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China's national parks: Natural, scenic and wild [Copy link] 中文

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8. Great Wall National Park


A view of the Great Wall at Badaling in Beijing, September 11, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Location: North China's Beijing

Total area: 60 square kilometers

This is the smallest national park and the only historic relic kind of the 10 pilot parks.

The national park combines parts of the World Geopark at Yanqing district, the Badaling and Ming Dynasty Tombs scenic area, the Badaling forest park and the Badaling Great Wall world cultural heritage.VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV


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9. Pudacuo National Park


A view of the Pudacuo National Park in Diqing Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Yunnan province, May 20, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Location: Southwest China's Yunnan province

Total area: 1,313 square kilometers

Pudacuo, or Potatso, National Park is located in the province's Shangri-La county. The region of this park contains more than 20 percent of China's plant species, about one-third of its mammal and bird species and almost 100 endangered species, though it comprises only 0.7 percent of the country's land area.

It is notably home to vulnerable Black-necked cranes, many rare and beautiful orchids, and Himalayan Yew, a coniferous tree whose extracts are a source of the anticancer drug, paclitaxel.


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10. Mount Qilian National Park


A view of the Qilian Mountains in Zhangye, Gansu province, May 19, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

Location: Northwest China's Gansu and Qinghai provinces

Total area: 50,000 square kilometers

The altitude of Qilian Mountains ranges from 4,000 to 6,000 meters. Mountain snow forms a long and wide glacier landscape. The four seasons at the mountains are never very clear. In July and August, the mountains are still covered with snow.

The area is prominent habitats of snow leopards, white-lipped deer and other endangered wild animals and plants. It's also an important passage for some wild migratory animals.


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Post time 2017-9-29 09:37:13 |Display all floors
Nanshan Park, Qianshangyuan Park, several parks I had never heard of before. Thank you, Senorita, for apprising me. I appreciate this information.

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Post time 2017-9-29 12:46:02 |Display all floors
good,thanks for sharing

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Post time 2017-9-29 21:57:23 |Display all floors
They all look interesting in different ways.

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