Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Shangnan Jinsixia National Geopark, Shaanxi

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2199

Shangnan Jinsixia National Geopark is located in the Qinling Mountains in Shangnan County, Shaanxi Province. It covers an area of 28 km2. It became a national geopark in 2009. Its main geological attractions include tectonic karst gorges and multi-level waterfall landscapes. The geological features of the Qinling orogenic belt are completely preserved in the geopark. Geological features such as a limestone ravine-narrow gorge-canyon landform system, a 13 storey waterfall and a cliff-like waterfall have been completely preserved.

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