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Sanqingshan

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Sanqingshan National Geopark
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A map showing the location of the park
A map showing the location of the park
LocationJiangxi, China
Nearest cityShangrao
Coordinates28°54′57″N 118°3′52″E / 28.91583°N 118.06444°E / 28.91583; 118.06444Coordinates: 28°54′57″N 118°3′52″E / 28.91583°N 118.06444°E / 28.91583; 118.06444
Area229.5 km²
Established2005
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameMount Sanqingshan National Park
CriteriaNatural: (vii)
Reference1292
Inscription2008 (32nd Session)
Area22,950 ha (56,700 acres)
Buffer zone16,850 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.[1][2]

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]

  1. "Sanqingshan Geopark". Global Geoparks Network. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. Canadian fossil park, an Icelandic volcanic island and archipelago in Yemen among sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List
The granite pillars