By Arjun Mukherjea
The Li River is located in Guangxi Zhuang, China. The Li River is a very popular tourist attraction for people who want to have a cruise. It allows them to see all of the landscape features around the river. I am focusing on the features around the river. In particular, the Mural Hill.
The main structure that I am focusing of the features around the river is the Nine Horse Nine Fresco Hill (Mural Hill), as it shows clearly how it has been developed. As you can see (on the picture), the Mural Hill has been developed by the dissolution of soluble bedrocks, thus creating this structure. The weathering zone is green, which is a moderate chemical with frost action. It may be very fragile in geographical terms, but it does create a very pretty sight. The main agent of erosion here is water. It was also formed by the erosion of rainwater and river water from the clouds and the Li River. However, this doesn’t just happen over a few days. It takes thousands of years to erode a mountain like this. Finally, there is lots of transportation of minerals and other salts from the river to the mountain. This links up with the fact that the river carries many rocks and stones that are deposited on the edge of the mountain.
The diagram shows that most of the hills made by the dissolution of bedrock have a source of water, in our case, it’s the Li River, and it also shows how when it rains, the rain causes cracks in the ground, thanks to chemical weathering.
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