Photograph by Brent Deverman
Petrified Trees have been shipped to Shenzhen China’s Fairy Lake Botanical Garden to make the world’s largest Petrified Forest. A great place to have a Jurassic family picnic. Dress like the Flintstones for maximum fun.
Built in 1997, the forest covers 20,000 square metres (4.94 acres) with a variety of 500 Coniferopsida woods from Liaoning, Xinjiang and Inner Mongolia. These fossil trees came to being in the Mesozoic era (150 to 70 million years ago). It was the golden age of cone type plants’ revolution when tall trees were buried deep underground in the fierce crustal movements and became the fossil we see today.
Petrified Forest in Fairy Lake Botanical Garden is by far the one and only massive off site preserved fossil forest in the world.
Fossil Forest Area also includes Paleontological Museum and Peach Garden.
Photograph of Paleontological Museum by nipic.com
Paleontological Museum is a multifunctional museum that collects researches and displays the fossil samples of animals and plants. You won’t miss it as the museum is shaped like a skeleton of a giant dinosaur. Over 9,000 fossil samples are collected in the museum. Three exhibition areas are available: Fossil Wood exhibition area, Animal Fossils exhibition area and Plant Fossils exhibition area. It is a great place to take your kids to see dinosaurs in Shenzhen.
Photograph by 1daor.com
How to get here:
In Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, walk past the lake on Eleven Arches Bridge, and you shall find it right next to the Peach Garden.
Hours & Fee
9:00A.M. to 5:00P.M. (Closed on Mondays)
Covered by 20RMB Botanical Garden Entrance Fee
If you wish to learn about the origin and history of life, this petrified forest will not fail you!