Off southeast Fujian Provinc,in the Zhangzhou City coastal volcano scenic area,lie two magic volcanic islands-Linjin and Nanding. Though small-one 0.16 square kilometer and the other 0.07 square kilometer-they are both testimony to the movement of the earth. Studies by Chinese and foreign expels have confirmed that the islands represent the most complete and best preserved ancient volcanic geological resource-a great rarity.
The two islands were produced by repeated volcanic eruptions during the Miocene Epoch,thus their basalt rock scenery(fight page),ancient volcanic craters(above), sea-eroded lava rocks, huge volcanic necks,basalt cones,terraces, cliffs and caves are of great research value in the study of geological structures,ancient volcanoes, ancient geology, earthquakes and earth structure. Then there are the remains of ancient forests buffed for 8,000 years,and fabulous sandy beaches. In 2001, this place became one of China's first batch of geological parks and the only marine volcanic park.