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World Heritage Site #547 :: Mount Huangshan

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Huangshan, known as ‘the loveliest mountain of China’, was acclaimed through art and literature during a good part of Chinese history (e.g. the Shanshui ‘mountain and water’ style of the mid-16th century). Today it holds the same fascination for visitors, poets, painters and photographers who come on pilgrimage to the site, which is renowned for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of a sea of clouds.

State Property: China
Location: Huangshan, Anhua, China.
GPS: N30 10 0.012, E118 10 59.988
Date of Inscription: 1990
Criteria: (ii)(vii)(x)
Core zone : 16,060 ha
Buffer zone: 49,000 ha

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Mount Huangshan was inscribed into the world heritage list under natural and cultural criteria.

(ii) Exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design;

– the monasteries and the temples, of which about 20 remain;
– the rock inscriptions which constitute the most obvious material trace of the passing presence of men of letters and hermits on the site;
– ancient or recent paintings inspired by the mountain.

(Vii) Natural propertyto contain superlative natural phenomena or areas of exceptional natural beauty and aesthetic importance; Huangshan is renowned for its magnificent scenery. Grotesquely-shaped rock formations and trees contribute to the impressiveness of the landscape which is often further enhanced by cloud and mist effects.

(X) Contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation.

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