South China Karst

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
South China Karst (Phase II)
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Shilin Karst Yunnan
Type Natural
Criteria vii, viii
Reference 1248
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 2007 (31st Session)
Extensions 2014

The South China Karst (simplified Chinese: 中国南方喀斯特; traditional Chinese: 中國南方喀斯特; pinyin: Zhōngguó Nánfāng Kāsītè), a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2007,[1] spans the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan. It is noted for 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."[1]

South China Karst - UNESCO inscription details[edit]

UNESCO
Inscription No
Name
1248-001 Shilin Karst - Naigu Stone Forest (乃古石林)

Shilin Yi Autonomous County

1248-002 Shilin Karst – Suogeyi Village (所各邑村)

Shilin Yi Autonomous County

1248-003 Libo Karst – Xiaoqijong (小七孔)

Libo County

1248-004 Libo Karst – Dongduo (洞多)

Libo County

1248-005 Wulong Karst – Qingkou Giant Doline (Tiankeng) (箐口天坑)

Wulong County

1248-006 Wulong Karst – Three Natural Bridges

Wulong County

1248-007 Wulong Karst – Furong Cave

Wulong County

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Twenty-two new sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, and one deleted during Committee meeting in Christchurch". UNESCO World Heritage Convention. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 

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