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The South China Karst is a unique and scenic geographical formation located in the southern part of China. It encompasses a large area of karst landscapes, including towering peaks, deep valleys, and large sinkholes, as well as numerous caves, rivers, and underground streams. The South China Karst is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognized for its outstanding beauty and geological significance.

The South China Karst is formed by the erosion of limestone and dolomite rock over millions of years, resulting in the formation of unique landscapes such as towering cliffs, massive sinkholes, and deep valleys. The area is known for its impressive caves, including the Swallow Cave, which is one of the largest cave systems in the world, and the Wind Cave, which is famous for its unique rock formations and underground rivers.

The South China Karst is also home to a diverse array of plant and animal life, including many species that are found nowhere else in the world. The region is considered an important habitat for many endangered species, including the Chinese alligator, the Chinese giant salamander, and the South China tiger.