Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
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Sinan Wujiang Karst National Geopark, Guizhou

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2261

This geopark is located in Sinan County, Guizhou Province, and covers an area of 97 km2. It became a national geopark in 2009. It is characterised by karst landscapes that formed in Ordovician and Permian limestones. The well-developed karst landscapes on the surface and below ground created a complete karst system. There are gorges and fluvial landforms. Collapses, landslides, soil creep and soil flow occur in the geopark. Numerous Permian palaeontological fossils can be found in Centougai in Qinggangpo Town, and the main fossils are armenoceras and ammonitida.

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