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Mount Sanqing

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Location  Jiangxi, China
Type  Natural
Reference  1292
Elevation  1,817 m
Province  Jiangxi
Nearest city  Shangrao
Location  China
Criteria  vii
UNESCO region  Asia-Pacific
Area  229.5 km²
Established  2005
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Similar  Mount Longhu, Mount Lu, Mount Putuo, Mount Emei, Yuntai Mountain

Mount Sanqing (Chinese: 三清山; pinyin: Sānqīng Shān) is a renowned Taoist sacred mountain located 25 miles (40 km) north of Yushan County in Jiangxi Province, China with outstanding scenery. Sanqing means the "Three Pure Ones" in Chinese as Mount Sanqing is made up of three main summits: Yujing, Yushui, and Yuhua, representing the Taoist trinity.

Map of Sanqing Mountain, Yushan, Shangrao, China

A Chinese phrase “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.

Mount Sanqing has been classified as a national park of China. It is a famous honeypot as well as a shelter for animals and plants. It contains more than 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.

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Mount Sanqing Wikipedia


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