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South China Karst
Site number:
1248
Type of site: Natural
Date of Inscription: 2007
Location: Asia, China, Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi provinces
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Description: Lying mainly in Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi provinces, the South China Karst region extends over a surface of half a million km², representing an example of the world’s most spectacular humid tropical to subtropical karst landscapes. Superlative natural phenomena, the stone forests of Shilin have a wider range of pinnacle shapes than other karst landscapes with a higher diversity of shapes and changing colours. The cone and tower karsts of Libo that form a distinctive and beautiful landscape are regarded as the world reference site for these types of karst. The site’s Wulong Karst was inscribed on behalf of its giant dolines (sinkholes), natural bridges and caves. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  The South China Karst, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, spread across China's southern provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan. The region of south China is particularly noted of its karst features and landscapes as well as rich biodiversity. The site comprises three clusters: Libo Karst, Shilin Karst and Wulong Karst. UNESCO describes the South China Karst as "unrivalled in terms of the diversity of its karst features and landscapes. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1248
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
 
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