Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2003
Size of heritage:
Consisting of eight geographical clusters of protected areas within the boundaries of the Three Parallel Rivers National Park, in the mountainous north-west of Yunnan Province, the 1.7 million hectare site features sections of the upper reaches of three of the great rivers of Asia: the Yangtze (Jinsha), Mekong and Salween run roughly parallel, north to south, through steep gorges which, in places, are 3,000 m deep and are bordered by glaciated peaks more than 6,000 m high. The site is an epicentre of Chinese biodiversity. It is also one of the richest temperate regions of the world in terms of biodiversity.
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Medium airport - 72 mi (116 km) Diqing Airport
Medium airport - 78 mi (126 km) Tezu Airport
Small airport - 139 mi (224 km) Lijiang Airport
Medium airport - 141 mi (227 km) Myitkyina Airport
Medium airport - 185 mi (299 km) Dali Airport
Medium airport - 195 mi (314 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.