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Shanzidou 5'596 m
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The Shanzidou is situated about 35 kilometres in the north of Lijiang city in the Yunnan Province. It is the highest peak of the Yulong Xueshan, also known as Yulong Snow Mountains or Jade Dragon Snow Mountain massif. The massif consists of 13 peaks and extends 35 km from south to north and 12 km from west to east. The summit of the Sanzidou towers about 3'800 metres above the Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Great Bend area of the Yangtze River.

At the Shanzidou there is the second highest gondola lift in the world (opened 1999). Its summit station is at an altitude of 4'506 metres. The highest cable car in the world is the Teleférico de Mérida in Venezuela. Its summit station is on on the Pico Espejo at 4'765 metres. The system was closed in 2008, but a brand new system was re-opened in October 2016.

First ascent of Shanzidou: 8th June 1987, by Phil Peralta-Ramos and Eric Perlman (Americans).

 

mountainstamp.com China 2002 Shanzidou Mountain stamp

China 2002, "The Ancient City of Lijiang".
The illustration of the souvenirsheet is showing the Mt. Shanzidou. 

Titles of the three stamps:
A Clear Stream in the Ancient City
Sifang Street / Folk House of Naxi Nationality 

China Shanzidou Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stationery card issued 2007

China 2007, stationery card
Shanzidou, also known as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Hong Kong 2013
The old town of Lijiang. Shanzidou in the background.
The miniaturesheet was issued in the "World Heritage in China Series".  

 

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