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Top 10 Most Beautiful Mountains in China
Updated: 2009-11-17 17:00

There are many mountain ranges in China. Mountainous land and very rough terrains make up two-thirds of Chinese territory. From the Tibetan Plateau and other less-elevated highlands rise rugged east-west trending mountains. China's spectacular mountain landscapes attract the professional climber and wide-eyed adventurer alike. The following are the "Top Ten Most Beautiful Mountains in China" ranked by China National Geography Magazine.

Top 10 Most Beautiful Mountains in China

The criterion of China's Ten Most Beautiful Mountains are:

With unique well-worth appreciating value;

With the characteristics of that kind of geography shape and high scientific value;

Above 1000 meters in relative height, featured in the number and characteristics of vertical severity;

With high cultural values;

No excessive exploitation by humankind.

Location of China's Ten Most Beautiful Mountains

Namjagbarwa Peak (Tibet Autonomous Region): Paradise in the Clouds

Mountain Gongga or Minya Konka (Sichuan Province): Where the wind stops to rest

Qomolangma Peak (Tibet Autonomous Region): The soul's sentinel

Meili Snow Mountains (Yunnan Province): Guard of honor for the snow God

Huangshan Mountains (Anhui Province ): God’s miniature landscape

Three Sacred Mountains in Daocheng (Sichuan Province): Landmark of "Shangri-la"

Chogori Peak (Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region): Distant Mystic Land

Kangrinboqe Peak (Tibet Autonomous Region): Home of all the Gods

Mount Tai (Shandong Province): Totem of ancient China

Emei Mountain (Sichuan Province): The rise from a basin to the Heaven

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