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South China Karst

UNESCO World Heritage Site
South China Karst (Phase II)
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Shilin Karst Yunnan
Type Natural
Criteria vii, viii
Reference 1248
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 2007 (31st Session)
Extensions 2014

The South China Karst (simplified Chinese: 中国南方喀斯特; traditional Chinese: 中國南方喀斯特; pinyin: Zhōngguó Nánfāng Kāsītè), a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June 2007,[1] spans the provinces of Guangxi, Guizhou, and Yunnan. It is noted for its karst features and landscapes as well as rich biodiversity. The site comprises three clusters: Libo Karst, Shilin Karst and Wulong Karst. UNESCO describes the South China Karst as "unrivalled in terms of the diversity of its karst features and landscapes."[1]


  • South China Karst - UNESCO inscription details 1
  • Gallery 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

South China Karst - UNESCO inscription details

Inscription No
1248-001 Shilin Karst - Naigu Stone Forest (乃古石林)
Shilin Yi Autonomous County
1248-002 Shilin Karst – Suogeyi Village (所各邑村)
Shilin Yi Autonomous County
1248-003 Libo Karst – Xiaoqijong (小七孔)
Libo County
1248-004 Libo Karst – Dongduo (洞多)
Libo County
1248-005 Wulong Karst – Qingkou Giant Doline (Tiankeng) (箐口天坑)
Wulong County
1248-006 Wulong Karst – Three Natural Bridges
Wulong County
1248-007 Wulong Karst – Furong Cave
Wulong County



  1. ^ a b "Twenty-two new sites inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, and one deleted during Committee meeting in Christchurch". UNESCO World Heritage Convention. 29 June 2007. Retrieved 2011-02-14. 

External links

  • UNESCO World Heritage description
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