In July, 2016, Hubei Shennongjia was inscribed on the list of World Heritage.
Shennongjia Nature Reserve in the western part of Hubei Province lies between Daba and Wudang Mountains. Shennongjia Natural Reserve is a very famous place in China for at least two reasons. It's a treasure trove of wildlife renowned since Emperor Shennong, who visited the mountains searching for herbs and using a ladder to collect some of the most precious ones from the rocks. Shennong is best known as the writer of one of the first Materia Medica. Hence the name Shennongjia, meaning the "Ladder of Shennong".