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China’s Rainbow-Colored Zhangye Danxia Landform

China’s Rainbow-Colored Zhangye Danxia Landform

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The intensely colorful ripples of the Zhangye Danxia Landform are out-of-this-world indeed.

These extraordinary mountains also known as the “Red Stone Park” exists in Zhangye, in the Gansu province, China. It is a famous tourist destination in the region and is one of UNESCO’s remarkable World Heritage Sites.

The Danxia Landform is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology made of reddish sandstone and conglomerate which dates back to the Cretaceous period 70-90 million years ago. Layers of red sandstone eroded over time to form a series of curvaceous mountains with an occasional unusual rock formation.

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Tourists enjoy scenic walks and boat rides in the park, as well as tours to the numerous temples in the area.

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