Tuesday, March 12, 2024

China's Egg-Laying Mountain

 Tourism chiefs in China are trying to attract visitors by claiming that a mountain lays eggs.

Mountain egg - allegedly /Quirky China News

Officials at Gulu village, Guizhou province, claim a cliff of Gandeng Mountain has laid more than 100 eggs, reports Guizhou Metropolis News.

They claim the eggs, as big as car tyres, appear in 'sockets' in the cliff around every two years.

Yang Shengjia, director of the local tourism bureau, said: "Another mountain egg is expected to be laid soon.

"If people, like visitors, can have long enough patience, they may view the astonishing scene of the mountain laying an egg."

Locals say each socket produces an egg every 30 years and that eggs have recently appeared in March 1999, May 2003, June 2005, March 2007 and January 2009.

Gulu Village in Guizhou, China, is renowned for a fascinating geological phenomenon known as "mountain laying eggs." This phenomenon occurs in the karst landscape of the region, where limestone formations have eroded over millions of years to create unique geological features.

The "mountain laying eggs" phenomenon refers to the appearance of large spherical or oval-shaped rocks that seem to have been "laid" by the surrounding mountains. These rocks are often found scattered across the landscape, nestled among the karst peaks and valleys of the region.

Geologists attribute the formation of these egg-like rocks to a combination of erosion, weathering, and geological processes over an extended period. The erosion of the limestone bedrock by water and wind gradually shapes the rocks into their distinctive rounded forms.

Visitors to Gulu Village can marvel at these unusual rock formations and explore the surrounding karst landscape, which is also known for its picturesque scenery, traditional villages, and cultural heritage. The "mountain laying eggs" phenomenon adds to the allure of Guizhou's natural wonders and has become a popular attraction for tourists seeking unique geological experiences.

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