Geosites grades

2018-05-09

The geosites of Jiuhuashan Geopark are classified into 3 sites of the world-level, 9 sites of the national-level, 9 sites of the provincial-level, and 10 sites of the local-level in accordance with their values in science, science popularization and aesthetics as well as natural and cultural systematicness and their relationship with geology.

Grades of geosites in Jiuhuashan Geopark

 

No.

Name and details of geological heritage

Location

Grade

1

Batholith profile of continental plate collision

Mainly including: Sima magmatic profile - Qingyang rock body profile; Sial magmatic profile - Jiuhuashan rock body profile; Late period dykes profile - Ke Village dykes profile; Diabase profile; Intrusive magma heritage and the heritage of intrusive age profile; Profile of magmatic crystallization differentiation - chemical composition profile; Granite miarolitic structure heritage; Magmatic inclusion geoheritage

Mainly exposed in 005 county highway from Majia Mountain to Yangchong reservoir

World

2

Large scale fault-block granite landform of Jiuhuashan

Jiuhuashan Fault and the geomorphic combination of “mountain-hill-basin” controlled by this fault. Jiuhuashan landscape is the main body, including Ke Village hills and Ke Village Basin.

Jiuhuashan, Ke Village

World

3

Peak clusters of Jiuhuashan

Jiuhuashan body, including the Lotus Peak, Dagu Peak, Shamao Peak, Duxiu Peak, Tianhua Peak, Bijia Peak, Huixian Peak, Candle Peak, Shiwang Peak in the direction from north to south, forming the geological foundation for the Buddhist holy land, Jiuhuashan.

Lotus - Tiantai - Huatai

World

4

Huatai grotesquely-shaped rocks

Including Stone Great Wall; Immortal Drying Boots Stone; Elephant Moving Out of Forest Stone; Horsehead Rock; Magic Sea Needle

Huatai

National

5

Tiantai grotesquely-shaped rocks

Roc Hearing Sutras Stone; The Goddess of Mercy Viewing the Land of Buddha; Buddha Viewing the Sea of Clouds; Golden Turtle Facing the North Star

Tiantai

National

6

Tiantai

Granite terrace and natural vegetation

Near Tiantai Temple

National

7

Huatai

Granite terrace, natural and cultural landscapes

Huatai plank trail

National

8

Baisui Palace platform

Granite terrace, ancient and rare trees and Buddhism cultural landscapes

Eastern of Jiuhua Street

National

9

Granite rock wall

Granite steep cliff formed by fault cutting and cliff inscriptions

Eastern of Minyuan

National

10

Diaoshi bridge stone waterfall

Granite stone waterfall and Buddhist architecture landscape

Diaoqiao Temple

National

11

Jiuhua Street cirque

Quaternary glacial heritage and Hui-style architectures, Buddhist cultural landscape

Jiuhua Street

National

12

Minyuan Valley

Fault valley landscape, vegetation, Buddhist culture

Near Minyuan Village

National

13

Hongshibi Waterfall

Jiuziyan

Provincial

14

Qibuquan Waterfall

Jiuziyan

Provincial

15

U-shaped valley

North of Ganlu Temple

Provincial

16

Glacial erratic boulder

Near Minyuan Village

Provincial

17

Moraine dam

Near Minyuan Village

Provincial

18

Ganlu Temple Valley

North of Ganlu Temple

Provincial

19

Jiuhua River

Near Ke Village

Provincial

20

Bitao Waterfall

Dagu Mountain

Provincial

21

Longchi Valley

East of Ganlu Temple

Provincial

22

Huangshixi Valley

Huangshixi Village

Local

23

Qingtong River

East of Jiuziyan

Local

24

Laba River

Nanyang Village

Local

25

Jiuzi Stream

Jiuziyan

Local

26

Huangshixi Stream

Huangshixi Village

Local

27

Baizhangyan Waterfall

Near Xin’an Temple

Local

28

Longchi Waterfall

Near Ganlu Temple

Local

29

Taibai Spring

Jiuhua Street

Local

30

Dizang Spring

Shengguang Mountain

Local

31

Furong Spring

East of Jiuhua Street

Local


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