Exceptional scenery of Mount Sanqingshan
Updated: 2014-11-18 10:15
By Jiang Wanjuan(chinadaily.com.cn)
A view of Mount Sanqingshan in East China’s Jiangxi province on Nov 17, 2014.[Photo by Jiang Wanjuan/chinadaily.com.cn]
Mount Sanqingshan is a granite mountain massif rising steeply to about 1,800 meters above the sea level in East China’s Jiangxi province.
The mountain displays a unique arrangement of forest and fantastically shaped granite pillars and peaks concentrated in a relatively small area. Among the rock formations, many of them resemble the silhouettes of human and animal shapes, adding more mystery to the often mist-surrounded mountain.
In 2008, the scenic area of Mount Sanqingshan was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List for its exceptional scenic quality and rich biodiversity.
Mount Sanqingshan is also a National 5A Scenic Spot, a Global Geopark Network Member, and a renowned Taoist sacred mountain.