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China Danxia was added to the World Heritage List

Published on August 02, 2010 by Lori

UNESCO declared to add "China Danxia" to the World Heritage List on August 1st at the 34th session of the World Heritage Committee in Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

"China Danxia" is the general name of a Serial Nomination for World Heritage, consisting of six geologically and geographically related Danxia landform areas, namely, Chishui in Guizhou, Taining in Fujian, Langshan in Hunan, Danxiashan in Guangdong, Longhushan and Guifeng in Jiangxi and Langshan in Zhejiang.

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