Xinjiang Tianshan

Xinjiang Tianshan
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Xinjiang Tianshan is a mountain range that holds glaciers, snowcapped peaks, alpine meadows, lakes and canyons.

These mountains are in stark contrast with the surrounding six deserts, of which part of the Taklamakan Desert is within the WH area borders.

This site covers the Chinese part of the Tianshan mountains, which extend into Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Tomur is its highest peak at 7,443m.

The site has 4 components:

  • Tomur
  • Kalajun-Kuerderning
  • Bayinbuluke
  • Bogda

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Full Name
Xinjiang Tianshan
Unesco ID
1414
Country
China
Inscribed
2013
Type
Natural
Criteria
7 9
Categories
Natural landscape - Mountain
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Site History

2013 Inscribed

Locations

The site has 4 locations

Xinjiang Tianshan: Bayinbuluke
Xinjiang Tianshan: Bogda
Xinjiang Tianshan: Kalajun-Kuerdening
Xinjiang Tianshan: Tomur