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September 3, 2017 | Last Modified: 2017

Travel Experience

The Leye-Fengshan Geopark is situated in the transition zone between the YunnanGuizhou plateau and the Guangxi basin, and comprises of the adjacent Leye Dashiwei Tiankeng Group National Geopark and the Fengshan Karst National Geopark. It includes eight scenic areas (Huangjing tiankeng, Dashiwei tiankengs, Chuandong tiankeng, Luomeidong, Buliuhe River, Yuanyang Springs, Sanmenhai Karst Windows and Jiangzhou Cave) and two geologic museums (Chuanlongyan Geologic Museum and Leye Tiankeng Museum).

Responsibility

As partners in the Global Geoparks Network, the members will continue bringing the geopark concept to all parts of the world, especially to the developing world, where sustainable tourism, such as that developed within geoparks, leads to job creation in local rural communities, for the benefit of those communities. The GGN provides a platform for cooperation and exchange between experts and practitioners in geological heritage, and its promotion. Under the umbrella of UNESCO, and through cooperation with the global network partners, important local and national geological sites gain worldwide recognition and benefit from the exchange of knowledge and expertise with staff of other Geoparks.

Business Case

UNESCO and the GGN develop models of best practice and set quality standards for territories that integrate the preservation of geological heritage into strategies for regional sustainable economic development. The establishment of a Geopark aims to bring sustainability and real economic benefit to the local populations, usually through the development of sustainable tourism and other economic and cultural activities.

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The Leye-Fengshan Geopark is situated in the transition zone between the YunnanGuizhou plateau and the Guangxi basin, and comprises of the adjacent Leye Dashiwei Tiankeng Group National Geopark and the Fengshan Karst National Geopark. It includes eight scenic areas (Huangjing tiankeng, Dashiwei tiankengs, Chuandong tiankeng, Luomeidong, Buliuhe River, Yuanyang Springs, Sanmenhai Karst Windows and Jiangzhou Cave) and two geologic museums (Chuanlongyan Geologic Museum and Leye Tiankeng Museum).

As partners in the Global Geoparks Network, the members will continue bringing the geopark concept to all parts of the world, especially to the developing world, where sustainable tourism, such as that developed within geoparks, leads to job creation in local rural communities, for the benefit of those communities. The GGN provides a platform for cooperation and exchange between experts and practitioners in geological heritage, and its promotion. Under the umbrella of UNESCO, and through cooperation with the global network partners, important local and national geological sites gain worldwide recognition and benefit from the exchange of knowledge and expertise with staff of other Geoparks.

UNESCO and the GGN develop models of best practice and set quality standards for territories that integrate the preservation of geological heritage into strategies for regional sustainable economic development. The establishment of a Geopark aims to bring sustainability and real economic benefit to the local populations, usually through the development of sustainable tourism and other economic and cultural activities.

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