China Danxia is the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China. They are characterized by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. 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.
The six inscribed danxia landform areas are:
1-Mount Langshan and Mount Wanfoshan (Hunan Province)
2-Mount Danxia (Guangdong Province)
3-Taining and Guanzhishan (Fujian Province)
4-Mount Longhu and Guifeng (Jiangxi Province)
5-Fangyan, Mount Jianglang (Zhejiang Province)
6-Mount Chishui (Guizhou Province)
The total core area of 6 regions above is 73945 ha, and the total buffer area is 65446 ha.
Postcard 1 : Zhangye Danxia Landform (Danxia Geopark)
The Zhangye Danxia Landform is concentrated predominantly in Linze and Sunan counties in Gansu Province. It is both the largest and the most typical of China’s arid area Danxia landform.
Danxia landforms in Kangle Township, Sunan Uygur Autonomous County, are the best evolved examples in China of window lattice and palace forms.
Sender: Linuswu, Sent on: 29 Jan, 2014, Received on: 24 Feb, 2014, Travel time: 26 days