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Zhangye City along Silk Road

 2014-05-21    Selina Ou    Sights    Zhangye    3043  

For most people, the Silk Road is a dream to them as the Silk Road has the best tourism resources to discover the best of China. Along the Silk Road, you will enjoy gorgeous natural scenery, inspiring historical and cultural relics, unique culture and exotic customs of ethnics along the route. Those cities the Silk Road passes by try their best to present their best scenery and sites for the specific description of the uniqueness and mystery of the Silk Road. And Zhangye City is one of those excellent cities along Silk Road.

Zhangye City belongs to Gansu Province. It is located in the northwest of Gansu and the middle of Hexi Corridor. As a historical and culture city as well as an excellent tourism city, Zhangye stands out by its long history, glorious culture, alluring natural scenery, and unique places of historical interest.

Though Zhangye has a continental arid climate because of the location in inner northwest China, it has advantageous geographical of Qilian Mountains and Hehe River. Zhangye actually has flat and fertile fields, making it great to plant crops and fruits. Thus, Zhangye has typical oasis scenery among desert and has been reputed as “frontier Jiangnan”.

As one of the most important cities along Silk Road, Zhangye has its own featured natural scenery and historical sites. It has the most gorgeous Danxia landscape, the alluring ecological urban wetland, the most beautiful rape flowers in northwest China, the largest military horse farm, the unique Yugu ethnic culture and custom, the magnificent and imposing scenery of Qilian Mountains, also landscapes of Gobi and iceberg.

There are really a lot to enjoy when travel to Zhangye. Giant Buddha Temple is one of the important historical sites along Silk Road. It is an iconic architecture for Zhangye City. The Giant Buddha Temple is also called Sleeping Buddha Temple as it has the largest sleeping Buddha in China which is 35 meters long. The temple is a great place to learn more about Buddhism in ancient times.

Zhangye Danxia Geographical National Park is a must see attraction when travel to Zhangye. The magnificent and majestic Danxia landform there charms people for its impressive grandness, spectacular of unique shapes and rich colors. Zhangye Danxia landform, this geographical wonder created by the nature, is a feast to the eyes and has been admired by numerous visitors.

The Shandan Military Horse Farm is another great destination for Zhangye tour. It is located on the north of the towering Qilian Mountain and is the largest military horse farm in Asia. The military horse not only has attractive natural scenery in the four seasons setting with Qilian Mountain, also is has interesting entertainment like horse-riding and horse races. At the same time, Shandan Military Horse Farm is a famous film base in China.

Also the Heihe River Wetland Park, Wenshu Temple, Mati Temple, Zhenyuan Tower and Yanzhishan Forest Park are popular attractions in Zhangye. If Silk Road tour is something you should not miss when travel to China, Zhangye City is the city should not be missed along Silk Road.

Heihe River Wetland Park

Mati Temple

Wenshu Temple

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