan forms part of the Wuling Range. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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