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Location in Yunnan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,021 km2 (780 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (CST)|
Yuanmou County (simplified Chinese: 元谋县; traditional Chinese: 元謀縣; pinyin: Yuánmóu Xiàn) is under the administration of the Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, in the north of Yunnan province, China, bordering Sichuan province to the north.
The famous Yuanmou Man was found in Yuanmou County in 1965.
Besides the big discovery of Yuanmou Man, Yuanmou County is also famous for its Tulin, which literally means earth forest.It is a natural landscape composed of earth columns or pillars forming like immense forest. The unique landscape was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion is earth.There are three scenic areas, which are Wumao Earth Forest, Langbapu Earth Forest and Banguo Earth Forest. Wumao and Langbapu have been developed as scenic areas. Yuanmou Earth Forest has been more and more popular these years.
- "Yuanmou Earth Forest" ChinaTour.net Accessed 2014-4-16
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