Facts and Data
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 512 ha
- Buffer zone: 220 ha
A hilly 512 ha site in Yunnan province, Chengjiang’s fossils present the most complete record of an early Cambrian marine community with exceptionally preserved biota, displaying the anatomy of hard and soft tissues in a very wide variety of organisms, invertebrate and vertebrate. They record the early establishment of a complex marine ecosystem. The site documents at least sixteen phyla and a variety of enigmatic groups as well as about 196 species, presenting exceptional testimony to the rapid diversification of life on Earth 530 million years ago, when almost all of today’s major animal groups emerged. It opens a palaeobiological window of great significance to scholarship.
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Large airport - 27 mi (43 km) Simao Airport
Small airport - 182 mi (293 km) Longdongbao Airport
Large airport - 271 mi (437 km) Noi Bai International Airport
Large airport - 299 mi (481 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Yangzongnan Hengjie
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.