Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
Protectedplanet.net

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2012
Size of heritage: 512 ha
- Buffer zone: 220 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 102,977°
Latitude: 24,669°

About

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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Hotels and places to stay

Angsana Fuxian Lake Yuannan

Address
Distance: 4,3 mi
Huan Cheng Beilu Chengjiang
652500 Yuxi
China

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Yuxi Chengjiang Fuxian Resort - Kunming

Address
Distance: 3,6 mi
Huanhu North Road 8, Chengjiang County
652500 Yuxi
China

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Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Jin De Lan Hotel

Address
Distance: 4,2 mi
No.41 Xianhu Road east
652500 Yuxi
China

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00