A Letter to Student
06/12/2019

A Letter to Students

Dear friends:

Welcome to Tianzhushan World Geopark. You must have heard of the park. This is a special letter which will surprise you on opening it. When you finish reading, I’m sure you’ll see there’s so much more to Tianzhushan than you realised. The Tianzhushan World Geopark is located at a latitude of 30 °North where many mysterious geological events have occurred. Here, you can enjoy magnificent granite landforms,  of which the caves shaped by rocks breaking down and piling up are the most famous. Exploring them, you can picture the scene of the raging magma intruding the earth’s crust along the cracks 100 million years ago. Also , you can imagine the process of the underground granite rising to the earth’s surface. And you can appreciate nature’s magnificent artwork

There is also the famous Dabieshan ultra-high pressure metamorphic belt. The rocks were buried hundreds of kilometers underground and they recorded the mystery of the earth’s evolution over hundreds of millions of years, which you can now discover.

Tianzhushan is also known as “ A treasure trove of Paleovertebrate fossils” and “ one of the birthplaces of Asian mammals”. A number of vertebrate, reptile and mammal fossils have been found here. Do you know who the ancestors of mice and rabbits are? You can find the answer here.

Tianzhushan is not only rich in magnificent natural landscapes but also in history and culture.

It is the birthplace of Huangmei Opera, The Tale of Seven Fairies, and Beijing Opera. It is where the longest narrative poem Peacocks Flying Southeast and the story of the Qiao Sisters took place. Literati such as Li Bai, Bai Juyi, Su Shi, Wang Anshi, and Huang Tingjian lingered in the beauty of Tianzhushan, and they left over 400 stone inscriptions here, renowned across the province. 

Notable figures such the master of Beijing Opera, Cheng Changgeng, the novelist Zhang Henshui, the queen of acrobatics, Xia Juhua, and Huangmei Opera’s contemporary artist, Han Zaifen all come from here.   

In addition, Doumu pottery can take you back 6000 years. You can appreciate the complexity and rigour of the crafting process and also make some pottery yourself to experience it first hand. Art imitates life and here it even supplants it

I bet you can’t wait to travel around Tianzhushan after finishing this letter. We have also prepared a surprise for you here!

                                             

         10 June 2019

Attachment: Special Summer Offer for Students

Colleagues:

In order to promote tourism development in Tianzhushan, a Tianzhushan Summer Event will be carried out according the 2019 Summer Promotion Plan.

From 10 June to 31 August, students (postgraduate students included) will get free basic entrance. People under 18 can enjoy free basic entrance upon showing their family book. Students over the age of 18 can enjoy free basic entrance upon presentation of a student card.

             Anhui Tianzhushan Tourism Development Ltd.

5 June 2019

The Second "Youth Academic Forum on Structural Geology and Geodynamics" Field Geology Research Group Walk Into Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark
Pubdate:4/7/2019 SundayCategory:Geopark News

From March 29 to April 3, the 2nd youth academic forum on structural geology and geodynamics was successfully held in Nanjing University. The forum was divided into two parts: reports and geological field survey. Through lectures before the meeting, conference reports, special reports, presentation boards of academic research, lectures from famous academics, discussion of hot topics, etc. 

The activities involved in-depth discussion and research on the latest achievements in the field of structural geology and earth dynamics, with 14 themes: tectonic deformation and rheology, subduction and collision orogenic process and geological records, regional tectonics and magmatism and mineralization, among others. The geological field  investigation was divided into two research groups: one group researching the Dabieshan UHP metamorphic belt and the other researching Shexian Neoproterozoic ophiolite melange belt.

On April 1-2, led by Professor Wang Qin of Nanjing University, Professor Zhao Xixi of Tongji University, researcher Zhuang Shuanhong of Institute of Mechanics of Geological Academy of Sciences, more than 40 experts and scholars went into Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark to conduct field investigation on Dabieshan UHP metamorphic belt in classic areas, such as Bixiling, Xindian, Laolongzui and Hanchangchong. Professor Wang Qin made a humorous and professional introduction to the basic geological situation, research history, research achievements, research hotspots and scientific problems to be solved. The experts and scholars at the meeting also had a heated discussion on the geological conditions and the origin of rocks on the ground, and expressed that they would conduct in-depth study on the samples taken.

This forum was designed to gather the top scientists in the field of structural geology and geodynamics and the vast majority of young scholars, to display cutting-edge scientific research, engage in academic communication, broaden scientific thought on tectonics and geodynamics, promote the development of the discipline of tectonics and geodynamics, speed up innovation and breakthroughs on the method of structural geology theory, highlight the latest research progress and achievements of young scholars in our country, to promote their further growth. The field investigation in the park further stimulated the enthusiasm of experts and scholars for the study of the Dabieshan UHP metamorphic deformation belt, and greatly improved the visibility of Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark.

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