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The scenic Sanqingshan Mountain in central China's Jiangxi Province was announced world heritage site at the 32nd conference of the World Heritage Committee, held in Quebec, Canada, on July 2-10.

Located in the northeast of central China's Jiangxi Province, the Sanqingshan Mountain was included as a world heritage site for its exceptional scenic quality, prompting the World Heritage Committee to describe it as a natural copy of a Chinese landscape wash painting.

Covering an area of 22,950 hectares, the scenic zone of the Sanqingshan Mountain presents unique granite peaks and pillars featuring a variety of unusual shapes, rich vegetation and ever-changing weather patterns.

Resembling human or animal silhouettes, the granite hills in the scenic area are a natural museum of granite features. One of the most spectacular scenes on the mountain is a huge cuboid granite pillar, which resembles a giant python.

With new road access, it has now become more convenient to reach the mountain. Currently, it takes three and a half hours drive from Shanghai to Shangrao, the city where the mountain is located. The distance from the Shangrao City to the scenic spot is around 80 km.


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