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This is an imageCaoling Geopark is located at the Southeast of Yunlin in central Taiwan at the intersection of three counties: Yunlin, Chiayi and Nantou. There are multiple historical landslide events occurred in this area, which were triggered by earthquakes, typhoons and torrential rains. In 1999, the largest landslide in Taiwan’s history occurred in Caoling on the southwestern dip slope of the Geopark and covered an area of more than 4km2. That landslide created significant change in Caoling landscapes, which attracts the attention of both scientists and tourists. From North to South, there are 13 main geosites with Jhanghu Fossil Layer, Ten thousand Year Gorge, Tongxin Waterfall and Lianzhuchi Poyhole located in the North and Northwest; Shibi Pothole, Dragon Valley and Penglai Waterfall located in the Northeast; and in the south are Caoling landslide, Youqing Valley, Frog Rock, Shullien Cave Waterfall, Caoling Landslide lake sediments and Huge Cliff 
 
[1] Hsieh, Y. C., Chan, Y. C., Hu, J. C., Chen, Y. Z., Chen, R. F., Chen, M. M (2017). Tsaoling: A Natural Laboratory for the Earth surface process. 2017 International Geopark Conference in Taiwan.
[2] Lin, J. C., Su, S. C. (2019). Geoparks of Taiwan. Their development and Prospects for a Sustainable Future