Thursday, March 5, 2009

Unesco cards from China

I got 2 new chinese unesco cards today, Huanglong sent by Serena "serena_s" and Lushan National Park sent by "DJK".

"Huanglong is a scenic and historic interest area in Songpan County in the northwest part of Sichuan. This area is known for its colorful pools formed by calcite deposits, especially in Huanglonggou (Yellow Dragon Gully), as well as diverse forest ecosystems, snow-capped peaks, waterfalls and hot springs. Huanglong is also home to many endangered species including the Giant Panda and the Sichuan Golden Snub-nosed Monkey. Huanglong was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1992." - in: wikipedia

"Mount Lushan, in Jiangxi, is one of the spiritual centres of Chinese civilization. Buddhist and Taoist temples, along with landmarks of Confucianism, where the most eminent masters taught, blend effortlessly into a strikingly beautiful landscape which has inspired countless artists who developed the aesthetic approach to nature found in Chinese culture." - in:
This property was classified because of it's cultural landscape of outstanding aesthetic value and its powerful associations with Chinese spiritual and cultural life.