Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Huangshan Global Geopark, China

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1104

Synonym: Huangshan National Geopark, Anhui

This geopark is located in Huangshan City, Anhui Province. It has an area of 160 km2. It was one of the first geoparks approved by the Global Geoparks Network in 2004. The geopark has nine scenic attractions, including hot springs, Yuping, Beihai, Yun Valley, Pine Valley, Diao Bridge, Yang Lake, Floating Creek and Fugu. It is geologically characterised by a granite landscape and is enriched by outstanding geological relics and ecological objects of interest, such as Quaternary glacial relics, water landscapes and rare fauna and flora. Huangshan is well-known for its high peaks with distinctive shapes, with 72 peaks with heights over 1,000 m and three major peaks. Lotus Peak (1,864 m above sea level) is the highest peak in Huangshan Geopark and the highest peak in East China. Guangming Ding, the second highest peak in Huangshan, has an elevation of 1,840 m, and the third highest is Tiandu Peak, which is 1,810 m above sea level. Numerous U- and...

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