Special Landscapes in Yunnan. Colorful Sand Forest of Luliang. Location : 130 km from KM; 18 km to the southeast of Luliang county( the biggest basin in YN) Status : 4A, national tourist attraction; China International Colorful Sand Sculpture Promoting Center.
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one of the “three forests” in Yunnan (the other two being the Stone Forest and the Earth Forest)
Formation: About 3 million years ago: movement of Hymlayas and earth crust fracture/a fault basin (Luliang) on the ancient land of Cattle Head Mountain/ rivers’ alluvial functions: to bring sand and earth to the downstream drainage areas/A large quartz sand delta in the south of thebasin+moments of earth crust, be naturally eroded and weathered =Colorful Sand Forest
Cuan Culture Area: the birthplace of Cuan Culture: one of the three great cultures in Yunnan
Bronze Culture: Ancient Dian Culture in central YN, the dominant local civilization during 770-475 BC (from Warring States Period to Eastern Han Dynasty), prosperous for over 300 years
Cuan Bridge : the sculptures of the four treasures of Chinese calligraphy: writing brush, ink stick, paper and ink slab (symbolization: Chinese culture mingled with ethnic culture.)
The relief of Cuan Mansion: the ups and downs in the history of Cuan Family
Stone slab, stove, tripod
Meaning: to cook on a stove ( to symbolize the wealthy and happy life)
significance in Chinese calligraphy
6 square km, sand peaks, sand pillars, sand screens, sand beaches and sand gullies scattering in the valleys
Chinese proverb “as loose as a heap of sand”, san generally lacks a cohesive force.
the sand at the sand forest here coheres together, forming sand pillars, sand peaks, sand walls and sand screens of various shapes and heights (some are even scores of meters high).
a natural preservative
water carbon dioxide
Calcium carbonate ( 碳酸钙)
the agglomerated sand views
Major colors: yellow, red, white, grey, blue , black, brown, pink and purple
grey and white
Strolling amid the sand forest, appreciate the colorful natural sand wonders of various shapes. Some look like mushrooms or ancient castles, while others like wild animals or generals going on an expedition.
Location: in Wumao Township, 36 km away northwest of the seat of Yuanmou
Boasting a gully of 5,910 meters, including a main gully of 1,550 meters and a branch gully of 4,360 meters.