LONGHUSHAN GEOPARK (China)
Located in China's Jiangxi Province, Longhushan Geopark, including the integrated Longhushan Xiangshan and Guifeng parks, holds geological, geomorphological, human and natural ecological landscapes.
Conservation, Education & Tourism
The Longhushan Geopark is an integrative system with multiple geoparks which contains abundant and unique geosciences tourism resources.
The major landform in the park is the Danxia landform and others but minor are volcanic landforms. The Danxia landform in the park is a type example of geomorphologic processes from Earth’s past evolution, mainly presented as isolated peaks, peak clusters and monadnocks. The geologic vestiges in the Geopark record abundant information about the Earth’s evolution since the Cretaceous (~145 millions years ago), revealing important geological events such as deposition of red beds followed by erosion and tectonic processes that created some of the most intricately sculpted rocks in the world. The Geopark is the hibernacula of Chinese mergansers that are an endangered species. The historical human relics including cliff tombs, where Taoism and Buddhism have blended with the outstanding natural beauty in a unique manner, gave rise to the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature. These natural phenomena of international significance and the splendid natural beauty demonstrate the need to protect these irreplaceable aesthetic and scientific values.
The establishment of the Longhushan Geopark and its museum enable visitors to see and learn about the unique geological scientific content, excellent ecological environment, rich cultural sites, and the importance of protecting this precious masterpiece of natural heritage.
The Global Geoparks Network is supported by UNESCO at the request of Member States