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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

Map of Xinjiang Tianshan

Legend

  • Natural

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Site Info

Full name: Xinjiang Tianshan

Unesco ID: 1414

Inscribed: 2013

Type: Natural

Criteria: 7   9  

Link: By Name By ID

Site History

  • 2013 - Inscribed 

Locations

The site has 4 locations.

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

Connections

The site has 15 connections.

Ecology

Geography

Religion and Belief

  • Taoism: In Daoism, Xi Wangmu, the Queen Mother of the West, is believed to guard the peach trees of immortality in the Tian Shan
  • Legends and Folk Myths: In Daoism, Xi Wangmu, the Queen Mother of the West, is believed to guard the peach trees of immortality in the Tian Shan

Timeline

  • Pliocene: The landforms and ecosystems of the site have been preserved since the Pliocene epoch (Brief Description)

Trivia

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