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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wulingyuan

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Wulingyuan is a scenic and historic interest area in Hunan Province, China, noted for its approximately 3,100 tall quartzite sandstone pillars, some of which are over 800 metres (2,600 ft) in height and are a type of karst formation.

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Wulingyuan

The site is part of Zhangjiajie City and lies about 270 kilometres (170 mi) from Changsha, the capital of Hunan Province. Situated between 29°16?0?N 110°22?0?ECoordinates: 29°16?0?N 110°22?0?E and 29°24?0?N 110°41?0?E, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Wulingyuan forms part of the Wuling Range.

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