Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Palaeontological Tourism Landscape

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1823

These landscapes include palaeontological remains and relics with aesthetic and scientific value. Over the more than four billion years of Earth’s history, numerous fossils and palaeo-biological relics have become an important earth science tourism resource. These resources include the petrified wood forest and dinosaur footprints in Yanqing, Beijing, the dinosaur groups in Zigong, Sichuan Province, Zucheng in Shandong Province, and Erlian in Inner Mongolia, as well as the Yuanmou Man in Yunnan Province and the Peking Man and Miocene fossil groups in Linqu, Shangdong Province.

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