Yushan (mountain)

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Yushan
Jade Mountain
Mount Yu Shan - Taiwan.jpg
Yushan from the North Peak
Highest point
Elevation3,952 m (12,966 ft)
Prominence3,952 m (12,966 ft) 
Ranked 27th
Isolation1,815 kilometres (1,128 mi)
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
100 Peaks of Taiwan
Coordinates23°28′12″N 120°57′26.16″E / 23.47000°N 120.9572667°E / 23.47000; 120.9572667Coordinates: 23°28′12″N 120°57′26.16″E / 23.47000°N 120.9572667°E / 23.47000; 120.9572667
Geography
Yushan is located in Taiwan
Yushan
Yushan
The location of Yushan
(Yushan National Park)
LocationThe border on
Taoyuan District, Kaohsiung/
Alishan, Chiayi County/
Xinyi, Nantou County, Taiwan
Parent rangeYushan Range
Climbing
First ascent1898 by German explorer Karl Theodor Stöpel
Easiest routeMaintained trail, snow/ice climb during some winter months
Yushan (Jade Mountain)
Chinese
PostalMount Morrison

Yushan (Chinese: 玉山; pinyin: Yù Shān; literally: "Jade Mountain"), also called Mount Jade and Mount Yu is a mountain in Taiwan. It is the tallest mountain in Taiwan because it is 3,952 metres (12,966 ft) above sea level. The mountain used to be called Mount Morrison, but it isn't called that anymore.[1] That name was named after Robert Morrison, who is a missionary. The mountain is usually called Yushan or Mount Jade.

In the winter, the top of Yushan usually has a lot of thick snow. The snow makes the top shine like jade. That is why it is called Mount Jade. Yushan and all the mountains around it are part of the Yushan Range of mountains. The Yushan Range is in Yushan National Park. The area has the largest amount of natural space that hasn't been developed. It has a lot of forests and many types of animals.

References[change | change source]

  1. Chamberlain, B.; Mason, W.B. (1903). A Handbook for Travellers in Japan (7th ed.). London: J. Murray. p. 554. OL 25302448M.