Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Yigong National Geopark, Tibet

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2878

This geopark is located along the border between Bomi and Nyingchi Counties in the Tibet Autonomous Region. It features the Yigong giant landslide, modern glaciers and mountain gorges. It became a national geopark in 2002. The Yigong giant landslide moved up to 2,580 m, and the accumulation reaches 300 million m3. The slide is associated with clear slip marks, sandpits due to the rapid sliding, hillock groups, dammed lakes, breaches and other remnant landslide features. The collapse of the Yigong landslide was due to the uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau during the Cenozoic, the gorge landform, the climatic conditions and the regional geology.

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