Xinjiang Tianshan

Xinjiang Tianshan†comprises four componentsóTomur, Kalajun-Kuerdening, Bayinbukuke and Bogdaó that total 606,833 hectares. They are part of the Tianshan mountain system of Central Asia, one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. Xinjiang Tianshan presents unique physical geographic features and scenically beautiful areas including spectacular snow and snowy mountains glacier-capped peaks, undisturbed forests and meadows, clear rivers and lakes and red bed canyons. These landscapes contrast with the vast adjacent desert landscapes, creating a striking visual contrast between hot and cold environments, dry and wet, desolate and luxuriant. The landforms and ecosystems of the site have been preserved since the Pliocene epoch and present an outstanding example of ongoing biological and ecological evolutionary processes. The site also extends into the Taklimakan Desert, one of the worldís largest and highest deserts, known for its large dune forms and great dust storms. Xinjiang Tianshan is moreover an important habitat for endemic and relic flora species, some rare and endangered.

Date of Inscription:†2013
Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1414

Tianshan Mountains

News

  • 11/26/2014 Yanqi Lake Serves as Host to APEC Summit & Now Open for Tourists...Read More
  • 11/26/2014 New Shanghai Disney Details Released...Read More
  • 11/26/2014 First High-Speed Rail Starts Operation in Xinjiang...Read More
  • 11/26/2014 China Southern to Launch Nonstop Service between San Francisco and Wuhan...Read More
  • 11/26/2014 World’s Longest Train Journey Opens, Spanning China to Europe...Read More
  • 11/13/2014 China to Extend Visas for U.S. Travelers...Read More
  • 11/13/2014 China, U.S. Announce Major Climate Change Goals...Read More
  • 11/13/2014 Hainan Island Tourism Ambassador Crowned...Read More
  • 11/06/2014 Easier Access to Tibet – via New Train Line and at Festival in Canada...Read More
  • 11/06/2014 Qingdao Ranks #1 in China for Tourist Satisfaction...Read More