Located in east China’s Shandong Province, Yimeng Mountain was approved by UNESCO as Global Geopark on June 25. Along with Mountain Tai, Shandong now has two Global Geopark in the province.
UNESCO stands for The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It has currently approved 41 countries’ 147 Global Geopark, and 39 of them is in China, including Yimeng Mountain and Mountain Tai in Shandong. Shandong is a province abundant with geological resources. It ranks first in the number of both national geoparks and provincial geopark in China with 13 and 51 respectively.
Yimeng Mountain Global Geopark covers around 1,800 square kilometers, and has a great value of Geological studying. Confirmed by experts from China University of Geosciences, Yimeng Mountain has at least 44 geologically valuable spots for studying.
In addition, Yimeng Mountain is an important cradle for Chinese Dongyi culture. Many poets in ancient time have travelled here and are inspired by the greatness of nature, leaving traces and ruins some of which are still visible to us.