Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Turpan Huoyanshan Geopark, Xinjiang

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2621

This geopark is located in Turpan City, Turpan area, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and it covers an area of 290 km2. A provincial geopark was set up in 2009, and it was upgraded to a national geopark in 2011. It is a comprehensive geopark with the clastic rocks of the Flaming Mountain as the main attractions. It is also characterised by geological, ecological and cultural landscapes. The integration of geology, fluvial landscapes, geological sections and waterscapes with the ancient civilisation of the western regions gives the geopark rich scientific value and aesthetic significance.

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