Chengjiang Fossil Site
Introduction to Chengjiang Fossil Site (云南澄江化石群)
The rocks and fossils of the Chengjiang Fossil Site present an outstanding and extraordinarily preserved record that testifies to the rapid diversification of life on Earth during the early Cambrian period, 530 million years before present. The fossil site has now been declared a UNESCO heritage site.
Mt. Maotian, Chengjiang County, Yuxi, Yunnan Province
Chengjiang Fossil Museum, Maotianshan National Geopark, Cambrian Palaeo Ocean Museum
Admission: 20 yuan
Openning Hours: 8:00am~6:00pm
Visiting Time: 1~2 hours
Best Time to Visit: Chengjiang Fossil Site is suitable to visit all year round
Take a regular bus from West Terminal of Yuxi to Chengjiang County, then take a taxi to the site.
You can stop by the Chengjiang Geopark and Maotianshan National Geopark for a visit nearby.
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