Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Wufeng Geopark, Hubei

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2799

This geopark is located in Wufeng Tujia Autonomous County in southwestern Hubei Province. The geopark has a total area of 500 km2, and the main geological features cover an area of 30 km2. It became a national geopark in 2011. The geopark features complete karst systems with well-developed carbonate rocks that cover more than 70% of the total area. Karst landforms of various shapes that formed through karst processes are located in every scenic area of the geopark. The karst features extend from the surface to underground and from low hills to high mountains. Such complete karst systems and beautiful karst landforms are rare.

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