S. China Karst extension listed as World Heritage Site
                 English.news.cn | 2014-06-23 19:36:26 | Editor: Mengjie

CHINA-SOUTH CHINA KARST-WORLD HERITAGE SITE(CN)
Photo taken on Oct. 10, 2013 shows the scenery of Yulong River in Yangshuo County of Guilin, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The World Heritage Committee on Monday inscribed an extension of South China Karst, a natural World Heritage Site since 2007, into the UNESCO's World Heritage List. (Xinhua/Lu Bo'an)

DOHA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The World Heritage Committee on Monday added an extension of South China Karst, a natural World Heritage Site since 2007, to UNESCO's World Heritage List.

The extension, with a total area of 1,186 square kilometers, includes the Jinfoshan cluster in Chongqing Municipality, the Shibing cluster in Guizhou Province, and the Guilin and Zhujiang clusters in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Experts believe that the addition of South China Karst (Phase II) makes the listing more complete.

The two parts group the world's most unique karst physiognomy, which evolved from plateau to plains.

Karst topography is a landscape formed from the dissolution of layers of soluble bedrock, such as limestone, dolomite and gypsum.

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