Zhangye Danxia Landform Park is about 40 kilometers away from Zhangye City center. The landscape is appraised and elected by Chinese National Geography in "Beauty China" campaign as the No. 6 "China's most beautiful seven Danxia".
Zhangye Danxia Landform Park is amazing and imposing, since it has the unusual shapes and the gorgeous colors. The overall range of the Danxia Landform is about 10 square kilometers. There you can see many bright colors like red, yellow, orange, green, white which can be seen everywhere. Those colors decorate the numerous trenches and hills colorfully, which make people stunned by the miracle of the nature.
Danxia Landform has strange shape, bright color and tremendous momentum. Danxia landform is the different and special nature landform which has separate peaks and precipitous fantastic rocks. This kind of distinct nature landform is formed by long weathering, stripping and water erosion. Danxia landform is formed and developed during the Jurassic Period and the tertiary period about 2 million years ago.
Besides, Zhange Danxia Landform is a paradise for photographers as its scenery in every angle is a beautiful picture of the world. It is also a perfect place to admire the unique geological landform in Zhangye City. It is one of the largest and best China Danxia landform with richest landscape modeling.
07:00 - 18:00 in summer
07:30 - 17:00 in winter
Recommended Time for a Visit: One Hour to three hours
Location: Linze County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province, China
For rented vehicle: renting vehicle to Danxia park from Zhangye is the most convenient way.
For small group: a Zhangye taxi to Danxia park round way trip may usually charge about CNY150 - 200. For group of 2 - 3 people, it will be a great choice. It will spend you 1 hour one way.
For middle/large size group: you can also choose taxi renting. Another recommended way will be booking a transfer service from a travel agent. Transfer service from agents can offer you a better vehicle choice and more flexible sightseeing time for visiting the park.
Recommended time to take the picture: Most of the dramatic ones are taken late in the afternoon (maybe 2-4 hours before sunset) on a clear and sunny day. If you are lucky enough, the ideal period will be a fine day after raining. The fine weather after raining brings stronger light to make the color of Danxia Mountain more fantastic!