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Brief introduction of Mount Tai’s World Geopark
Mount Tai’s World Geopark locates in the Midwest of Shandong province, stands in the east of North China plain. Mount Tai plucks up from the groups of mountains in middle south of Shandong province and shows grand and gallant scene and boundless vigor. With more than 5000 years’ history of civilization and numerous historic/culture sites preserved behind, Mount Tai has become the epitome of history and culture of  the Chinese nation and was first authorized World culture and nature heritage by UNESCO.

Mount Tai is well known for its longtime evolvement in geology, perplexing geologic structure and representative geologic vestige and always attract the attention of domestic and abroad geologists. It is the earliest one of typical areas for study the geology of Cambrian Period and is the standard area to form the evolvement frame of the geology of Cambrian Period. The standard section of the geology of Cambrian Period in Zhangxia (a county’s name) is full developed in all time’s stratum and revealed clearly what has outstanding representativeness. It contains abundant fossils of trilobite and other ancient creatures and is the primary comparative basis of regional stratums and international Cambrian system within different geological structure in Cambrian Period, which is why Mount Tai has profound position in history of geology. The neotectonic movement played an import role in the formation of Mount Tai and affected greatly the natural landscape of Mount Tai.

Mount Tai with grand shape and wide foundation make people have an expression of skyscraper, massiness and steadiness; high pines, ancient cypresses, huge rocks all give prominence to the grandeur image of Mount Tai. Lofty spirit, glorious culture and time-honored human landscape combine as a whole with natural landscape, which contributes to the special integrated sceneries of Mount Tai with higher value, richer contents and interpenetration of nature and culture.

Mount Tai’s World Geopark is composed of the following eight geological relics: geological relic scenic spot of Red Gate, the Zhongtian Gate, South Gate to Heaven, Rear Rock Basin, Peach Blossom Valley, Culai mountain, Lotus mountain and Taoshan geological relic scenic spot etc. It has a total area of 177.6km2 with abstruse and extensive contents especially in terms of the geology of Cambrian Period and standard section of Cambrian Period, neotectonic movement as well as physiognomy. All the above have significant importance in geology and are deemed as natural geological museum.

 
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