Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Landscape Tourism Resources of Geological Structures

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1351

Geological structures are features left behind from crustal movements, such as faults, folds, joints, tectonic plates, suture zones, rift valleys, volcanic arcs, back-arc basins, platforms, grabens, horsts, blocks, tension faults, shear faults, compressional faults, latitudinal structures, longitudinal structures, Cathaysian and neo-Cathaysian structures, xi-type structures, epsilon structures, chess board structures and flower structures. All of these structures form important geological features in geoparks and have become attractive landscape tourism resources.

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