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Wulingyuan Mountains





Location: Hunan Province    Map




Description of Wulingyuan Mountains

Wulingyuan Mountains are unique geologic formations situated in Hunan Province in China.  Wulingyuan Mountains consists of over 3000 tall quartzite sandstone pillars that reach a height of over 800 meters (2600 ft). Deep ravines are cut by erosion from water. The region contains numerous streams, waterfalls and pools. Wulingyuan Mountains contain more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site. Many reach a height over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools, lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Wulingyuan Mountains are famous for over 40 caves, many with large calcite deposits, and two natural bridges, Xianrenqiao (Bridge of the Immortals) and Tianqiashengkong (Bridge Across the Sky). The closest largest city is a Zhangjiajie. In 1992 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.








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