Geologic Wonder on 'Roof of the World'
   2011-05-17 17:29:58    tibet.cn      Web Editor: Zhang

Photo shows the scenery of the Earth Forest in Zanda County, western Tibet's Ngari Prefecture on May, 5, 2011. [Photo: Xinhua]

The Earth Forest, known as a rare geologic wonder, lies on both sides of the Langchen Zangbo River in Zanda County, western Tibet's Ngari Prefecture.

The wonder evolved from the lake basin sediments in the distant past. Due to the mountain-building activity of the Himalayas, the sediments rose as the water declined, and then the Earth Forest finally took shape in constant climate change and river erosion.

The steep mountains present a spectacular sight in various shapes such as lofty castles, watchtowers, or pagodas, making the Earth Forest a most famous natural landscape in Ngari Prefecture.

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