The red waves of Zhanye’s Danxia Mountains in Gansu Province

Zhangye Danxia Landform is concentrated predominantly in Linze and Sunan counties in Gansu Province.

It is both the largest and the most typical of China’s arid area danxia landforms. Because of aridity, the Zhangye Danxia Landform differs from that of south China. It is very dry and desolate, without any vegetation, so geologists call this “window lattice and palace-shaped Danxia topography”.

In addition, the Danxia landform has gorgeous colors due to the organic sediments. You can see various colors, like red, yellow, orange, green, white, black, gray, etc, making the place so colorful and splendid.

Zhangye Danxia Landform is surrounded by colorful hills, which seem to rise and fall like waves: with rock strata of different colors mixed in graceful disarray, it is an imposing and magnificent sight. The Zhangye’s palace danxia formations and its colorful hills cover about 300 square kilometers.

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