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Significant Karst Features

Connected Sites

  • Aggtelek and Slovak Karst Surface landscape is a temperate doline karst (AB ev)
  • Antequera Dolmens Site El Torcal de Antequera (one of the most important karst landscapes in Europe)
  • Belize Barrier Reef Cenotes
  • Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Outstanding example of glaciokarst terrain (AB ev)
  • Canaima National Park The most outstanding example in the world of cave development in quartzite (Precambrian age) (AB ev)
  • Carlsbad Caverns Outstanding karst extends into neighbouring Guadalupe National Park (AB ev)
  • Chichen-Itza Cenotes
  • Desembarco del Granma National Park Spectacular staircase of uplifted Coral terraces around Cabo Cruz that support ongoing development of karst landforms (AB ev)
  • Greater Blue Mountains Jenolan Caves Karst Conservation Reserve
  • Gunung Mulu Surface features include giant collapse dolines and spectacular razor-sharp pinnacle karst (AB ev)
  • Ha Long Bay The world's most extensive and bestknown example of tropical tower karst invaded by the sea. (AB ev)
  • Hallstatt-Dachstein Dachstein massif of 574 km2 is an excellent example of glaciokarst (AB ev)
  • Henderson Island An outstanding example of early phase of karstification with intact natural processes, (AB ev)
  • Hierapolis-Pamukkale Possibly the world's earliest karst tourist site still in use. (AB ev)
  • Huanglong Represents depositional output landforms of deeply circulating karst groundwater system (AB ev)
  • Jeju Outstanding example of volcanokarst, a special style of pseudokarst(AB ev)
  • Jiuzhaigou Valley Represents depositional output landforms of shallow karst groundwater system with significant epikarst water contribution. (AB ev)
  • Lena Pillars Frozen karst and thermokarst in permafrost 100 - 500 m thick (AB ev)
  • Lenggong Valley Bukit Kepala Gajah: This large karst outcrop occupies an area of six square kilometres at its foot, with a summit 258 metres above sea level. It contains more than 20 caves (AB ev)
  • Lorentz National Park World's best example of tropical alpine glaciated karst (AB ev)
  • Mammoth Cave The karst is developed in Lower Carboniferous(Mississippian) limestone and cave evolution commenced following uplift and exposure 3 to 4 million years ago. (AB ev)
  • Nahanni National Park World's foremost example of karst development in cold climate conditions. (AB ev)
  • Phong Nha - Ke Bang Long history of karst landscape evolution (AB ev)
  • Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River Spectacular tropical karst landscape (AB ev)
  • Purnululu National Park Outstanding example of quartz sandstone fluviokarst with beehive-shaped hills (AB ev)
  • Pyrénées - Mont Perdu Outstanding example of alpine glaciated karst to 3352 m (AB ev)
  • Skocjan Caves It is representative of the input of an allogenic river into a karst system (AB ev)
  • South China Karst These three areas provide typesites for their principal karst features (AB ev)
  • Tasmanian Wilderness Many small areas of karst in limestone and dolomite, some in alpine zone (AB ev)
  • Trang An includes karst towers rising to 187 metres to the north west, to 198 metres at Trang An and up to 162 metres to the south & totally autogenic (rainfed) karst (AB ev)
  • Tsingy de Bemaraha Extensive areas of very sharp limestone pinnacle karst (AB ev)
  • Virgin Komi Forests The dissolution of limestone along the foothills has resulted in the formation of a karst landscape with subterranean caves, craters and river beds which are seasonally flooded. (EOEarth)
  • Western Caucasus Includes glaciokarst features, many deep gorges and deep caves. (AB ev)
  • Wulingyuan Particularly outstanding for its spectacular sandstone fluviokarst relief (AB ev)

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