Sanqingshan UNESCO Global Geopark
Category:Sanqingshan UNESCO Global Geopark

Sanqingshan UNESCO Global Geopark, a natural geographic area in the southeast of China, is mainly composed of Mesozoic granite and Paleozoic stratum with rich geosites and unique geological landforms, and is located at the junction of the Yangtz Plate and Huaxia Ancient Plate, the southeast of the Eurasian Plate and the active area of the Pacific Plate.

The geopark is just like a great work of earth science, recording  1 billion year's of the history of the earth's evolution, and retaining valuable geosites for the study of many disciplines such as sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, petrology, geotectology, geodynamics and geomorphology; it preserves a valuable and rare biocenosis of 200-million-year evolution history as an original ecological biological park; it maintaint granite micro-topography phenomenon of all types, typical characteristics and centralized distribution. It is also a natural museum of granite geological geomorphology and a typical example of the world landscape of granite mountains and peaks due to the unique landscape forms and the outstanding natural beauty displayed by the magical integration of granite landform, ecology and atmosphere; it has rich cultural heritage in the 1000-year history and joint development between humanity and nature, especially  the ancient building sites, created according to the Chinese Taoist concept that humans are an integral part of nature, which is honored as an open-air museum of ancient Chinese Taoist buildings.

Sanqingshan is a precious natural heritage for humankind. Sanqingshan UNESCO Global Geopark is a typical example of 1000-year harmonious development between human beings and nature and also a large national geopark founded by the Chinese government to protect nature and the environment to advance culture and science.