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Zhangye Danxia Geopark

Linze County, Gansu 734200 China

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“Multicolored mountains!”

One look at the pictures of these multicolored mountains might have you screaming "photoshop!", but believe it or not, they're 100% real, and you can even visit them yourself. The technicolor mountains are actually part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. The incredible natural formations were created over the course of 24 million years, as brightly colored layers of minerals and sandstone were crushed together under the earth, only to be pushed to the surface as the tectonic plates shifted. The park is such a cherished part of the world that it's even been designated as a UNESCO Heritage Site: China Danxia is the name given in China to landscapes developed on continental red terrigenous sedimentary beds influenced by endogenous forces (including uplift) and exogenous forces (including weathering and erosion). The inscribed site comprises six areas found in the sub-tropical zone of south-west China. They are characterized by spectacular red cliffs and a range of erosional landforms, including dramatic natural pillars, towers, ravines, valleys and waterfalls. These rugged landscapes have helped to conserve sub-tropical broad-leaved evergreen forests, and host many species of flora and fauna, about 400 of which are considered rare or threatened.

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Zhangye Danxia Geopark

Linze County
734200 China


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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