Yuanmou Earth Forest Tiger Leaping Beach

Yuanmou Earth Forest Chuxiong Yunnan
The Yuanmou Earth Forest is much more than a simple set of earth. The rocks formed of sand and clay-based shapes create such a breathtaking landscape. Mainly yellow, the effects created by these minerals are a beauty. As the landscape changing with erosion, each visit brings a new discovery.

Spectacular Land Formation

The immense earth forest of Yuanmou is quite impressive at the first sight. Its columns of sand and clay forming rocks that rise to the sky are of incomparable brilliance. Formed by erosion, these pillars of sand are most of a yellow color. But, by location, the gradient is very beautiful. From the glow of the sun, the yellow then takes golden colors that give even more charm to this site. The famous geographer Xu Xiake had even declared that this earth forest was like a cloud of good omen or gold millet.

Three Picturesque Sites

This Earth forest extends over 50 km², so it may not be possible to see all of the places. But it is possible to see these three sites, each offering a different view on this grouping of sandy and clay stones. The site of the Sand of the leaping Tiger is considered to be the most spectacular of the forest. Seen from afar, the rocks are like an abandoned castle. Over time, the earth has been shaped and a kind of roof is formed on top of the rock. The castle below is protected from bad weather. Guo Ban is the largest earth forest of Yuanmou with its multitude of pillars that rise skyward. The minerals that lie in the Sand of Guo Ban create light effects and make flickering light on the pillars, shining like jewels. Finally, the site of Xin Hua provides an impressive color gradient. The thin pillars are purple at the top, grey-white in the middle and yellow at the base.


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