Mount Sanqingshan National Park World Heritage Site
Parc national du mont Sanqingshan, China
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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.
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 about 1000 species of flora and 800 types of fauna. The total area of Mount Sanqing is 2200 km². It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
Map of the site
Pine tree on a mountain top
The San Qing temple
Coordinates: 28°54′57″N 118°03′52.4″E / 28.91583°N 118.064556°E / 28.91583; 118.064556
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