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Philosopher Peak

Grotesquely-shapedgranite rock. Philosopher Peak is the core scenic spot of Tiantangzhai, therock mass of which is Early Cretaceous (124 Ma) porphyritic medium-grainedbiotite adamellite. During the process of magmatic intrusion and orogenicuplift, the overlying caprock undergoes weathering and denudation, and thegranite buried underground is thus exposed on the surface. The rock mass, underspheroidal weathering, rainwater scouring and gravitational collapse, forms agiant grotesquely-shaped rock at an altitude of 400m above sea level, whichgets its name for its distinctive silhouette of a philosopher in meditation.

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