|UNESCO #640 - Wulingyuan Mountains - CHINA|
Friday, April 04, 2014
Wulingyuan - CHINA - UNESCO #640
I really love the photo on this postcard. I asked for it on a direct swap even having already a card from Wulingyuan (those awesome mountains that were for sure the inspiration for some Pandora landscape in the movie Avatar) because it was a summer photo and this winter view is simply amazing. Thank you so much Delia for the card and the beautiful stamps you used (one of this days I'll create a blog with the stamps from the cards I have... some are really awesome). This postcard took 20 days to arrive!
A spectacular area stretching over more than 26,000 ha in China's Hunan Province, the Wulingyuan site is dominated by more than 3,000 narrow sandstone pillars and peaks, many over 200 m high. Between the peaks lie ravines and gorges with streams, pools and waterfalls, some 40 caves, and two large natural bridges. In addition to the striking beauty of the landscape, the region is also noted for the fact that it is home to a number of endangered plant and animal species.