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Jianglangshan National Park

Jianglangshan National Park is located 25 kilometers south of Jiangshan City, Zhejiang Province. With a total area of 11.86 square kilometers, Mt. Jianglangshan is a typical example of theDanxia landformwith a combination of a single high peak and hilly plains within a small area. The main peak of Mt. Jianglangshan is 819.1 meters above sea level, and three 300-meter-high rocky peaks stand at an altitude of 500 meters. With its grand steep peaks, Mt. Jianglangshan is a magnificent conglomerate mountain.


Jianglangshan National Park


The three lower peaks, Mt. Lang Feng, Mt. Yafeng and Mt. Lingfeng stand in a line from North to South, just like the Chinese character “chuan(川)”, and visitors praise them as the most splendid Danxia landform in China. There are a number of narrow byways and valleys in the Jianglangshan Mountain area but the narrow gap, which is known as “thin strip of sky” (一线天), between Mt. Yafeng and Mt. Lingfeng, is the most impressive. The two mountains are similar in height, 305 meters and 298 meters, and the distance between them is about 25 meters at their peaks but only 3.5 -5 meters at the bottom. Such an impressive view, visitors cannot help but think that the rock formations are a miracle.


Jianglangshan National Park


Because of the surrounding dense forests, Jianglangshan National Park contains a rich variety of plants and biological creatures. There are many rare animals - five wildlife species are under first class national protection and twenty are under second class national protection. The three peaks form a unique eco-island effect, becoming a refuge for many ancient remnants. Gymnosperm such as pinus, pine, cryptomeria and Cypress are all relict plants from the Cretaceous Period. The lush forests east of the resorts are a great place for learning about ecology.


Jianglangshan National Park


Jianglangshan National Park is a national AAAA level scenic spot and in April 2010, Mt. Jianglangshan along with Mt. Langshan (in Hunan Province), Mt. Danxia (Guangdong Province), Taining National Park (Fujian Province), Mt. Longhu (Jiangxi Province) and Mt. Chishui (Guizhou Province) was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name of “China Danxia”. It is the eighth World Natural Heritage Site, the 40th in China and the first in the Zhejiang province.