Mount Fanjingshan, situated in the city of Tongren in China's southwestern province of Guizhou, was inscribed to the World Heritage List on Monday at the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain's capital Manama. It is the 13th site in China included on the World Natural Heritage List, making the total number of world heritage sites in China reach 53. Fanjingshan, the highest peak in the Wuling Mountain range at an altitude of 2,572 meters, stretches on an area of 402.75 square km with a buffer zone of 372.39 square km. The ecosystem of Fanjingshan has preserved large numbers of ancient relict plants, rare and endangered creatures, as well as unique species. It is home to 4,395 species of plants and 2,767 of animals.