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

Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark Co-holds A Series of Science Popularization Activities on World Earth Day with the Geomuseum  of Anhui Province
Pubdate:4/23/2019 TuesdayCategory:Geopark News

April 22, 2019 is the 50th World Earth Day with the theme of "Cherish the Beautiful Earth, Protect the Natural Resources". In order to further guide the public in establishing the concept of "green water and mountains are treasures" and the concept of "harmonious coexistence between man and nature", Tianzhushan Geopark in combination with the geomuseum of Anhui province held a series of science popularization activities.

On April 21, a science popularization caravan of the geomuseum of Anhui province drove into the tourist center square, set up exhibition boards on climate change and distributed popular science brochures, to show the impact of climate change on the human living environment to a vast number of visitors. At the same time, they advocated for people to change their lifestyle, reduce the burden on the earth and to cherish its resources. The scene of the activity attracted many visitors, and most of them said that such a science education exhibition was very meaningful, not only to learn about popular science, but more importantly to realize that it's every citizen's obligation and responsibility to protect the environment.

On April 22, a science education activity was held in Tianzhushan community primary school in colorful forms, including a science education lecture, exhibition of fossil specimens and rocks and micro-video playing. This interesting lecture helped students understand the electronic map drawing process, fossil specimens showed the earth's magic evolution, and the micro video let students acquire knowledge in a fun way, achieving a real edutainment. The atmosphere of the activity was warm, and students actively asked questions and interacted with the staff frequently. More than 400 teachers and students participated in this activity, during which Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark and the geomuseum of Anhui province donated popular science books and study supplies to the community primary school.

On April 27, Tianzhushan Geopark will cooperate with the Third Middle School of Qianshan City to hold a one-day science popularization tour, organize students to get close to nature, learn about the unique geoheritage of Tianzhushan geopark and enhance awareness of cherishing and protecting the earth.

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