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Hubei Shennongjia

Hubei Shennongjia

Hubei Shennongjia is a forested mountain massif mostly known for its floral diversity.

It has been a place of significant scientific interest particularly for botanists. It lies within the Daba Mountains evergreen forests ecoregion, in Central-eastern China. The site consists of two locations, Shennongding/Badong and Laojunshan, separated by a 10km wide corridor.

Map of Hubei Shennongjia


  • Natural

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Luke LOU China 11-Apr-17

It is located in western Hubei, not easy to arrive here by bus or by train, it takes 3 or 4 hours from Yichang, the nearest big city. Tickets are very expensive, especially considering the poor service, not a good experience. Car hiring are highly recommended, and don't trust the local drivers easily.

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Site Info

Full name: Hubei Shennongjia

Unesco ID: 1509

Inscribed: 2016

Type: Natural

Criteria: 9   10  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2016 - Inscribed 
  • 2016 - Revision On Tentative List as 'Shennongjia Nature Reserve'


The site has 2 locations.

  • Hubei Shennongjia: Laojunshan
  • Hubei Shennongjia: Shennongding


The site has 6 connections.



  • Early Pleistocene: the area acted as a refuge during the "Quaternary Ice Ages" (Quaternary Glaciation is also called the Pleistocene Glaciation) Link

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