Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Leye-Mount Fengshan Global Geopark, China

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1389

This geopark is located in Baise, Guangxi, and covers an area of 930 km2. It was given the global geopark status in 2010. It is divided into the Leye Park and Fengshan Park Districts. The main geological sites in the Leye Park are tiankengs (sinkholes), caves, gorges, underground rivers and arches. There are 26 tiankengs, include two very large tiankengs with capacities of more than 5,000 m3, and more than 200 smaller depressions in Luomei Cave with a maximum diameter of 9.2 m. The natural arch is 280 m long and 145 m high. Fengshan Park has the world’s largest cave tunnels, cave halls, underground rivers, skylights and important secondary cave deposits.

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