Saturday, September 13, 2008

Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geopark

Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geopark is located in the Mount Lushan region of Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China, and extends across a 500 km? area to the Lake Poyang basin.

It is a favoured domestic tourist destination. It features exceptional upthrows from the Quaternary age, amidst stunning landscapes: summits and peaks, valleys, gorges, gullies, rock formations, caves and waterfalls. The area also contains large numbers of and temples, as well as several landmarks of Confucianism.

In 1996, it became a World Heritage Site. In 2004, the Lushan Quaternary Glaciation National Geopark became a UNESCO Geopark, and is included in UNESCO's International Network of Geoparks .