China Danxia is a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China.
They are characterized by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. These rugged landscapes have helped to conserve sub-tropical broad-leaved evergreen forests, and host many species of flora and fauna, about 400 of which are considered rare or threatened.
Below you will find an incredible gallery of these painted landscapes in Southern China along with additional information from UNESCO about China Danxia. Enjoy!
It’s time for an inspiring visit to the Department of Totally Awesome Coiffures. These portraits were all taken in Japan at a salon called “Trick Store,” which is located in the impressively hip Amerikamura or “Ame-mura” district of Osaka.
These are all amazing heads of hair, but we’re particularly delighted by the top three photos which feature an adorable style called “Ripe Tomato” (“kanjuku tomato” or 完熟トマト), created by a Trick Store stylist known as “Hiro.”
Head over to Kotaku to view more of Trick Store’s fantastic hairdos.