Lushan Mountain to Apply for World Geo-park Status

The famous scenic the Lushan Mountain in east China's Jiangxi Province recently passed domestic evaluation and will move ahead to apply for world geo-park status.

China planned in August to build 310 geological parks in the next 10 years to protect its natural sites, five to eight of which will be put on the world geo-heritage list.

Experts agreed that the Lushan Mountain features the remains ofthe Fourth Ice Age and is of tremendous value in the study of geology, ecology, meteorology and botany.

In addition to hundreds of natural tourism sights, the Lushan Mountain also has over 200 newly-discovered geological remains of scientific importance.

People's Daily Online ---