Welcome to visit the official website of the Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark!
DunHuang UNESCO Global Geopark

Position:Home > About the Geopark > Geology > Landform >

  • Gravel waves
    Gravel waves2019-04-18

    On the Gobi of the Yardang, strong wind forces gravels to roll or wriggle along the surface of the Gobi, forming gravel waves. It is a landform unique to windy areas. The mound-or crescent-shaped or gravel waves consist of crests, troughs a...

    MORE+
  • Sand ripples
    Sand ripples2019-04-18

    The effect of wind force and direction, grain size, micro-topography and other factors has resulted in straight-lines, curves, chains, ligules, crescents and other shapes in the sand ripples....

    MORE+
  • Feather-like dunes
    Feather-like dunes2019-04-18

    Located in Kumtag Desert, southwest of the Yardang, these are dune forms unique in China. The feather-like dunes extend upwards and transversely along the hillside from northeast to southwest. Distributed on the dunes are low sandpits nearl...

    MORE+
  • Pyramid-shaped dunes
    Pyramid-shaped dunes2019-04-18

    This kind of pyramid-shaped dune has more than three triangular faces, each of which represents a different wind direction. With a gradient of around 30° and a height of 50-100 m, they are the outcome of the intersection of wind of a simil...

    MORE+
  • Crescent dunes
    Crescent dunes2019-04-18

    With a crescent plane shape, these dunes have a slight windward slope (on which small sand ripples have developed), whose angle is 5-20° and a deep leeward slope, whose angle is 28-34°. The angle of repose close to piled-up grains is an a...

    MORE+

Copyright © 2019 DunHuang UNESCO Global Geopark


Technical support:DUNHUANG UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK ADMINISTRATION BUREAU
Record number:陇ICP备19000378号