Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Ningde Global Geopark, China

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1749

This geopark is located in Ningde City, Fujian Province, and covers an area of 2,660 km2. It became a global geopark in 2010. The geopark has three major scenic districts: Baishuiyang, Baiyunshan and Taimushan. It is located in the southeastern part of the Eurasian continental plate, and it is an active belt along the continental margin of the Pacific Ocean and an important component of the volcanic belt in the Pacific. In contains granite, volcanic, riverbed erosion, and coastal erosion landforms. The Taijishan Jingdong Granite Peak Cluster – Stone Egg Landform is the most well-developed granite peak cluster-stone egg landform on the southeastern coast of China, and the Baishui Ocean flatbed bedrock, river erosion micro-geomorphic landscape, and canyon stream landscape are rare shallow water sites. The park covers an area of 80,000 km2. Baiyunshan is dominated by a pothole landscape that formed by the erosion of the Guxi and Longting Rivers. Ningde City is a well-known ethnic...

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