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 Museum Project Gets Accelerated
Pubdate:7/15/2019 MondayCategory:Geopark News

Tu Gaosheng, a member of the standing committee of Qianshan Municipal Committee of Communist Party of China (CPC) and deputy director of Tianzhushan National Geopark Administrative Committee, inspected the construction progress of Tianzhushan Museum Project on 12th July. He gave some instructions on the construction, operation and management of Tianzhushan Museum and Smart Tianzhushan Information Center.

In order to protect geoheritage, promote geoscience education, improve public’s scientific knowledge, and prepare for the revalidation from UNESCO evaluators, the CPC Qianshan Municipal Committee, the Qianshan Municipal People’s Government and Tianzhushan National Geopark Administrative Committee have launched the construction of Tianzhushan Museum Project, utilizing the biodiversity protection funding and fossil sites protection funding from Germany and other fundings. The museum is located in the 7K entrance service area of Tianzhushan, covering an area of about 5,000m2 with an construction area of about 3,000m2. The Earth's Secret Hall, Life Evolution Hall and Folk Culture Hall have been completed, which showcase the value of the Geopark and the history of regional geological and geomorphic evolution, revealing the connection between regional geology, biology and cultural diversity. The museum is expected to be put into trial operation at the end of July.

Tu Gaosheng also requested that the construction company should speed up the construction of exhibits, power supply, water supply and parking lots, to ensure that the museum begins trial operation as scheduled; relevant departments of the Tianzhushan National Geopark administrative committee should make exerted effort to improve the construction of the exhibition, and carry out training for the staff on relevant professional knowledge and their ability to organize educational excursion. The big data of local tourism, weather and lightening warning should be collected and transferred to Smart Tianzhushan Information Center to facilitate the construction of smart tourism.

Tu Gaosheng also put forward requirements for the security, cleaning, and regular management of the museum.

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