Guide national geological Park is a comprehensive geopark with natural geomorphic landscape and geological relics as the main features, supplemented by a variety of ecological landscape and rich cultural landscape. Located in Guide County, Qinghai Province, it includes three main parks: Ashgong Park, Yellow River Valley Park and Mawuxia Park.
The park covers an area of 554 square kilometers, with 113.6 square kilometers of main geological relics.Park ashgong colorful peak plexus landscape colorful, beautiful and magnificent;Mawu Gorge wind erosion geomorphology uncanny, endless changes;The Landscape of the Yellow River is beautiful, like a flower like a brocade;Longyang Canyon steep and precipitous, great momentum.Various geological relics reflect the evolution process of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in geological history, and record the development history of the Yellow River and the changes of the natural environment in Guide.It is an excellent place for sightseeing, leisure, science education and scientific research, and is also known as "little Jiangnan on the plateau".
What to Visit in the Guide national geological Park
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The scenic spot is composed of 13 cultural theme squares and 7 Danxia gorges, among which Nu Wa Gorge, Thousand Buddha Gorge and Tongtian Gorge are all rare natural wonders in the world.The interior scene covers an area of 3,000 mu, the exterior scene covers an area of 50,000 mu, it is an ideal place for tourism, dining and entertainment, and grazing mood.It is 70 kilometers away from Xining, with convenient transportation, pleasant climate and beautiful scenery.Mawu Gorge wind erosion geomorphology uncanny, endless changes; The Landscape of the Yellow River is beautiful, like a flower like a brocade;Longyang Canyon steep and precipitous, great momentum.Various geological relics reflect the evolution process of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in geological history, and record the development history of the Yellow River and the changes of the natural environment in Guide. It is an excellent place for sightseeing, leisure, science education and scientific research, and is known as "little Jiangnan on the plateau".
Ashgong colorful peak Cluster scenic area：
As the core scenic spot of Your national geopark, Ashgong Colorful Fengcong Scenic Spot is located in the Thousand Buddha Grand Canyon of Ashgong, Garang Township, Guide County. It covers an area of 3,000 mu, with a total investment of 460 million yuan and takes five years to build. Scenic spot to :" continuous vein roots in the ground, popularity for the source of eternal love "as the connotation, to" colorful peak cluster, xuanyuan back soil "as the theme, by 13" soil "as the core of the theme square and seven different colors of different shapes of Danxia canyon; The world popularity museum, Nuwa Lake, Nuwa performing Arts and dotted among them, is a rich soil culture connotation, Danxia natural landscape strange, geological research and science education value of cultural tourism resorts. At present, it has been named "national geopark" and "national AAAA scenic spot".
In the scenic area, the Danxia landform is long and strange, the peaks are abrupt, the geological shape is strange and magical, and the mountain color is seven colors( the mountains have seven colors), so it is also called the colorful peak cluster Xuanyuan back earth.National geological park, provincial cultural industry demonstration base and is applying for national cultural industry demonstration base, photography, creation, fine arts, film and television and other organizations have set up bases in the park.
There are several Danxia landforms in Guide, the most famous of which is the Ashgong Gorge.Ashgong Gorge from the valley long sheep circle bay, west to the mouth of dhaka Ditch.Inside the gorge, the Garang River snakes south like a yellow band.Due to the water cutting, on both sides of the mountains is appeared more cut off a cliff, plus some wind erosion sandstone and relatively gentle slopes, contrasting with the fiery red, stretching dozens of very spectacular gap to about 50 meters high cliff, on both sides of the mountains become straight cliff face clearly presents the horizontal lines of the sediments of the year.From Cretaceous to Tertiary, the red sand and gravel strata were gradually exposed from the depths of the stratum due to the underwater cutting of the Yellow River and the uplift of the Himalayan orogenic movement. After thousands of years of erosion by flowing water and carving by wind, they formed a variety of towering rock cliffs.As Danxia landform, it has the characteristics of Danxia landform naturally. Red Cliff is widely developed and precipitous in shape. Most of them are square mountains, stone walls, stone peaks and pillars with flat tops, steep bodies and slow foothills, with high ornamental value.The rocks that formed these red mountains were red clastic rocks deposited in inland basins. When the crust lifted into the mountains, the slopes collapsed and retreated, eventually eroding into steep mountains on all sides.Now, the "original appearance" of the red sand-gravel rock can still be distinguished from the thickness and thickness of the cliff bedding.