Significant Karst Features

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Site Rationale Link
Aggtelek and Slovak Karst Surface landscape is a temperate doline karst (AB ev)
Andrefana Dry Forests Extensive areas of very sharp limestone pinnacle 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)
Evaporitic Karst and Caves "the most complete, outstanding and accessible examples of the karst phenomena in gypsum and anhydrite at humid sub-tropical climate conditions" (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 – Cat Ba Archipelago 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)
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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