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Colorful Beach Scenic Area

On almost every inch of the 1.5 kilometers of Colorful Beach coastaline, 20~50-high marine erosion cliffs develop and rise up, forming splendid and spectacular sceneries; flat and wide marine erosion platforms are built in front of marine erosion cliffs, dozens or even hundreds meters of marine erosion platforms surprisingly reveal when tides ebb; under the morning sunshine, mosses and sea water on marine erosion platforms shine colorfully and gorgeously. At the junction of marine erosion cliffs and marine erosion platforms, different shapes of marine erosion caves can be found everywhere. The “trinity” marine erosion platform landscape of marine erosion cliffs, marine erosion caves and marine erosion platforms is rare on China coast and island rocky coastlines, its large scale and typical, complete and concentrated views amaze its tourists.

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CrocMountain Scenic Area

In CrocMountain Scenic Area, there are the most typical volcanic structure (crater), the most colorful volcanic landscapes and multi-period volcanic activities which are preserved the most completely in China. Volcanic landscapes are of various forms and postures, forming distinctive and amazing views. Main scenic spots are: Volcanic Geology Museum, CrocMountain Lighthouse, Ancient Barbette, Sea-Viewing Pavilion, Tangweng Platform, Crater, Dragon Palace Cave, Zeilao Cave (Pirates Cave), Marine Erosion Arch Bridge, “A Hundred of Animals Play in the Sea”, Moon Bay, Fall in Love in Weizhou, Coral Rock, Forever, Lover Bridge, Wave-Listening Platform, Natural Aquarium and Moon Square. There are also volcanic bomb impact craters, ancient tree fossils, water curtain cave, marine erosion pillars and marine erosion piers.

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Active Marine Erosion Cliffs

Active marine erosion cliffs refer to the steep rock cliffs distribute along coastline, they are the most conspicuous, the most spectacular and the most characteristic landform landscapes on Weizhou Island. Marine erosion cliffs are formed by waves, gravity and tectonism. During tide periods, erosion caused by waves on coastline is continuously strengthened, bedrocks on coastline are rushed constantly and form caves – marine erosion caves. As marine erosion caves gradually get deeper, bedrocks on coastline collapse under gravity, when there are joints, fractures and other structural planes, rocks collapse along fracture and joint planes and form steep cliffs, coastline continuously retreats, collapsed rocks are constantly abraded by tides and waves and finally appear as fragments on sand beach.

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Lead to Heaven Cave

Lead to Heaven Cave has a nearly horizontal mouth for sea water to flow in and out, and a vertical mouths which directly connects to high marine erosion platform, this is why it is named. The Cave develops on high marine erosion platform, sea water rushes along structural joints and forms a winding marine erosion cave, blocked by rock layers, tidal flows rush and erode upwards, over time, cave top collapsed, a top mouth and a vertical shaft whose bottom connects with sea water were formed. The combination of tides and structure is the forming condition of Lead to Heaven Cave.

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Hidden Turtle Cave

The Cave is a marine erosion cave, it is located near Wanzaizui of CrocMountain Scenic Area, a turtle-head-like rock lies two meters away from the Cave mouth while the turtle body is hidden inside of the Cave, the turtle head faces the Cave and watches the sea, vividly and lively. It is a kind of special marine erosion cave, the turtle-like volcanic rock collapsed under tide rushing and eroding, with long time of wave rushing, the rock became how it looks now, what a great work of nature!

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Colorful Beach Scenic Area

On almost every inch of the 1.5 kilometers of Colorful Beach coastaline, 20~50-high marine erosion cliffs develop and rise up, forming splendid and spectacular sceneries; flat and wide marine erosion platforms are built in front of marine erosion cliffs, dozens or even hundreds meters of marine erosion platforms surprisingly reveal when tides ebb; under the morning sunshine, mosses and sea water on marine erosion platforms shine colorfully and gorgeously. At the junction of marine erosion cliffs and marine erosion platforms, different shapes of marine erosion caves can be found everywhere. The “trinity” marine erosion platform landscape of marine erosion cliffs, marine erosion caves and marine erosion platforms is rare on China coast and island rocky coastlines, its large scale and typical, complete and concentrated views amaze its tourists.

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Crater

As for the national insular geological parks in China, the distance between Shandong ChangshanArchipela National Geological Park and lands is 7km, and the distance between Weizhou Island Volcano National Geological Park and lands is 40km, which is the national geological park the farthest away from lands. During early pleistocene of the Tertiary period, namely 2-1 million years ago, Beibu Gulf encountered with the events that massive mantle plume rose, the fault blocks along Beibu Gulf submerged; Weizhou Island and Xieyang Island were under the environment of shore -shallow water, serials of asthenosphere rupture occurred while the surface fault blocks in earth surface submerged, thus the primary magma generated near the asthenosphere (about 50-70km underground) in mantle corrosion, due to the tremendous pressure of asthenosphere and that casued by expansion, when the prerssureexceedes the static pressure of the upper half part (the pressure is more than 25kb), the magma of asthenosphere will eject out of the earth surface. In regard to the causes of Weizhou Island Volcano, this is just a saying, many experts in the academic circle have once put forward different research conclusion. There remain controversies among various the…

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Five-Color Beach

Five-Color Beach is located in the east coast of Weizhou Island. Almost every 1.5 kilometer coast in the scenic area has a sea erosion cliff 20-50 meters high. The face of the cliff stands majestically; The abrasion platform is flat and wide in front of the cliffs of the sea. A sea erosion platform with a width of tens to hundreds of meters can be seen during the ebb tide. At the junction of the cliffs and platforms of the sea, the caves of various shapes can be found everywhere. At sunrise, Five-Color Beach is extremely beautiful after the ebb tide. The beach is littered with "flower" rocks Deep brown, fresh yellow, black ink, egg green rocks are staggered together layer by layer. But its not rigid and it looks like a watery line. Therefore, "Five-Color" means mottled color, which is also called "Five-Color Beach".

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Crocodile Mountain

Crocodile Mountain is located on Crocodile Ridge, the west side of South Bay, and was approved to be "National 4A Scenic Spot" in 2009. In the scenic spot, there are the most typical volcano edifice (crater) in China, the richest volcanic landscape in China and the most complete remains of multistage volcanic activity preserved in China. Crocodile Mountain includes: Crocodile Mountain Lighthouse, Tangweng Stage, Crater Ruins, Exploring the Dragon Palace, Turtle Cave, Thief Cave, Beast Sea, Sea Erosion Bridge, Moon Bay, Coral Sedimentary Rock Scene, Haikushilan, Moon Square, etc. Volcanic bomb impact pit, Ancient tree fossils, Water Curtain Cave, marine stack, Sea erosion pier and other geologic wonders. Looking from a distance, Crocodile Mountain is ensconced above the coast like a "green giant crocodile" and desires to surround the sea opening both arms and holds on to the crater that spewed lava thousands of years ago.

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