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Danxia Landform named World Heritage

08-03-2010 09:05 BJT

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The World Heritage Committee decided on Sunday to include China Danxia Landform in the World Heritage List at its 34th meeting, which is being held in Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

The Danxia Landform of China is the general name of a Serial Nomination for World Natural Heritage. This nomination consists of six geologically and geographically related Danxia Landform areas that collectively feature the outstanding universal values of Danxia geomorphology in south-east China.

The six Danxia landform areas are: Mountain Langshan and Mountain Wanfoshan in Hunan Province, Mountain Danxiashan in Guangdong, Taining and Guanzhoushan in Fujian, Mountain Longhushan and Guifeng in Jiangxi, Mountain Chishui in Guizhou, Fangyan and Mountain Jianglangshan in Zhejiang.

The Danxia Landform of China is the general name of a Serial Nomination for World Natural Heritage. 
The Danxia Landform of China is the general name of a Serial Nomination for World
Natural Heritage. 

Danxia landform, a unique type of petrographic geomorphology, could be defined as "a landform that consists of red sedimentary layers exposed by steep cliffs."

The UNESCO's World Heritage Committee decided on Saturday to add the historic monuments of Dengfeng in central China's Henan province to the World Cultural Heritage List. The historic monuments of Dengfeng in "The Center of Heaven and Earth," which include the ancient architectural complex at Mount Songshan and the site of the Xia-dynasty capital, are situated in and around Mount Songshan in Henan.

So far China boasts forty world heritage sites, among which 28 are cultural, 8 are natural, and 4 are mixed.

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Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CCTV.com

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