Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Fangshan Global Geopark, China

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_684

This geopark is located approximately 50 km southwest of Beijing. It covers the Fangshan District of Beijing City, Yishui County, and Baoding City, Weiyuan County in Hebei Province, and it has a total area of 953 km2. It became a global geopark in 2006. The geopark has eight scenic districts, namely, the Zhoukoudian Peking Man Site Kepu District, Shihuadong Cave Group tourist area, Shidu Karst Canyon comprehensive tourist area, Upper Mountain-Yunju Temple religious cultural tourist area, Sanlian Mountain tourist experience area, Baihua Mountain-White Grass eco-tourism area, Yishui County Yesanpo comprehensive tourist area, and Baishishan Jumayuan Fengcong waterfall tourist area. The geopark has five major characteristics: (1) the Zhoukoudian Beijing site is an important location for studying the evolution of human development; (2) the features that formed by intracontinental orogens demonstrate the intense tectono-magmatic activity during the Mesozoic Era; (3) the surface and...

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