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Mount Sanqingshan

Posted on 30 April 2012 by RE Team

Mount Sanqingshan National Park


The Mount Sanqing, located in the east of central China known for it’s scenic quality, marked by the concentration of fantastically shaped pillars and peaks. There are 48 granite peaks and 89 granite pillars in the mountain range, many of which resemble human or animal silhouettes. “San Qing” literally mean ‘three distinct’ in Mandarin as the San Qing Mountain is made up of three main summits: the “Yujing Mountain”, “Yushui Mountain” and “Yuhua Mountain”.

Geographical Details

Mount Sanqingshan National Park displays a unique array of forested, fantastically shaped granite pillars and peaks concentrated in a relatively small area. The looming, intricate rock formations intermixed with delicate forest cover and combined with ever-shifting weather patterns create a landscape of arresting beauty. The total area of the National Park, 2200 square km, also features numerous water falls, some of them 60 meters in height, lakes and springs.

The property has effective legal protection, a sound planning framework and is currently well managed. The park benefits from strong government support and funding. The park’s natural resources are in good condition and threats are considered manageable. There is an effective management regime in place for the park. The key requirement is to manage the property to retain its aesthetic values, and a delicate balance will need to be maintained with the provision of visitor access. The most significant threat relates to the future increase in tourism, and careful and sensitive planning of the related infrastructure and access development is required.

Mount Sanqingshan courtesy Fan Wang@flickr


It is a famous honeypot in mainland China as well as a shelter for animals and plants. It contains about 1000 species of flora and 800 types of fauna.

Mount Sanqingshan National Park was added to the World Heritage List as a cultural site during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Quebec of Canada.

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