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Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in China. It comprises an area covering eight geographical clusters of procted areas within the Three Parallel Rivers National Park. The said rivers are the Yangtze, Mekong and Salween, which run parallel from north to south, through an area of steep gorges which are as much as 3,000 meters deep in places, and surrounded by mountain peaks attaining heights of 6,000 meters.

The inscription of the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas was carried out during the 27th session of the World Heritage Committee meeting in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, on 30 June until 5 July, 2003.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 27 53 42 E 98 24 23 in Lijiang Prefecture, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture, in Yunnan Province
Inscription Year: 2003
Type of Site: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, VIII, IX, X

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Local Tours of China

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