Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Tengchong Volcano National Geopark, Yunnan

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2445

This geopark is located in Tengchong County and Lianghe County in southwestern Yunnan Province. It became a national geopark in 2002. It is characterised by volcanic relics and geothermal springs. The geopark contains 97 volcanoes and many types of volcanic cones. There are also lava platforms, ring craters, lava caves, lava flows and primary joint structures. The pyroclastic materials include volcanic bombs, breccia, volcanic ash, pumice and volcanic scoria. The 124 geothermal sites and hot springs are additional interesting attractions.

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