Located in Guizi Mountain in Nanjing City, east China's Jiangsu Province, is a special stone pillar forest.
It is estimated that there are 50,000 stone pillars in the "forest".
The densely- and orderly-clustered pillars have a diameter of about 50 centimeters, with a hexagon- or pentagon-shaped cross section.
The stone pillar forest in Nanjing, China. /VCG Photo
Well-arranged by nature. /VCG Photo
A grand view. /VCG Photo
Part of the stone pillar forest. /VCG Photo
Covered by trees. /VCG Photo
First found in the 1980s, the landform was formed about 10 million years ago when the basalt magma cooled down after the volcano eruption.
(Cover photo via VCG.)
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