Mount Sanqing

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Sanqingshan National Geopark
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A map showing the location of the park
A map showing the location of the park
Location Jiangxi, China
Nearest city Shangrao
Coordinates 28°54′57″N 118°3′52″E / 28.91583°N 118.06444°E / 28.91583; 118.06444Coordinates: 28°54′57″N 118°3′52″E / 28.91583°N 118.06444°E / 28.91583; 118.06444
Area 229.5 km²
Established 2005
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official name Mount Sanqingshan National Park
Criteria Natural: (vii)
Reference 1292
Inscription 2008 (32nd Session)
Area 22,950 ha (56,700 acres)
Buffer zone 16,850 ha (41,600 acres)

Mount Sanqing (Chinese: 三清山; pinyin: Sānqīng Shān) is a renowned Taoist sacred mountain located 40 kilometres (25 mi) 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 more than 2300 species of plants and 400 species of vertebrates. The total area of Mount Sanqing is 229 km². It became a National Geopark in 2005 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.[1][2]

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