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. 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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183 reviews
  • August 7, 2017
    Nice place to visit. I'd recommend to walk there (and not take shuttle bus), if you have time. But as everywhere in China, a lot of people. Btw stay overnight in nearby yurts, KaoShan Luxury Tent (jus...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Called 'seven-colored mountain' in Chinese, this place is absolutely amazing. The newly-built visitor center is nice and clean. From there, one can either take the regular shuttle bus which makes stop...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    This colorful and natural landform is the main attraction of Zhangye. This attraction is not for someone who does not like the outdoors and nature. It is pretty hot, especially during the summer month...  more »

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