Mount Sanqing

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Mount Sanqingshan National Park
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
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Type Natural
Criteria vii
Reference 1292
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 2008 (32nd Session)

Mount Sanqing (Chinese: 三清山; pinyin: Sānqīng Shān) is a renowned Taoist sacred mountain located 25 miles (40 km) north of Yushan County in Jiangxi Province, China with outstanding scenery. Sanqing means the "Three Pure Ones" in Chinese as Mount Sanqing is made up of three main summits: Yujing, Yushui, and Yuhua, representing the Taoist trinity.

A Chinese phrase “三峰峻拔、如三清列坐其巅” (“Three steep peaks, like the Three Pure Ones sit the summits”) explains why it was named San Qing. Amongst the three hills, the Yujing hill (1817 meters above sea level) is the highest.

Mount Sanqing has been classified as a national park of China. It is a famous honeypot as well as a shelter for animals and plants. It contains about 1000 species of flora and 800 types of fauna. The total area of Mount Sanqing is 229 km². It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.[1]

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Coordinates: 28°54′57″N 118°03′52.4″E / 28.91583°N 118.064556°E / 28.91583; 118.064556