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Danxia landform recognized as world natural heritage

2010-08-02 03:13:43 GMT2010-08-02 11:13:43 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

File photo taken on July 27, 2007 shows the scenery of Danxia Landform in Chishui of Southwest China's Guizhou Province. [Photo/Xinhua]

File photo taken on June 26, 2010 shows the scenery of Danxia Landform in East China's Zhejiang's Jianglangshan Mountains.

File photo taken on August 2, 2007 shows the scenery of Danxia Landform in Mountain Longhushan of East China's Jiangxi Province. [Photo/Xinhua]

File photo taken on May 16, 2009 shows the scenery of Danxia Landform in Taining in Southeast China's Fujian Province. [Photo/Xinhua]

File photo taken on May 18, 2009 shows the scenery of Danxia Landform in Taining in Southeast China's Fujian Province. [Photo/Xinhua]

The World Heritage Committee decided to include China Danxia Landform in the World Heritage List at its 34th meeting being held in Brasilia, capital of Brazil, on August 1, 2010. The six Danxia landform areas are: Mountain Langshan and Mountain Wanfoshan (Hunan Province), Mountain Danxiashan (Guangdong Province), Taining and Guanzhoushan (Fujian Province), Mountain Longhushan and Guifeng (Jiangxi Province), Mountain Chishui (Guizhou Province), Fangyan and Mountain Jianglangshan (Zhejiang Province). China's Danxia landform ia a unique type of petrographic geomorphology formed from red sandstone and characterized by steep cliffs.

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