Colorful Chinese mountains: Zhangye Danxia

It seems that the day when the Earth decided to create this landscape, it was celebrating a party. Or perhaps the person in charge of designing the simple slopes of a remote region, to the north of what would be China, had planned to amaze visitors with something exceptional.

In any case, it joined together all the rock layers of colors imaginable in one place, specifically in the area known as Zhangye Danxia, thus achieving what is perhaps the greatest gathering of different pigments in natural stone in the world:

Incredible image, almost surreal. it's not exaggerating to say that it looks like something out of a fairy tale.
Image Mohsin A. Soomro

Bottle of sand
This is the closest thing to those bottles of colored sand beach, but full scale.
Image Silk Road Angel Tours

Zhangye Danxia
The hills glow brighter right after rainfall, which is the best time to capture these intense colors.
Image Silk Road Angel Tours

Gansu Province
The topography of the area includes steep cliffs, sharp peaks and eroded caves.
Image Silk Road Angel Tours

Zhangye Danxia Geopark
There is a bus running through the park to get from one viewpoint to another.
Image Lijadili

Danxia China
It must be explained that Danxia is not a place, but the name of a type of landscape found in China, characterized by prominent boulders and steep cliffs. It is similar to karst rocks, but formed by layers of conglomerate instead of compact blocks of rock. Image Ray Tsang

Zhangye Danxia
Danxia landforms are found only in China and often have a characteristic reddish color.
Image Gudi&Cris

Mount Danxia
Zhangye Danxia shouldn't be confused with other places such as the so-called China Danxia ensemble, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Image KM Cheng



Anonymous said...

An-Nahl : 13

And [He has subjected] whatever He multiplied for you on the earth of varying colors. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who remember.

Anonymous said...

Unbelievably awesome!!!!!!!!!!!


Wow ..wonderful Nature

Anonymous said...

I just took a look see of the province, Gansa. I must so there someday. I want to glimpse at the sunsets and awake to the sound of the morning, with my coffee.

Ra Moon said...

By the way, this post is also available in Russian here

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