Zhang Ye


Zhangye Danxia Geopark


Zhangye Danxia Geopark, at the north foot of Qilian Mountain, 30 km to the south Linze County, is the only compound district of Danxia landform and colorful hills in China, which has a value of scientific research and sightseeing and is voted as one of “The Most Beautiful Danxia Landform”.


In China, total number of Danxia Landform is 790. Their distributions are centered in 26 provinces in the southeast, the southwest as well as arid areas in the sorthwest where Danxia landform in Zhangye is the most typical and the largest one, and also one of the areas whose growth is the best and models are the richest.


Thousands of cliffs and hills here all appear bright rouge and reddish-brown, presenting a marvelous Danxia landform——“splendid like Lilium concolor Salisb, bright like rosy clouds”. In local minority language this striking scenery is described as “Rouge Mountain”. Many movies, such as the famous movie director Zhang Yimou’s A Simple Noodle Story, and Jiang Wen’s The Sun Also Rises, were shot here.



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