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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  • Both the Binggou Danxia and Qicai Danxia areas are worth the time and effort to visit. The rock formations are spectacular. Expect to walk a lot, but the weather was cool (15 degC, May '18) when I vis...  more »
  • Gansu province Zhang relief and said, Red Earth like with paint stripes on picturesque landscapes. And Dan Xia (danxia) means "word which means mist red shine the light of day, clouds, sunsets clouds'. In China some similar terrain, there is a world heritage site.
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  • Interesting landscape- very unique mineral formations and worth a visit if you are passing through Zhangye. The quality of the pictures and the colors of the mountains are highly weather and time depe...  more »
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