Tianshan Mountain Nominated for UNESCO Heritage List

Recent years, local government of Xinjiang trying their best to boost the local tourism of Xinjiang. Xinjiang offers adventure, cultural and trekking tours to both domestic and foreign tourist. Some of the examples of efforts by local government is direct flight link between major mainland Chinese cities to various cities of Xinjiang which traditionally have flight to Urumqi. But Now there are direct flight links between main cities of mainland China to main tourist cities of Xinjiang. Opening the ice-skiing tourism in Urumqi and Altay regions.  Improving road  conditions and many more. Most recent one is nominating of Tianshan Mountain Range to UNESCO heritage list. Hope this will bring some economic benefit to local residents and to those who are involved in tourism.

There are three famous mountains in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. They are, Kunlun Mountain, Tianshan Mountain and Altay Mountain.  Among which, Tianshan Mountain (Heavenly Mountain in English) divides Xinjiang into Southern and Northern Xinjiang. The whole length of the mountain is 2,500 km, and borders with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. The length of the Mountain in Xinjiang is 1,700 km or 2/3 of entire range. The average width of the mountain is 100 km to 400 km with average elevation of 4,000 meters above the sea level.

According to recent information revealed by Tianchi Administration Committee of Xinjiang to Xinhua News Agency. Local government recently submitted application to include Tianshan Mountains to U.N.’s World Heritage list due to its spectacular glaciers and diverse wildlife. The mountain is home to 15,953 glaciers, and 66% of 2500 endangered snow leopards.  You can get complete information regarding to the minerals and wild life in Tianshan mountain from the UNESCO site. You can access to the article from this link. http://whc.unesco.org/en/tentativelists/5534/

(Source is Xinhua)

Tianshan Mountain Nominated for UNESCO Heritage List

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