Dictionary of Geotourism

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

Xingyi National Geopark, Guizhou

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2831

This geopark is located in Xingyi City, Guizhou, and became a national geopark in 2004. It features marine reptile fossils and karst landscapes. It is divided into the Dingxiao Keichousaurus Scenic Area, Wusha Keichousaurus Scenic Area, Malinghe Gorge Scenic Area, Wanfenglin Park, and Muddy Stone Forest Park. Keichousaurus fossils have been found in Dingxiao and Wusha. Malinghe Valley is a typical karst valley, and Wanfenglin is a conical peak and forest area. The Muddy Stone Forest is composed of Triassic limestone and is an example of the ‘Guizhou muddy stone forest landscape’.

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