Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Lijiang Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain and Glacier National Geopark, Yunnan

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1397

This geopark is located in Lijiang, Yunan, and it covers an area of 340 km2. It became a national geopark in August 2009. It is representative of modern and ancient glacial landforms, with intact remnants of modern glaciers and traces of multiple glacial movements. It also contains landforms of fluvial erosion and deposition, which are mainly distributed along the Jinsha River and at Daju Dam. It is a typical alpine vertical zone segmented by snow, forest and cloud lines.

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