Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

There are exactly 3013 tall quartzite sandstone pillars in this place!

This postcard was sent by Xinyu

Wulingyuan ([ù.lǐŋ.y̯ɛ̌n]Chinese武陵源) is a scenic and historical site in south-central China's Hunan Province that was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. It is noted for more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres (660 ft) in height, along with many ravines and gorges with attractive streams, pools and waterfalls. It features 40 caves, many with large calcite deposits, and two natural bridges, Xianrenqiao (Bridge of the Immortals) and Tianqiashengkong (Bridge Across the Sky). - in: wikipeadia

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