Yardang National Geologic Park
A yardang is formed by the dual action of wind abrasion, dust and sand, and deflation, etc, which carve the bedrock or certain other solid material into hillocks. Yardang was found by the prominent Swedish explorer Sven Hedin (1865~1952) on his way to the ancient city of Loulan from Lop Nur. It means steep, precipitous bank in the Uyghur language. Yardang National Geologic Park seems as an architectural art museum of the world as the miniature for many world-renowned architectures can be found here, such as the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the Potala Palace in Tibet, the Arabian mosque, the pyramid and Sphinx in Egypt, the relics of ancient Roman, the beacon towers and so on. You will surely be shocked by the imagination and fascination of the Nature while visiting. Yardang National Geologic Park presents to mankind a spectacular masterpiece of Nature with its large scale, high concentration, mature geological configuration, and rich variety of land features.
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