Thursday, December 9, 2010

Dinxia Landforms, Beautiful Landscapes in China

China Danxia is a general name for several Danxia landscapes in southern China which were inscribed as a World Heritage Site. The inscribed areas have a total surface of 65446 ha, consisting in an unique type of petrographic geomorfology. A Danxia landform is formed from red colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age, characterized by a range of erosional landforms and spectacular red cliffs. Amazing sights that include dramatic natural pillars, ravines, vallleys, towers and waterfalls can be found here.

“These rugged landscapes have helped to conserve sub-tropical broad-leaved evergreen forests, and host many species of flora and fauna, about 400 of which are considered rare or threatened.” UNESCO

Danxia is a type of landform named after Mount Danxia, a famous scenic area near Shaoguan city in the northern part of Guangdong. Here are Buddhist temples located on the mountains and many scenic walks can be undertaken. There is also a river winding through the mountains on which boat trips can be taken to enjoy the scenery.

The six provinces with Danxia landforms are: Mount Langshan and Mount Wanfoshan (Hunan Province), Mount Danxia (Guangdong Province), Taining and Guanzhishan (Fujian Province), Mount Longhushan and Guifeng (Jiangxi Province), Fangyan, Mount Jianglangshan (Zhejiang Province), and Mount Chishui (Guizhou Province).

You can find more information about these spectacular landscapes

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