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South China Karst World Heritage Site

Karst de Chine du Sud, China

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The South China Karst (simplified Chinese: 中国南方喀斯特; traditional Chinese: 中國南方喀斯特; pinyin: Zhōngguó Nánfāng Kāsītè), a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2007, spans the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan. It is noted for its karst features and landscapes as well as rich biodiversity. The site comprises three clusters: Libo Karst, Shilin Karst and Wulong Karst. UNESCO describes the South China Karst as "unrivalled in terms of the diversity of its karst features and landscapes."

Shilin Yi Autonomous County

Shilin Yi Autonomous County

Libo County

Libo County

Wulong County

Wulong County

Wulong County

The Shilin Karst Scenery

Stalactites in the Furong Cave

The Tianlong Bridge

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  • WDPA ID903131
  • NameSouth China Karst
  • Original NameKarst de Chine du Sud
  • Country / TerritoryCHN
  • Sub locationCN-52
  • IUCN CategoryNot ApplicableWhat is this?
  • English DesignationWorld Heritage Site
  • Designation TypeInternational
  • StatusInscribed
  • Status Year2007
  • Reported Area km2475.88
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeNot Reported
  • International Criteria(vii)(viii)
  • Management AuthorityNot Reported
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported

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IUCN\UNEP-WCMC (2011) Updates to World Heritage Sites. UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK.

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