A look at China’s distinctive color-changing rocks



Hunan province features some of China’s most breathtaking natural beauty. It is home to the misty, towering peaks of Wulingyuan as well as the distinctive, albeit less massive red carbonate of the Guzhang Hongshilin National Geopark, located in Guzhang County.

The stone formations originated underwater, later rising above sea level following tectonic shifts. The natural elements and 450 million years of erosion gave them their striking wavy texture. The rocks are also known to change hues with the weather and seasons, with a deep rusty red being their most distinctive, hence the park’s other name, the “Red Stone Forest.” Read more…

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