A Letter to Student
06/12/2019

A Letter to Students

Dear friends:

Welcome to Tianzhushan World Geopark. You must have heard of the park. This is a special letter which will surprise you on opening it. When you finish reading, I’m sure you’ll see there’s so much more to Tianzhushan than you realised. The Tianzhushan World Geopark is located at a latitude of 30 °North where many mysterious geological events have occurred. Here, you can enjoy magnificent granite landforms,  of which the caves shaped by rocks breaking down and piling up are the most famous. Exploring them, you can picture the scene of the raging magma intruding the earth’s crust along the cracks 100 million years ago. Also , you can imagine the process of the underground granite rising to the earth’s surface. And you can appreciate nature’s magnificent artwork

There is also the famous Dabieshan ultra-high pressure metamorphic belt. The rocks were buried hundreds of kilometers underground and they recorded the mystery of the earth’s evolution over hundreds of millions of years, which you can now discover.

Tianzhushan is also known as “ A treasure trove of Paleovertebrate fossils” and “ one of the birthplaces of Asian mammals”. A number of vertebrate, reptile and mammal fossils have been found here. Do you know who the ancestors of mice and rabbits are? You can find the answer here.

Tianzhushan is not only rich in magnificent natural landscapes but also in history and culture.

It is the birthplace of Huangmei Opera, The Tale of Seven Fairies, and Beijing Opera. It is where the longest narrative poem Peacocks Flying Southeast and the story of the Qiao Sisters took place. Literati such as Li Bai, Bai Juyi, Su Shi, Wang Anshi, and Huang Tingjian lingered in the beauty of Tianzhushan, and they left over 400 stone inscriptions here, renowned across the province. 

Notable figures such the master of Beijing Opera, Cheng Changgeng, the novelist Zhang Henshui, the queen of acrobatics, Xia Juhua, and Huangmei Opera’s contemporary artist, Han Zaifen all come from here.   

In addition, Doumu pottery can take you back 6000 years. You can appreciate the complexity and rigour of the crafting process and also make some pottery yourself to experience it first hand. Art imitates life and here it even supplants it

I bet you can’t wait to travel around Tianzhushan after finishing this letter. We have also prepared a surprise for you here!

                                             

         10 June 2019

Attachment: Special Summer Offer for Students

Colleagues:

In order to promote tourism development in Tianzhushan, a Tianzhushan Summer Event will be carried out according the 2019 Summer Promotion Plan.

From 10 June to 31 August, students (postgraduate students included) will get free basic entrance. People under 18 can enjoy free basic entrance upon showing their family book. Students over the age of 18 can enjoy free basic entrance upon presentation of a student card.

             Anhui Tianzhushan Tourism Development Ltd.

5 June 2019

Tianzhushan Attends the 10th Member Meeting of Anhui Geological Society
Pubdate:9/18/2019 WednesdayCategory:Geopark News

On Sep. 12, the 10th member meeting of Anhui Geological Society was held in Hefei city. More than 160 representatives from  provincial geology and mining, land and resources management, metallurgy, non-ferrous metals, coal, chemical industry, building materials, water conservancy, electric power, geoparks including Tianzhushan, earthquake bureau and institutions of higher learning and other related departments attended the meeting.

The meeting elected 100 persons to make up the 10th council, with Zhu Xuewen as the chairperson, ten persons including Xu Chuanhua, Chen Fukun and Tong Jingsong as the vice-chairpersons. A representative of Tianzhushan Geopark was elected into the council. The meeting also deliberated and adopted the work report and financial work report of the ninth council. Anhui Geological Society, founded in 1959, is a science and technology association voluntarily formed by geological science and technology workers in the whole province, and is one of the first provincial 5A social organizations. Under the leadership of the council and under the hard work of the geological science and technology workers, Anhui Geological Society has actively played its role of bridge and link and service function, and offered suggestions for the development of geology in Anhui Province. Over the years, it has done a lot of fruitful work in academic exchanges, talent recommendation, periodical publication, science popularization, scientific and technological consultation, and undertaking government functions, which has made outstanding contributions to promoting geological science and technology cause and regional economic development in Anhui Province.

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