Seriously, look at those flat rock formations: that’s all undisturbed sedimentary rocks that have accumulated over a vast amount of geologic time. Of course there are fossils in there! (Bonus points if you can spot the cirques; here’s more geological background.)
Here’s a bit more about the dinosaurs. To show how far out in the wilderness this geopark is, note the hope expressed that they won’t need much helicopter support:
For today’s geopark, believe it or not, we need to start out on Mars!
“Yardang” doesn’t sound like a typical scientific term (in English, anyway), and it isn’t. It’s Ugyur for the same type of rock formation on Earth, and it was first used by geologists to describe these desert features near Dunhaung in China.
I am not sure if everything in this video is part of the San’in Kaigan Geopark, but it certainly conveys the general feel of the place.
Daisen last erupted in the Pleistocene, per the Global Volcanism Program.
I like it that UNESCO geoparks include the human aspects of places, too.
Featured image: Hashi Photo, CC BY 3.0 DE