Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area World Heritage Site

Official name
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area | UNESCO
Country
China
Continent
Asia
Location
The Wulingyuan District of the City of Dayong, Hunan Province
29.3333° Lat, 110.5000° Lon
Code
640
Time Zone
Asia/Shanghai, CST +0800
Current Time
Category
Natural
Description
Inscribed 1992. A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China's Hunan Province, the site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 m high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.