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Danxiashan Geopark, which covers 290km2, is located in Guangdong Province, P. R. China. The world-wide landforms formed by red terrestrial sandstone and conglomerate and characterized by red rock walls and cliffs are all known as Danxia landform, and Danxia Mountain is the very location where this special landform was named.
Danxia Mountain is situated in an intermountain basin in the south of the Nanling mountain range. The whole mountain has red-bed peak forest type of structure with 380 (big or small) rock peaks, rock forts, rock walls and rock stacks. Its main peak is 618m above the sea level, and most of the rests stand between 300-400m. They are different in height and shape, and show all-encapsulating scene of sublimity. Danxia Mountain is formed by red sandstone and conglomerate and characterized by red cock walls and cliffs. It is named for Danxia (means red rosy clouds) because it appears like multi-layer red rosy clouds. Danxia Mountain is also called China’s "Red Stone Park", and has been the first peculiar mountain in Nanling mountain range since ancient times. The pieces of rock on Danxia Mountain look like man, animal or bird, etc., which seem to be some masterpieces created by sculptors, but none of them is not arrived from the uncanny workmanship of the nature.
The materials that form Danxia landform were basically formed in 70-90Ma Cretaceous red fluviolacustrine sandstone and conglomerate. Before about ...