South China Karst

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South China Karst
UNESCO World Heritage site
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Location China
Criteria Natural: (vii), (viii)
Reference 1248bis
Inscription 2007 (31st Session)
Extensions 2014
Coordinates 24°55′24″N 110°21′16″E / 24.92333°N 110.35444°E / 24.92333; 110.35444Coordinates: 24°55′24″N 110°21′16″E / 24.92333°N 110.35444°E / 24.92333; 110.35444
South China Karst is located in China
South China Karst
Location of South China Karst in China

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 Chongqing, Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan. It is noted for its karst features and landscapes as well as rich biodiversity. The site comprises seven clusters Phase I: Libo Karst, Shilin Karst, and Wulong Karst inscribed in 2007, and Phase II: Guilin Karst, Shibing Karst, Jinfoshan Karst, and Huanjiang Karst inscribed in 2014.[2] 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 (天生三桥)

Wulong County

1248-007 Wulong Karst – Furong Cave (芙蓉洞)

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.
  2. ^ "South China Karst". UNESCO.

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