Mount Langshan

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Mount Langshan
Mount Langshan in Hunan, Picture1.jpg
Mount Langshan.
Highest point
Elevation818-metre (2,684 ft)
Coordinates26°23′27.96″N 110°45′06.48″E / 26.3911000°N 110.7518000°E / 26.3911000; 110.7518000Coordinates: 26°23′27.96″N 110°45′06.48″E / 26.3911000°N 110.7518000°E / 26.3911000; 110.7518000
Mount Langshan is located in Hunan
Mount Langshan
Mount Langshan
Location in Hunan.
LocationXinning County, Hunan, China
Official nameChina Danxia
Criteriavii, viii
Designated2010 (34th session)
Reference no.1335
State PartyChina

Langshan or Mount Lang (Chinese: 崀山) is a mountain and a scenic area in Xinning County, Hunan, China. It is described on the local signage as a "world famous UNESCO geopark of China".[1][2] Its peak elevation is 818 metres (2,684 ft).


In 2000, it has been designated as a "National Rock Climbing Training Base" by the General Administration of Sport of China.

In October 2001, it was classified as a "National Geological Park" by the Ministry of Land and Resources.

In May 2002, it was authorized as a "National Key Scenic Spot".

On January 16, 2006, it was inscribed to the National Natural Heritage List by the Ministry of Construction.

In 2010, it was categorized as an AAAA level tourist site by the China National Tourism Administration.

In the 2010 UNESCO list of world heritage sites, Langshan was designated a natural World Heritage Site as part of China's Danxia landform.

On August 3, 2016, it has been categorized as an AAAAA level tourist site by the China National Tourism Administration.[3]

Natural history[edit]

Within the boundaries of the area, the following number of species are known to live: 26 species of mammals, 94 species of birds, 35 species of reptiles, 19 species of amphibians, 36 species of fish, about 816 species of insects, over 1,421 vascular plants species and 150 fungus


Fuyi River, a tributary of Zi River, flow through the area.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Pepper Peak and Camel Peak Scenic Area
  • Danxia Linear Valley
  • The First Line in the World


Fuyi River.
Mount Langshan.
Pepper Peak and Camel Peak Scenic Area.


  1. ^ 崀山国际休闲度假区全球发布,惊艳世界. Sohu (in Chinese). 2018-04-20.
  2. ^ 游客身边尽好人 湖南崀山景区文明新风暖人心. ifeng (in Chinese). 2018-04-20.
  3. ^ 国家旅游局批准6家景区为5A级景区 邵阳崀山在列 [National Tourism Administration approved 6 scenic spots for the AAAAA level scenic spot, including Mount Langshan]. (in Chinese). 2016-08-04.