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Tour to World Heritage sites in Hunan

China.org.cn, April 21, 2015
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Currently, Hunan has two places on UNESCO's World Natural Heritage List.

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area [China.org.cn] 

The Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992, is located in Zhangjiajie City, about 265 kilometers from the provincial capital of Changsha.

Covering an area of more than 26,000 hectares, Wulingyuan is composed of the world-famous Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, the Tianzishan range and Suoxi Valley, which all together offer visitors a large number and variety of scenic sights. It is known for its beautiful forests, odd-shaped rock formations, exquisite canyons, limestone caves and stunning panoramic views. It is also home to a wide number of endangered plant and animal species.

China Danxia, including Langshan

Langshan [File Photo]

China Danxia, which entered UNESCO's World Natural Heritage List in 2010, includes six Danxia landform areas, namely, Mountain Langshan in Hunan Province, Mountain Danxiashan in Guangdong Province, Taining in Fujian Province, Mountain Longhushan and Guifeng in Jiangxi Province, Chishui in Guizhou Province and Jianglangshan in Zhejiang Province.

Langshan, a fascinating tourism destination, is located in Xinning County, Shaoyang City in the southwestern part of Hunan Province. Covering a total of 108 square kilometers, it consists of six key scenic areas.

It's noted for panoramic beauty of the cliffs, gorges, caves, natural bridges, waters and primitive forest.

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