Zhangye Travel Guide

The small city of Zhangye in central Gansu province is best known for the awe-inspiring geological landforms of Zhangye National Geopark, often named by the media as one of the most beautiful sights in China. The surreal, multicolored landscape is formed of sandstone, laid down by sedimentation over millions of years and shaped into dramatic peaks and troughs by erosion. The parks are criss-crossed with paths and viewing platforms, and there is a bus that travels a set route between the viewing platforms if you would prefer not to walk. The most popular place to see the peaks, Linze Danxia Scenic Area, is around 40km away from Zhangye city (around a one and a half hour drive).

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