A Letter to Student

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


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 Holds Science Popularization Activities in Community School
Pubdate:5/10/2019 FridayCategory:Geopark News

Recently, Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark united with the Third Middle School of Qianshan City to carry out a one-day science education tour activity. The activities mainly included visiting the geopark, giving lectures on popular science and distributing brochures, so that students could have a better understanding of their hometown and UNESCO Global Geoparks, cultivating their enthusiasm for learning geosciences, and building up their awareness of the importance of cherishing nature and protecting the earth.

Under the guidance of Mr. Wu Weiping, a geopark management expert, Geopark consultant and Professor from Geological Survey of Anhui Province, the students successively visited Valley Stream Cultural Park, Laolongzui scientific investigation site and Xudawu fossil site. The stone-carved inscriptions of different ages in Valley Stream Cultural Park enabled students to understand the humanistic history of their hometown, the typical folds in Laolongzui scientific investigation site enabled students to understand the mystery of the earth's evolution, and the paleontological fossils in Xudawu fossil site helped students understand the development of the process of life on earth. During the visit, the students were full of interest and passion, frequently interacting with experts.

At the end of the visit, Professor Wu Weiping also gave students a science education class, explained the reasons and characteristics of the "three rocks" of Tianzhushan, and the application cases of basic stone mines in life, through interesting experiments. They also told students how to identify common minerals outside the field. In class, the students listened and watched carefully, and occasionally interacted with the expert to ask questions, and the atmosphere was very co-operative.

Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark has always attached great importance to science education work, strictly holding related activities  in strict accordance wih the concept and requirements of GGN, and throughly organizing visits to the geopark,for community residents and students, giving lectures and sending out promotion materials, Tianzhushan Geopark plays an important role in the scientific research, science education and involvement of community residents in the construction and management of the geopark.

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