Nature presents its best artwork in Huanglong
By Zhanghao

Danxia, Yardang, and Karst landform are the three most common terrains in China. They are the result of different types of erosion, combined with geological structure and climate change, these landforms decorate the Earth with such a unique landscape that any other area pales in comparison. In this seven-part photo series, we will take a peek at places in China that well represent the characteristics of the mentioned landforms.  

Karst landform

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VGC Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VGC Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Huanglong karst landform in southwest China's Sichuan Province. /VCG Photo

Karst landform is characterized by caves, sinkholes or forests of tall toothy rocks left behind after water erosion. In China, Karst landform covers a large area in the south, including Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangxi, Sichuan, and Chongqing. One of the noted places is Huanglong area in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The most eye-catching spot is the area with yellow calcareous deposits that has turned to a collage of small shallow pools due to years of water erosion.

(Top image from VCG Photo.)