Wednesday, 4 July 2018


This week 19 new sites were added to the World Heritage list. I had 3, including this one.

Mount Fanjingshan
This postcard was sent by Wei Tianyi

The Fanjingshan or Mount Fanjing, located in TongrenGuizhou province, is the highest peak of the Wuling Mountains in southwestern China, at an altitude of 2,572 m (8,438 ft). The Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve was established in 1978 and designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1986. The reserve covers a total area of 567 km2 (219 sq mi) and is a conservation area for primitive vegetation of the mid sub-tropic alpine region of western China. The rare gray snub-nosed monkey occurs only in a small region centering on Fanjingshan. It is also a sacred Buddhist mountain, a status it has held since the Ming dynasty. Fanjingshan was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2018. - in: wikipedia

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