Longmen Mountains: World-class Geological Park

Authors: Go Chengdu

2014-07-21

The Longmenshan National Park, in northern Chengdu’s Pengzhou City, is a showcase of geological wonders. The park covers an area of 1, 900 sq.km and boasts diversified land forms characterized with well-developed strata, glacial erratic boulders (nappe) and thrust fault terrains (klippe).
At the core of the Chegndu-Deyang-Mianyang Economic Belt, Pengzhou City is located in the northwest of Chengdu and is 25 kilometers from urban Chengdu. It has an area of 1,420 square kilometers and a population of 800 thousand.
The Longmenshan National Park, in northern Chengdu’s Pengzhou City, is a showcase of geological wonders.
The park covers an area of 1, 900 sq.km and boasts diversified land forms characterized with well-developed strata, glacial erratic boulders (nappe) and thrust fault terrains (klippe), which are highly valued by geologists in the world as ranking along those of the Alps.
The mention of Longmenshan (Dragon Gate Mountains) can be traced back to the earliest historical records in China as the legendary figure Da Yu, the leader in fighting floods in remote ancient times, is said to be a native of the Longmenshan area.

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