Mount Danxia

Danxia Range

View of some rocky outcrops of the range
Highest point
Coordinates 25°1′55″N 113°44′46″E / 25.03194°N 113.74611°E / 25.03194; 113.74611Coordinates: 25°1′55″N 113°44′46″E / 25.03194°N 113.74611°E / 25.03194; 113.74611
Danxia Range

Location in China

Location Hunan, China
Parent range Yuecheng Ridge, Nan Mountains
Official name China Danxia
Type Natural
Criteria vii, viii
Designated 2010 (34th session)
Reference no. 1335
State Party China
Region Asia-Pacific

Mount Danxia (Chinese: 丹霞山; pinyin: Dānxiá Shān) is a noted scenic mountainous area near Shaoguan city in the northern part of Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

It is described on the local signage as a "world famous UNESCO geopark of China".


The Danxia area is formed from a reddish sandstone which has been eroded over time into a series of outcrops surrounded by spectacular cliffs and many unusual rock formations known as Danxia landform. There are a number of temples located on the mountains and many scenic walks can be undertaken. There is also a river winding through the mountains on which boat trips can be taken.

Rock formations

Among other attractions that make the Danxia range interesting, the area has the following characteristic stone formations:

World Heritage Site

In the 2010 UNESCO list of world heritage sites, Mount Danxia was recorded as a natural World Heritage Site as part of China's Danxia landform.[3]


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