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Laoxudian: Village built with fossils

Updated:2017-08-28 16:07:44   english.yunnan.cn

You may have visited or heard of many stone villages. But you may not encounter such a village which was built with fossils. In Yunnan, there is such a village. Here, every piece of stones is more than 300 million years old.

This is Laoxidian Village in southeast Yunnan's Shiping County. It is a small village with 300 households, where the houses, the fences and even the hearths were built with fossils.

When having close-up checking around the village, one even can find fossils of leaves, bark,clamshells and spiral shells with naked eyes. According to experts, these fossils are about 375 million years old.

(This article and its matching photos are originally published on WeChat public account: 927 Tour) 

Editor: Eric Wang

Keywords:   Laoxudian Village fossils