The megacity of Chongqing in southwest China, is to start the building of a Jurassic Dinosaur Park this year.

According to the Chongqing Municipal Planning and Natural Resources Bureau, Yunyang county is to apply to construct a National Geopark and has already obtained Chongqing municipal’s approval of the Pu’an Dinosaur Geopark.

The county also plans to build a dinosaur fossil site in the excavation area, as well as a dinosaur theme park with various rides, a dinosaur fossil museum and research base. The Jurassic Dinosaur Park will become another large-scale geopark for Chongqing, alongside the Longgang National Geopark, a much-loved tourist attraction in the city.

The research base at the site will study the movement of dinosaurs from the late early Jurassic era to early middle Jurassic era.