Located in Dawuli Township,Qian’an City ,Hebei province,Shanyekou geoheritage scenic area of Qian’an National Geopark covers a total area of 14km2. The scenic area enjoys extremely traffic conditions because it is only 100km from Qinhuangdao in the east ,32km from the Beijing-Shenyang Expressway in the south and 200km from Beijing in the west. Surrounded by mountains on three sides,the scenic area have various geoheritage resources,beautiful natural environment and rich ecological resources.Therefore,this is a multi-functional scenic area combining scientific expeditions,science popularization activities and leisure tourism.
The major geoheritage resources are:the conglomerate outcrop formed in the Changcheng Systerm,dating back approximately 1.8billion years,the rolling stone ruptured and collapsed along joints,the unconformable contact between the relatively well –outcropped Changcheng System and Archaean Group,collapse accumulation landform as well as other geomorphologic landscapers.The major landscapes include over 40 sites of rare peaks,colorful stones,ponds,waterfalls,and stones valley,etc.The splendid colorful stones are scattering along the colorful stone stream,the water flows down over the stones,forming a landscape characterized by extreme peculiarity and beauty.The contact boundary line between Archaean Qianxi Group and Proterzoic Changcheng System is explicitly exposed within the scenic area,representing about 1billion year lacuna.With a single step,you may stride across a geological history over 1billion years and feel the miraculousness of nature.The tectonic joint surface of conglomerate rocks are smooth as if they had been chopped and split with knives and swords,differential weathering has formed numerous pictographic stones,and the magic power of nature has carved and polished them to be blessed with so much vivid resemblance.The precipitous peaks and cliffs on Pingding(Flat Top) Hill and Guayun(Cloud-hanging) Hill are awe-inspiring indeed.The valley is serene,and the ponds connected with waterfalls are splashing and plunging pearl-like water drops.Isn’t such spectacular scenery fascinating.
The scenic area is rich in eco-resources.The old tall trees and pine forest have formed a uniquely characteristic and wonderful view,as well as a paragon for comprehensive ecological improvement and afforestation.Both the 1000-year old pine trees and the primitive forest are rare in Northern China.
Shanyekou geoheritage scenic area is characterized with unique geomorphologic landscaper and pleasant eco-environment.Entering the scenic area,you may trace back the history of the earth,admire the vagarious rocks,view the mountain scenery,listen to the soughing sounds of the pine forest,and enjoy the mysterious nature.
It is a natural geological museum and a tour resort for approaching nature.Welcome to Shanyekou geoheritage scenic area,which