Zhangye #3 – Danxia

The second big draw in Zhangye is the Danxia park. These are China’s rainbow mountains, so called because the multicolored layered sediment forms rainbow stripes. It’s more just the upper half of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow) and not so much the bottom half. It’s considered one of China’s most spectacular natural wonders. The geography here really is super impressive, and it’s very beautiful and unique. Inside the park you take shuttle busses to lots of different Vistas where you can admire different mountains from different angles. I came here the same day as Matti Si (in my previous post). Being able to see these two very different, but both exceptional, places in one day was pretty amazing.

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