As the representative of Danxia landform in the adolescent phase,
Taining features three world wonders, “Danxia landform above
water”, “Grand Canyon Park” and “Cave Museum”.
The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in southeast
and southwest China that ‘consists of red bed characterized by
steep cliffs’. It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology
found in China. Danxia landform in Taining consists of two regions,
Golden Lake in the south and Shaqingxi Stream in the north, with a
total declared area of 235 square kilometers (91 sq.
mi.), a core are of 111 square kilometers (43 sq. mi.) and a buffer
area of 124 square kilometers (48 sq. mi.). It plays an
irreplaceable role in China Danxia project for the most intensive
network of valley, the most mature cliff caves, the most intact
ancient planation surface, the richest cave culture and the most
significant Danxia landform on water.
It is the only display of gorge-style adolescent Danxia landform,
located in China's subtropical zone and an indispensable section in
the geomorphic evolution process of China’s Danxia landform. It has
been praised as “where the story of China’s Danxia landform
The most intact ancient planation surface: For billion years, Taining has recorded the formation and
development process of the West Pacific continental margin of the
Mesozoic Era, and retained the complete and remarkable ancient
planation surface, the structurally-controled mountain plain, the
special netted valley land and red mountainous mass. What is more,
here developed elaborate and intricate canyon complexes, which,
together with the grand Danxi cliff, the unique incised meander and
unique wonderful Danxia cavern group, form “the Taining style”
The most intensive network of valley: there distribute some 70 line valleys, about 130 lane valleys and
more than 220 gorges. They are arranged in a crisscross pattern by
the nature and preserved primitively. The wonder, like a Grand
Danxia Canyon Park, is rare among all China’s Danxia landforms.
The most mature cliff caves: Danxia caves in Taining have been developed for thousand years,
with over 60 large single caves and over 100 niche-like caves.
These tens of thousands of caves in different shapes and sizes
constitute a unique Danxia micro-landscape. They win Taining the
title of Danxia Cave Museum.
The richest cave culture: Danxia landform in Taining is integrated with traditional Chinese
culture, like Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. It has become the
model of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, with
special Danxia cliff and temple culture, Danxia disciple culture,
residence culture and cave funeral culture.
The most significant Danxia landform on water: Danxia landform ideally combines with lakes, streams, ponds and
waterfalls. They form a rare wonder of Danxia on water at home and
How to Get There
At present there are three airports near Taining, Nanchang,
Wuyishang and Fuzhou, and it takes 2.5 hours, 3 hours and 3.5 hours
respectively to arrive at Taining by car.
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