|Sanqingshan National Geopark|
|Coordinates||28°54′57″N 118°3′52″E / 28.91583°N 118.06444°ECoordinates: 28°54′57″N 118°3′52″E / 28.91583°N 118.06444°E|
|Official name||Mount Sanqingshan National Park|
|Inscription||2008 (32nd Session)|
|Area||22,950 ha (56,700 acres)|
|Buffer zone||16,850 ha (41,600 acres)|
Sanqingshan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China. It is based on Mount Sanqing, which is a renowned Taoist sacred mountain.
The mountain is 40 kilometres (25 mi) north of Yushan County in Jiangxi Province, China. It has outstanding scenery. There are three main summits: Yujing, Yushui, and Yuhua, symbolising the Taoist trinity.
Mount Sanqing is a national park of China. It is a famous "honeypot" (place for tourists) and a home of over 2300 species of plants and 400 species of vertebrates. The total area of Mount Sanqing is 229 km². It became a National Geopark in 2005 and a World Heritage Site in 2008.
These granite mountains hold the evidence of a billion years of geological evolution. This includes the evidence of important geological events, such as the amalgamation of the supercontinent Rodinia.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Sanqingshan Geopark". Global Geoparks Network. Archived from the original on 28 June 2016. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
- ↑ Canadian fossil park, an Icelandic volcanic island and archipelago in Yemen among sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List