Mount Qingcheng

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Mount Qingcheng
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationDujiangyan City, Sichuan, People's Republic of China
Part ofMount Qingcheng and the Dujiangyan Irrigation System
CriteriaCultural: (ii)(iv)(vi)
Reference1001
Inscription2000 (24th Session)
Coordinates31°0′6″N 103°36′19″E / 31.00167°N 103.60528°E / 31.00167; 103.60528Coordinates: 31°0′6″N 103°36′19″E / 31.00167°N 103.60528°E / 31.00167; 103.60528
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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Part ofSichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries - Wolong, Mt Siguniang and Jiajin Mountains
CriteriaNatural: (x)
Reference1213
Inscription2006 (30th Session)
Mount Qingcheng is located in Sichuan
Mount Qingcheng
Location of Mount Qingcheng in Sichuan
Mount Qingcheng is located in China
Mount Qingcheng
Mount Qingcheng (China)

Mount Qingcheng (Chinese: 青城山; pinyin: Qīngchéng Shān) is a mountain in Dujiangyan, Sichuan, China. It is considered one of the birthplaces of Taoism (Daoism) and one of the most important Taoist centres in China. In Taoist mythology, it was the site of the Yellow Emperor's studies with Ning Fengzi. As a centre of the Taoist religion it became host to many temples. The mountain has 36 peaks. It is home to Dujiangyan Giant Panda Center and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mount Qingcheng was affected by the Wenchuan Earthquake in 2008.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Nan, Shun-xun; Foit-Albert, Beverly. China's Sacred Sites. Himalayan Institute Press. p. 160. ISBN 9780893892623.
  2. ^ Hargett, James M. Stairway to Heaven: A Journey to the Summit of Mount Emei. SUNY Press. p. 54. ISBN 9780791482186.

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