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Chongqing News

Beautiful scenery of Xiaonanhai Scenic Spot, attracts tourists

2017-08-07 10:32:58

The beautiful summer scenery of Xiaonanhai

The lake clear as a mirror

A fishing vessel on the lake

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- I recently visited the Xiaonanhai Scenic Spot, in Qianjiang District. What caught my eye was the fascinating summer scenery full of pureness, trueness and beauty.

Xiaonanhai is a lake created by the landslide and blocked streams when an earthquake struck. It’s called the longest and best preserved dammed lake in China. Even in the whole world, it’s extremely rare. The surrounding pretty mountain peaks combine with the glittering water of the green lake, providing a picturesque landscape. In Xiaonanhai earthquake relic, the slumped mass, colluviums and deposits creating the dam are clearly visible now, which is extremely rare in the world.

In 2001, Xiaonanhai was approved as “National Earthquake Ruins Protection Zone” and “National Earthquake Prevention & Disaster Reduction Science Publicity and Education Base” by the China Earthquake Administration. The earthquake site is of scientific research and tourism value of Xiaonanhai. Located in the western belt of folded strata, and based on the metamorphic rock Sinian System, swellings and uplifting always showed tectonic movement. Therefore the earthquake of Xiaonanhai may be related to the faulting activity of grass-roots unit. Because it is far away from city and in a sparsely populated area, the earthquake relic could be well preserved. (Translated by Shi Yali, Fathom Language Limited)

Editor:Jiang Yiwei