Jun 19, 2014

Picture of the Day: Five Fingers Peak




The Five Fingers Peak of Huangshizhai wulingyuan unesco world heritage (1)


Seen here is the famous Five Fingers Peak of Huangshizhai, located in the Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China since 1992.

Wulingyuan is noted for its 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).

The site is situated between 29°16’0″N 110°22’0″E and 29°24’0″N 110°41’0″E in the Zhangjiajie City and lies about 270 kilometres (170 mi) to the northwest of Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province. Wulingyuan forms part of the Wuling Mountain Range. The scenic area comprises several national parks, one of which is the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. [source]

This is a downsized version from the incredible original panorama on Wikimedia Commons. Click here to see the 13,206 x 6,676 pixel image (watch out, it’s 97.28 mb!).



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