Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Jinjiang Shenhuwan National Geopark, Fujian

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1224

This park became a national geopark in 2004. It is located on the southern coast of Jinjiang City, Fujian Province, and is separated from Kinmen Island by 6 nautical miles. There are 44 major geosites in the geopark, including five fossil sites, 29 geomorphological sites and 10 typical geological profile sites, within an area of 20 km2. It is divided into three scenic districts: Shenhu Bay, Longhu, and Waitou. The area is characterised by the symbiosis between ancient submarine forests that are between 7,000 and 8,000 years old with well-preserved remains of ancient oyster reefs that are between 15,000 and 25,000 years old. The park preserves various types of coastal landforms, such as sandy shores, red clay shores and bedrock coasts.

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