Chinese desert – Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark is a national park located primarily in the Chinese province of Gansu, not too far from Dunhuang, that shows the 700,000 years old Yardang geological feature of the area.
A Yardang is a streamlined protuberance carved from bedrock or any consolidated or semi consolidated material by the dual action of wind abrasion by dust and sand, and deflation which is the removal of loose material by wind turbulence. Yardang has been created over time by the soft part of the earth’s surface being eroded by wind and rain, with the hard part of the rocks remaining in the desert. Lying at the juncture of Gansu Province and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the geopark (敦煌雅丹国家地质公园) is located about 180 kilometers northwest of Dunhuang’s town center and covers an area of 398 square kilometers. The Yardang geomorphic formations found in the Dunhuang Yadan National Geopark are the largest in China.
Table of Contents
Images of Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark, Xinjiang
Topics: rock formations,Dunhuang Yardang National Geopark,敦煌雅丹国家地质公园,Gansu,Dunhuang,desert,chinese desert,Uygurs,Xinjiang,gansu trip,gansu travel
China-underground.com includes thousands of articles on news, Chinese history, Chinese art, Chinese literature , China pictures gallery, videos, and Chinese cinema.
- The Renmin University of China Business School's Executive Education Programme Ranks First in Asia and 11th Globally in the 2020 FT Executive Education Rankings
- Pro-democracy protesters gathering in malls across Hong Kong chanting slogans as riot police quash plans to hold a march before it began
- Japan puts out a list of 518 companies subject to tighter foreign ownership rules to counter risks from China and foreign speculators