Mountains in Jiangxi Province Scenic Area Management Committee
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Sanqing Mountain is located in the northeast of Jiangxi province. With its exceptional beauty, the mountain is acclaimed as a gift of nature and offers an excellent destination for people longing for a refreshing retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life.
Sanqing Mountain is also famous for its deep Taoism culture. It has an important position in the history of Taoism and has witnessed the development of Taoism in China for more than 1600 years. It's regarded as one of the most sacred Taoist shrines in the country with Taoist buildings and temples standing on the top of the mountain.
The mountain has the most unique and magnificent granite landscape in China. It features great and unique peaks, steep precipices, deep gorges and spectacular rock formations. The mountain was classified by the state as a National Geopark in 2005 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008.
Climbing to the mountain top will reward visitors with a panoramic view of the mountain's breathtaking landscapes. But the hike itself will no doubt be a tiring journey and demands a dose of courage since many parts of the peaks are very steep.
If you decide to stay the night at the top of the mountain, you'll see a spectacular sunrise the next morning, which is one of the mountain's many natural wonders. The red sun slowly slides its way out from between layer upon layer of cloud, bathing half of the sky in fresh pastel hues.
Besides its magnificent peaks and wonderful rock formations, Sanqing Mountain is also a paradise for wild plants and animals. About 80 percent of the mountain area is covered with primeval forests, which provide a haven for more than 2,000 types of flora and fauna. Dozens of them are rare species that have been put under state-level protection.