Winter in Huangshan Mountains, China
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Care for a peak?. International Mountain Day
Peek at your calendars! December 11 is International Mountain Day, a special day designated by the United Nations General Assembly back in 2003. The theme for this year's commemoration is 'Restoring mountain ecosystems,' connecting with the UN's Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
In celebration of highlands, we're visiting the Huanghan Mountains—also called the Yellow Mountains—of China's Anhui province. In 1990, these peaks were granted the prestigious title of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising majestically to a height of 966 metres, the Huangshan Mountains are composed of granite that formed 140 million years ago during the late Jurassic period. Visitors come here to experience the breathtaking rock formations, pine trees, ethereal seas of clouds, hot springs and captivating winter landscapes. So, let's climb high, dream big and protect our mountains!