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Yuanmou Earth Forest


Yuanmou Earth Forest
   
   

The Earth Forest in Yuanmou, a provincial class scenic spots made up of five areas, including the old city, Xinhua - bangguo - wumao region and Jinsha River valley. Its representative landscape soil forest is distributed to Xinhua, Bangguo, Wanbao and Tiger Leaping Beach, covering an area of 50 km. It was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion earth. The Earth Forest, the Stone Forest and the Colorful Sand Forest in Luliang are called "the Three Forest in Yunnan".
The whole landscape of the Earth Forest in Yuanmou is mainly castle, screen, curtain and column, including the highest about 40 meters and very grand. Looked at closely, the shapes look like persons and animals highly realistic and animated among them.
Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture is between Dianchi Lake beside Kunming and Erhai Lake in Dali. it's an important hub of middle Yunnan. Cheng-Kun railway, Guang-Da railway and Kun-Wan road cross it.
Here are one of the well-known birthplace of humanity and a treasure house of ancient living things fossils. Lufeng Fossil Ramapithecus about 8 million years ago, Yuanmou Man(Homo Erectus Yuanmouensis) about 1.7 million years ago and Lufeng dinosaurs of 1.8 billion years ago were excavated here. Many archaeologists from home and abroad regard Chuxiong Prefecture as the cradle of humanity and "The home of ancient living things". Huge Mallet white tower of Dayao built in the Tang Dynasty has a rare shape in Chinese ancient buildings. The large bronze statue of Confucius at Wen Temple Shiyang town is the only one that well preserved in Chinese mainland.
   


Location and Features of Yuanmou
The Earth Forest/Soil Forest of Yuanmou is located in the north of Middle Yunnan Plateau, it is about 214 kilometers apart from Kunming and 181 kilometers away from Panzhuhua city, Chengdu-Kunming Railroad and the 108th national road pass through the area, where the place acts as an import point sitting on the outside enclosed tourism line of Lijiang, the tourism cirle line of Shangri-La and the tourism entrance from Sichuan province to Yunnan. Yuanmou becauses famous for the discouvery of "Yuanmou Man" and a large amount of unearthed dinosaur fossils, whose ages crossed over the early, intermediate and late stage of Jurassic Period. Its historical rich species and being living environment long time ago cause endless dreams about Yuanmou. Then the hometown of oriental human beings looks like today? The Earth Forest is expecting your visit and exploration.


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