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Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

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Introduction to Zhangye National Danxia Geological Park (张掖丹霞地质公园)

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is located at northern foot of the Qilian Mountain, Linze County of Zhangye in northwestern China’s Gansu Province. Covering an area of 510 square kilometers, the park is a major tourist attraction in Zhangye and also a popular scenic spot along the Silk Road.

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is themed at colorful rock formations which is a unique geological phenomenon. The Danxia landforms with the unusual colors are formed as a result of millions of years of accumulated and oxidized red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years. When the resulting layer cakes are formed, it take wind, rain and time as the artistic engraver to carve various formations. Some are smooth, while some are sharp. Precipitous cliffs are found, and deep valleys are often seen. Wired shapes including natural pillars, towers, ravines and waterfalls that are in different color, texture, shape, and pattern are what to explore.

The Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is really a masterpiece made by nature. The site was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2010. The park is quite large, so there are sightseeing cars available within the park. For better exploration the park has built four viewing platforms in different places so that tourists can appreciate different landscapes.

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Zhangye, Gansu Province

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Travel Information

Admission Fee: 54 Yuan  
Opening Hours: 7:00AM - 7:00PM
Best Time to Visit: Zhangye National Danxia Geological Park is suitable to visit all year round.

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Main Sights

Colorful Hills

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Travel Tips 

1.Do try to avoid visiting the Zhangye Danxia Geological Park during the summer holidays and Golden Week in October.

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