Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Landscape Formed by Physical Geography

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1340

Physical geography is an integral factor that forms landscapes. It includes climate, hydrology, soils, flora and fauna. All of these elements are interdependent, related and systematically interact to form a natural physical geographical environment. The formation of a nature-based tourism resource is dependent on such integration. Huangshan is an example. Its four unique features, including unique pines, strange rocks, clouds, and hot springs, are dependent on the vertical joints in the granite, the warm and humid climate, the dense vegetation and the specific hydrological conditions of the area.

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