Zhangye Danxia Geopark, Linze County

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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. Plan to see Zhangye Danxia Geopark and other attractions that appeal to you using our Linze County online travel planner .
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  • We went there near late October so the crowds, though still significant, was already considered small by their standard. The peak is during summer to the Golden week of China during the first week of ...  more »
  • I agree with the previous review, this park is fabulous in terms of beauty, the mountains are amazing, do abstraction retouched photos that can be found on the internet... However it's a little Disneyland effect to Chinese, roads paved, everything is clean, continuous music, toilets in all directions, the place has lost its wild side... Takes the magic! For photographers, I advise you rather to go late in the day in the morning, you will get advantage of a less aggressive light or do the morning and in the evening if you have time! Ride a bus from Zhangye, as in all of China, it is easy to use public transport and they are many.
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  • I was very skeptical about the extremely bright colors of pictures of Danxia Landform on Google. I was sure that they were touched up. So when I actually saw it, my jaws dropped in amazement! I went i...  more »

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