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Tianzhushan Global Geopark

Tianzhu Mountain, also called Mountain Wan, acquired itsname for its main peak’s resemblance to a towering pillar. Revered as the“Nanyue Moutain” in ancient time, it is situated in Anqing City in thesouthwestern part of Anhui Province, China, connecting with Dabieshan in thenorthwest and bordering on the Yangtze River in the southeast.



Tianzhushan is located at the junction of the easternDabieshan Orogenic Belt and Tan-Lu Fault Zone between the North China Plate andthe Yangtze River Plate. With its largest scale, deepest denudation, bestexposure and most abundant UHP minerals and rock association in the world, itis considered as the representative area of Dabieshan UHPM Belt and also one ofthe best places for the studies of continental dynamics. The granite landformsin the north of geopark, featured by the dilapidation landform is somagnificent and marvelous that it wins the praise of “the most beautiful granite landform in Tan-Lu fault zone”. Qianshan Basin, locating in the southof the geopark, is recognized as “one of the places of origin of Asian mammals”and a “treasury of paleontological vertebrate fossils” for its abundantPaleocene mammal fossils.        



Tianzhushan belongs to subtropical monsoon climate zone.There are 1650 kinds of wild plants and more than 300 kinds of wild animals.With its sound ecological environment, it has won the reputation of “greenmuseum” and "natural oxygen bar".



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