A Kaleidoscope of Colors awaits you at the Danxia National Geological Park, China

Known as the “eye candy of Zhangye”, Danxia National Geological Park can be described as a humongous masterpiece splashed with colors with the mountains serving as its canvas. Words cannot describe its beauty and magnificence which will definitely blow you away.

Danxia National Geological Park is located about thirty minutes from Zhangye, a city located in Gansu Province, China. The city is an attraction by itself as it was the center of the Hexi Corridor, a historical route stretching for some 1,000 kilometers which was heavily used by traders and the military during the ancient times. Aside from the Danxia National Geological Park, its other attractions include the Great Buddha Temple which houses the largest indoor reclining Buddha in China, the Mati Temple which features 500 grottoes, the Zhangye Wetland Museum, Nanhu Park, Minqin Guild Hall, and the Blackwater National Site. You can take the train from Shanghai, Xian and Lanzhou, by bus from Wuwei, Lanzhou and Yinchuan, or by flying into the Zhangye Airport which has regular flights from Xian and Zhangte via Lanzhou, which serves as a link to the major cities of China.

Nothing can prepare you to the beauty and grandeur of the mountains in Danxia National Geological Park. Formed by the erosion of red sandstones, the Zhangye Danxia landscapes feature a dizzying array of red cliffs, towering peaks, cave halls, stone halls, and multi-colored ridges as far as your eyes can see. The rock layers have different sizes, textures, colors, and patterns. The park has four viewing platforms which are about five miles apart, where you are afforded different views of the landscapes.  It is best visited in the morning or at dusk when its color changes.

This eye-popping natural wonder is worth the travel. Pictures do not do justice to its beauty. Consult your travel agent, and be on your way to the Danxia National Geological Park. 

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