Mount Wuyi (1999)
China

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Mount Wuyi is the most outstanding area for biodiversity conservation in south-east China and a refuge for a large number of ancient, relict species, many of them endemic to China. 

China 1994. Block of four stamps from Mount Wuyi. Note that the horizontal strips are se-tenant in a composite design.

The serene beauty of the dramatic gorges of the Nine Bend River, with its numerous temples and monasteries, many now in ruins, provided the setting for the development and spread of neo-Confucianism, which has been influential in the cultures of East Asia since the 11th century. 

In the 1st century B.C. a large administrative capital was built at nearby Chengcun by the Han dynasty rulers. Its massive walls enclose an archaeological site of great significance. 

  • China 1994. Block of four stamps from Mount Wuyi. Note that the horizontal strips are se-tenant in a composite design.  

Located to the southwest of Chongan County seat, Fujian Province, Wuyi Mountain boasts its scenic beauty and historical sites. The most famous mountain in Fujian Province, it was listed as a nature preserve under the state special protection and one of the Human and Biosphere zones under the international protection.

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Other World Heritage Sites in China (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section China for further information about the individual properties.  

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