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Forty-six Asia-Pacific Global Geoparks get UNESCO status

Tianzhu Peak, the highest peak in Tianzhushan UNESCO Global Geopark, China ©Tianzhushan Geopark-Xu Chulai.

Cape Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark ® Takaaki Shirai.

Cliffside carving of Danxia, Danxiashan UNESCO Global Geopark. © Liu Jiaqing.

Cultivated doline in Gunung Sewu UNESCO Global Geopark, Indonesia © Hanang Samodra.

Dong Van Karst UNESCO Global Geopark (Vietnam) © P. Mc Keever

Fossa Magna Museum Theater, Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark © Itoigawa Geopark Council.

Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line; Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark © Itoigawa Geopark Council.

Alxa Geopark (China)-Lakes in Desert-©Yang Xiao.

Matengai Cliff in Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark, Japan © Oki Islands Tourism Association

Panorama of Southern Wutai Mountain, Qingling Zhongnanshan UNESCO Global Geopark (China) © Qinling Zhongnanshan Geopark-Wei, Yinsheng.

The Golden Monkey of Qinling Mountains, Qingling Zhongnanshan UNESCO Global Geopark (China). ©Qinling Zhongnanshan Geopark-Liu, Liguo.

Subtropical Forest of the Cape Muroto site, Japan. © Takaaki Shirai.

Visitors in Yardang Geoarea (geotourism) © Danmeng Hao.

The impressive Zhangjiajie Geomorphology attracts many tourists each year ©Zhangjiajie Geopark-Sun Jianhua

Zigong Geopark (China)-More than ten thousand specimens have been unearthed from the excavated area of the dinosaur fossil site-©The administration office of Zigong Global Geopark-Yu Gang.


Forty-six sites and landscapes in Asia-Pacific have been designated “UNESCO Global Geoparks” following a recent UNESCO General Conference resolution. [more]