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Introduction

Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hunan Province, China, designated in 1992. It's noted for more than 3,000 quartzite sandstone pillars and peaks across most of the site, many over 200 metres 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).

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Geography

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 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.

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