Wulingyuan Scenic and
Historic Interest Area

Inscribed :1992  Criteria: N (iii)

Justification for Inscription:
Report of the 16th Session of the Committee
1998 State of Conservation Report

Brief description:
A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 hectares in China's Hunan Province, the site is distinguished by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 metres high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, as well as two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of its landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it shelters a number of endangered plant and animal species.



Natural site datasheet from WCMC


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