Chishui - Admire waterfalls, a bamboo sea and Danxia in China's "Jurassic Park" (4)

08:48, September 09, 2010      

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Paradise for Spinulose Fern Trees

  Jinshagou, literally meaning "gold sand valley," is 40 kilometers from Chishui and is the first national reserve for spinulose fern trees. Having existed since the Jurassic Period (about 1,800 million years ago), the trees are rare, subtropical, woody ferns. They are well-known as living fossils of the ancient plants of that period. It is a pity that Steven Spielberg didn't consider Chishui for shooting his blockbuster film "Jurassic Park" since the spinulose trees are exactly as they were during the dinosaur era.

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