Top 10 most beautiful geological parks in China

By Lu Na
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Promoted by Enjoy World Magazine, and other media, "Most Beautiful Tourism Destinations of China" has attracted over 1 million netizens.

With 30 categories; including mountains, geological parks and forest preserves, 238 of the top destinations were chosen from 509 scenic spots in China. Here, we will introduce the Top 10 Most Beautiful Geological Parks in China. They are famous for their excellent scenery as well as their unique geologic formations. China Tour Packages

  Tengchong Volcanic Geological Park in Yunnan (腾冲火山国家地质公园)

Tengchong Volcanic Geological Park in Yunnan [Photo /]

Tengchong is a well known young volcanic and geothermal area in China and is a National Geology Park. The volcanic cluster here is known worldwide for its complete examples, large scale, intensive distribution and complete preservation. Nicknamed a "natural volcanic geology museum", all the roads leading to the park are paved with volcanic rock, which are better for drainage.

Tengchong's main points are the Thermal Sea Scenic Area and the Volcano Park Scenic Area. With plenty of landscapes, the popular views are of Dakongshan, Xiaokongshan and Heikongshan.

Travel Tips:


Local dishes are extremely tasty, one must not miss them. Weather changes are rapid in the spring and winter, come prepared with appropriate seasonal clothing.

Admission: The Thermal Sea: 60 yuan

Add: Qingshui Township, 10.5 km south of Tengchong County Town;

Admission: The Volcano Park: 40 yuan

Add: Mazhan Township, 12 km north of Tengchong County Town

Getting There:

By Bus: Long-Distance Sleeper Buses from Kunming are available. Prices are not particularly set and your ticket to Tengchong can be negotiated.

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