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Zhangye Danxia Geopark, Linze County

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Geologic Formation Nature / Park
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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  • Wow, totally amazing. Get here in the morning to see the colours light up - it was a little wet and cold so take some warm clothes just in case. I went on a Friday and it was relatively quiet. After b...  more »
  • It is really an interesting place, but not amazing like on pictures! Please, note the important nuance - the colours are really bright like on pictures only after the rain! So when you plan a trip the...  more »
  • From the west station of Zhangye ("xi zhan") you can take a public bus for 10 yuan. It takes about 1 hour, the entrance fee is 40 yuan plus 20 for the bus which is, of course, mandatory, and brings yo...  more »