SANQINGSHAN UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK – CHINA
Sanqingshan UNESCO Global Geopark is located in Shangrao City, Jiangxi Province, the Asia-Pacific Region. It covers an area of 229.5km2 with an elevation of 200-1819.9m. Mount Sanqingshan is a large Geopark in China. It was accredited as a National Geopark in 2005 and a World Natural Heritage in 2008 due to its unique aesthetic and scientific values. On September, 2012, Mount Sanqingshan became a member of the Global Geoparks Network of UNESCO.
The natural beauty of Mount Sanqingshan also derives from the juxtaposition of its granite features with the mountain’s vegetation enhanced by meteorological conditions which create an ever-changing and arresting landscape.
Mount Sanqingshan is a worthy textbook on geomorphology, with major value of geomorphology and aeothetic value of landscape. The Geopark holds the evidence of almost continuous record of 1 billion years of geological evolution, including the evidences and important geological events as stratigraphy, petrology and structural geology geomorphology as the amalgamation of the supercontinetal Rodinia. Mount Sanqingshan is an eternal famous mountain not only with 1 billion years of natural evolutionary history but also a typical model of harmonious existence between man and nature for 1,600 years. Mount Sanqingshan has been named an “Open-air Taoism Museum”.
The Sanqingshan UNESCO Global Geopark of China and Lesvos Island UNESCO Global Geopark of Greece signed a sistering agreement at 15 September 2012.