Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Dehua Mount Shiniushan National Geopark, Fujian

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_486

Dehua Mount Shiniushan National Geopark is located in the Mount Daiyunshan area of central Fujian. It is along the upstream section of the Dazhangxi River in northern Quanzhou. It became a national geopark in 2005. The highest peak has an elevation of 1,781 m. The mountain is named Shiniu, which means stone ox in English, because a rock on top of the peak resembles the shape of an ox. The geopark contains volcanic landforms. It contains a sound ecological environment with forests, bamboo, wetlands, cliffs, rocks resembling animals and plants, waterfalls and streams.

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