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Zhangye Danxia Geopark

30km South of the County, Linze County 734200, China
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Absolutely stunning.

Wow, totally amazing. Get here in the morning to see the colours light up - it was a little wet... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Not so colourful as on pictures!

It is really an interesting place, but not amazing like on pictures! Please, note the important... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Irina B
Moscow, Russia
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30km South of the County, Linze County 734200, China
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, totally amazing. Get here in the morning to see the colours light up - it was a little wet and cold so take some warm clothes just in case. I went on a Friday and it was relatively quiet. After buying entrance ticket there...More

Thank Aussyrunner
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is really an interesting place, but not amazing like on pictures! Please, note the important nuance - the colours are really bright like on pictures only after the rain! So when you plan a trip there, keep this fact in mind to recieve the...More

Thank Irina B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the west station of Zhangye ("xi zhan") you can take a public bus for 10 yuan. It takes about 1 hour, the entrance fee is 40 yuan plus 20 for the bus which is, of course, mandatory, and brings you between an observation point...More

2  Thank elenastefanin
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This place is basically taking the best of many of the spots in Arizona and thrown into one area, it's worth spending a whole day if your into photography. It's among the most impressive geological parks I've been to ( which includes most of the...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Visited in May, sunny day with temp 27-30'c . Beautiful landscape. Took bus. There are 9 stops (view point) as I remember. We took no 1,5 and 7 as we were told that those are the prettiest ones. Should visit this amazing place.

Thank Y-Komar
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Danxia landforms park was one of the best places I have seen in my life. Absolutely recommended. Beautiful colorful mountains are located near Zhangye city in Gansu Province. We have been there at the end of April and views was perfect. We recommend to stay...More

Thank Arcadio3
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Danxia rainbow mountains as part of out tour organized by Richard Yue. The advantage of visiting the park with him was not only having him drive our family and take us to decent restaurants, but he explained a lot about the geology...More

Thank Gwatine
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Zhangye "Rainbow Mountains" is a bit off the well traveled path but definitely worth a visit! Hiring a cab is absolutely necessary if you don't have a car, all the best attractions are quite far from Zhangye city. We booked a very nice driver...More

6  Thank MadelineH00
Reviewed 16 January 2017

After seeing pictures on the internet, I decided that It’s a view I should see in person. And I totally did not regret my decision.! The beautiful spectrum of colors is formed by the different mineral content in the landform. There are various viewpoints (I...More

2  Thank yEeVoNy25
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a must-see if you are in Zhangye. A bus from the city costs 10 yuan and takes about an hour, on arrival you will be dropped off on the main road and have to walk half a mile or so to get to...More

5  Thank SinophileLuton
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Hello Richard Thanks for the information. I understand that there is also possibility to fly with ballon over the park. Any idea how to get there? Thanks Avigdor
25 May 2017|
Response from SinophileLuton | Reviewed this property |
I can't be certain but I think they operate from one of the stopping areas for the attraction buses, the one the helicopter uses.
Hello! I'm planning to visit the famous rainbow mountains end of april, as it is a bit far, I was wondering if weather wise it's worth going. I don't want to spend 18h on a train and get to see nothing because of rain. Thanks for the advice ;) Laura
3 April 2017|
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Response from yEeVoNy25 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, I was there during Oct 2016 and I was caught in a pretty heavy rain. However, the rain darkens the color of the mountains and the color spectrum is even more vibrant.! So do not be disheartened by the rain, you'll... More