[photopress:Huangshan_mountain.jpg,full,alignright]One of the peaks on popular tourist attraction Huangshan mountain has been closed for three years to allow vegetation to recover from the hordes of tourists who visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The barring of visitors to Danxia Feng, or ‘Purple Cloud Peak,’ is part of a revolving series of closures of sites on the mountain, located in Anhui province, about 745 miles south of the Chinese capital, Beijing.
Another of the mountain’s scenic spots, Shixin Peak, reopened to tourists on July 1 after authorities restored trees and shrubs.
The official China Daily newspaper called the closure the ‘latest move to protect one of China’s World Heritage Sites.’
The area boasts 72 named peaks within a 59-square-mile area, with the three highest rising above 5,905 feet.
China has among UNESCO’s largest number of listed sites.
Source: USA Today