Thousand Layer Cliff at Wild Yak Valley
Located on the right bank of the Kunlun River in the mouth of the Wild Yak Valley, the steep cliffs formed by the uplifts and fluvial outwash extend from northeast to southwest and has a length of about 500m and a height of 8m. The Thousand Layer Cliff is formed by almost horizontal stacking sand and gravel layers of the Quaternary Early Pleistocene (about 2.6 million years ago), which constitutes a large-scale parallel bedding, with clear stratigraphy and a large scale. The parallel bedding was generally formed in jet flows and high-energy hydrodynamic environments, suggesting that there was a river with turbulent flow. Seen from a distance, the cliff looks like a layer of stacked rocks cut by blade. The fine texture seems like the skin of the earth. It tells people quietly about the changes in the geological era.
Administration of Mount Kunlun National Geopark, Golmud, Qinghai
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