South China Karst

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 World Heritage Site
Stone Forest (Shilin Karst in Yunnan)
LocationChina
CriteriaNatural: (vii), (viii)
Reference1248bis
Inscription2007 (31st Session)
Extensions2014
Coordinates24°55′24″N 110°21′16″E
Location of South China Karst in China

South China Karst - UNESCO inscription details

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

Shilin Yi Autonomous County

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

Shilin Yi Autonomous County

1248-003Libo Karst – Xiaoqijong (小七孔)

Libo County

1248-004Libo Karst – Dongduo (洞多)

Libo County

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

Wulong County

1248-006Wulong Karst – Three Natural Bridges (天生三桥)

Wulong County

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

Wulong County

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