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Yunnan Protected Area is a unique territory in China
. It is situated in the southern part of the country, in the province of Yunnan. The whole region covers an area of 939 441 ha. It lies on the upper streams of three major Asian rivers: Yangtze, Mekong and Salween. Part of the protected area reaches into the Hengduan mountains. Yunnan Protected Area is important for its geological history and biodiversity. All three rivers flow parallelly, from north to south, through in some places up to 3000 m deep gorges and between icy mountains which are over 6 000 m high. The UNESCO World Heritage List listed Yunnan Protected Area in 2003.
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