Binhai Volcano National Geological Park [Zhangzhou, Fujian]

Zhangzhou Binhai Volcano National Geological Park is located in the coastal zone of Zhangpu County and Longhai County, Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, with a total area of ​​318.64 square kilometers. The main type of geological relics is volcanic geomorphology.

Qiongyuan Park is an important part of the Cenozoic volcanic belt in the western Pacific. It is a rift zone in the eastern margin of the Eurasian plate in terms of geological structure. The volcanic eruption basalt from 26 million to 7 million years constitutes a typical volcanic geological landscape. The eruption sequence is clear, the crater is typical and well-preserved, there are rare unrooted jets, stomatal columns, and columnar joint groups composed of 1.4 million giant hexagonal basalt columns. There are various types of sea erosion landforms and many places. High-quality beaches, as well as the carbonized wood layers of ancient forests 8000 years ago, and the nature s magical work has created a large number of unique geomorphological wonders in the park. There are eruption sections and volcanic agglomerates near the ancient crater of Niutou Mountain., Watermelon peel structure, deep mantle inclusion basalt, cryptoexplosive body, sea erosion overpass, coastal terracotta warriors , sea erosion first-line sky and other eight attractions, is not only an extremely valuable volcanic geological relic, the geopark is not only Studying the development history of the western Pacific volcanic belt has important scientific value, and it is also an important base for tourism, vacation, and scientific popularization. There are also famous human landscapes such as Zhaojiabao and Zhuangdaozhou Tomb in the Geopark.

On the Xiangshan Peninsula, you can clearly see the small island Linjinyu. This is an island with an area of ​​only 0.16 square kilometers and an altitude of 72.7 meters. In folklore, during the Wanli period of Ming Dynasty, Zhang Jin, a student of Zhangzhou, came to study on the island to avoid outside interference, and became the first champion in Zhangzhou history. Later generations called this island Lin Jinyu.

Zhelin Jinyu is entirely composed of volcanic lava basalts. The island s most famous volcanic landscape is the crater and the fumarole groups and ancient lava groups in the crater. The exposed side of the island extends from the top to the bottom, and the piles of volcanic eruption piles tell us that the island was formed by multiple volcanic eruptions. On Lin Jinyu, the unrooted “jet vents” in the circular structure are very ornamental. They are distributed on the beach northeast of Lin Jinyu. There are as many as 16 jet vents in the world.

In addition to the geology and geomorphology, the lush vegetation of the island also makes people happy. The agave flower stem at the foot of the mountain is 10 meters high. In addition to wild flowers and weeds, there are lush groves on the top of the island, which are beautiful. The black-haired bright volcanic rocks, the stubbornly growing plants, the ebb and flow of the waves … it is easy to remind the sea of ​​dry rocks, and the feeling of oldness is probably so? If one day can come here with the loved one, the myth of love will definitely fly in such a magnificent scenery.

There are still surprises. At low tide, you can pick up a lot of bitter snails and small crabs on the rocks on the beach. You can also see jellyfish by the stones! It is said that experienced locals can find big palm crabs under the stones. I dont regret that I dont necessarily dare to start even if I see it. The bitter snails you pick up can be processed by the restaurant in the park, which is pure and fresh.

On the southeast side of Linjinyu Island, Taonannan Island is an ellipsoidal volcanic island, about 6.5 kilometers from the coast, with a smaller area and only half of Linjinyu Island. Viewed from the Xiangshan Peninsula, Lin Jinyu and Nanliao Island are like a pair of sister islands, lined up one after the other.

Taonan Island is composed of clear pentagonal or hexagonal stone columnar basalts, with a total number of 1.4 million, twisted northeast to form a rhythm of the wind. It is called hair-shaped rock forest locally, and some people call it lava coral .

This island is currently the largest and densest group of basalt columns known in the world. There is a similar scene in the world. Nearly there is the Penghu Islands in Taiwan separated by water. There is a giant cape off the coast of Northern Ireland. Wangen, but here is dozens of times.

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