Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Huainan Mount Bagongshan National Geopark, Anhui

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1097

This geopark is located in Huainan City, Anhui Province, and is characterised by a section of Lower Cambrian strata that was formed in the area approximately 540 to 511 million years ago, in which fossils have been found. It became a national geopark in 2002. The geopark is mainly a hilly area with mountains stretching from north to south. The Huai River flows around the mountains in the northwestern part of the geopark, which forms a unique landscape where the mountains and water are closely correlated to each other. Due to the unique geographical and geological conditions, karst landforms and unique peaks and rocks are spreading throughout the region. The lower, middle, and upper Cambrian strata are rich in fossils, forming good outcrops and are not altered or deteriorated.

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