Natural Heritage Museum-Chishui Danxia

Natural Heritage Museum

Chishui Danxia

by Live in Guizhou

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Covering a total area of 36.3 square kilometers, the Chishui Danxia Scenic Area is composed of the three scenic spots of the Great Waterfall of Chishui, the Buddha Light Rock, and the Swallow Rock.

Featuring spectacular waterfalls, magnificent Danxia landforms, vast bamboo forests, and lush spinulose tree ferns, the area also integrates mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers, and rare animals and plant species. As a key national scenic area, a national geological park, a national forest park, and a national nature reserve, the Chishui Danxia Scenic Area is the core scenic area of the Chishui Danxia Landform, a World Natural Heritage.

The Chishui Danxia Landform represents the most typical and beautiful, and the best Danxia landform landscape in the world with its diverse ecological environments. Home to 2,359 species of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered ones hidden in primeval forests, bamboo forests, and spinulose tree ferns, it resembles a rare ruby wrapped in green velvet.

The core area of the Chishui Danxia Landform covers 273.64 sq km, making it the largest of the six renowned Danxia landforms in China. In 2010, together with the Danxia landforms in five other tourist attractions, namely Danxia Mountain in Guangdong, the Taining Scenic Area in Fujian, Longhu Mountain in Jiangxi, Jianglang Mountain in Zhejiang, and Langshan Mountain in Hunan, it was inscribed on the World Natural Heritage List as China Danxia.