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Zhangye Danxia Geopark, Linze County

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Geologic Formation
Look out toward the sweeping rainbow hues of Zhangye Danxia Geopark, a national park known for its unusual rock formations. Set in the northern foothills of the Qilian Mountains, the rock formations' multicolored palette is due to deposits of sandstone, slowly eroded over hundreds of thousands of years. Make your way via the park's sightseeing cars to four carefully placed viewing platforms. Due to the absence of nearby shops, bring water, as well as a scarf to protect your face from strong sandstone winds. Morning and early evening offer the most dramatic views. By using our Linze County family vacation planner, you can arrange your visit to Zhangye Danxia Geopark and other attractions in Linze County.
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  • The Zhangye "Rainbow Mountains" is a bit off the well traveled path but definitely worth a visit! Hiring a cab is absolutely necessary if you don't have a car, all the best attractions are quite far f...  more »
  • Excellent Park, prepared to cross it by bus, with stops at the different viewpoints. I recommend that for which is going to travel independently go early, because the return of buses to Zhangye is up to 17 pm.
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  • After seeing pictures on the internet, I decided that It’s a view I should see in person. And I totally did not regret my decision.! The beautiful spectrum of colors is formed by the different mineral...  more »