Guizhou has most World Heritage Sites in China
Updated 19:33, 17-Jan-2019
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Known for its beautiful natural environment, southwest China's Guizhou Province contains a total of four World Heritage Sites, including Libo Karst, Chishui Danxia, Shibing Karst and Fanjing Mountain. This is more than any other provinces in China.

Libo Karst in Guizhou's Libo County, Qiannan Bouyei, and Miao autonomous prefecture, is a perfect example of typical South China Karst, a type of land formation that extends through Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan.

Libo Karst contains the world's largest Karst old-growth forest which showcases the area's geomorphological evolution. The unique ecosystem and Karst landscapes of Libo made it Guizhou's first World Heritage Site in 2007.

Cliff of Danxia is located in Chishui Danxia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. /VCG Photo

Cliff of Danxia is located in Chishui Danxia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. /VCG Photo

The Chishui Danxia, a part of the China Danxia, is located in Chishui City. Danxia is a unique type of landscape scattered throughout China, and the Chishui Danxia was listed as a World Heritage Site together with five other Danxia landforms in south China in 2010.

Shibing Karst in Guizhou's Shibing County, Qiandongnan Miao, and Dong autonomous prefecture was selected as part of Phase II of the South China Karst World Heritage Site in 2014.

Represented by Yuntai Mountain, Shibing Karst covers an area of 282.95 square kilometers and is inhabited by 400 rare plant and animal species. According to UNESCO specialists, it is globally unique and incomparably beautiful.

The Libo Zhangjiang Scenic Spot is an example of Libo Karst landscape. /VCG Photo

The Libo Zhangjiang Scenic Spot is an example of Libo Karst landscape. /VCG Photo

Located in Tongren City, the Fanjing Mountain is a rare subtropical ecosystem and is teeming with wildlife. It became China's 53rd and Guizhou's fourth World Heritage Site in July 2018.

Guizhou is currently preparing to apply for World Heritage Site status for the Triassic period dinosaur ortyctocoenosis in Guanling Bouyei and Miao Autonomous County, Xingyi City and, Panzhou City.

An application to make the Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun City a World Cultural Landscape is also currently ongoing.

View of the Fanjing Mountain in southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

View of the Fanjing Mountain in southwest China's Guizhou Province. /VCG Photo

Source(s): China Daily