Monday, 2 April 2018

South China Karst

This site is noted for its karst features, landscapes and rich biodiversity

Stone Forest
This postcard was sent by Wei Tianyi

The Stone Forest or Shilin is a notable set of limestone formations about 500 km2 located in Shilin Yi Autonomous CountyYunnan Province, People's Republic of China.
The tall rocks seem to arise from the ground in a manner somewhat reminiscent of stalagmites, or with many looking like petrified trees, thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. - in: wikipedia

Stone Forest in Lunan
This postcard was sent by Lidi

Lunan Stone Forest scenic area is located in Lunan County, which is about 100 kilometers to the east of Kunming (capital of Yunnan province). Grotesque rock formations have contributed to the spectacular stone forest and dreamlike caves found there. The wondrous landscape is also scattered with tranquil and limpid, high-altitude freshwater lakes and rushing cascades. Lunan Stone Forest has these and more to offer. The simplistic lifestyle of the Yi people adds even more charm to this beautiful region. - in:

Dragon Palace Cave
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In the western suburbs of Anshun in Guizhou Province, there exists a magnificent underground cave system with lakes, waterfalls and stalactites. Because the main cave looks like the crystal palace where the dragon king lives, it is known as Dragon Palace Cave.
Covering an area almost 60 square kilometers (about 23 square miles), the Dragon Palace Cave has four main areas, namely, the Rape Lake, the Whirlpool, the Leech Pass and the Dragon Palace itself. Among them, as the most famous and wonderful scenic spot, the Dragon Palace includes various Karst (Limestone) landscapes, solemn steep cliffs and jagged stone forest. - in:

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