Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area (1992)

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

China 1994. Wulingyuan Area. Zhangjiajie.
  • China 1994. 

    • Zhangjiajie

    • Suoxiyu

China 1994. Wulingyuan Area. Suoxiyu.
China 1994. Wulingyuan Area. Tianzishan. China 1994. Wulingyuan Area. Yangjiajie
  • China 1994. 

    • Tianzishan

    • Yangjiajie

China 1994. Souvenir sheet. Scenery from the Wulingyuan area.

Located in the northwestern part of Hunan Province, Wulingyuan consists of Zhangjiajie, Suoxiyu, Tianzishan and Yangjiajie scenic spots. It became China's first national forest park in 1882. 

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