Picture of the Day: Zhangye Danxia Landform

9 years, 1 month ago - April 18, 2013
Zhangye Danxia Landform is concentrated predominantly in Linze and Sunan counties in Gansu Province. It is both the largest and the most typical of China's arid area danxia landforms. Because of aridity, the Zhangye Danxia Landform differs from that of south China. It is very dry and desolate, without any vegetation, so geologists call this "window lattice and palace-shaped Danxia topography”.

Zhangye Danxia Landform is surrounded by colorful hills, which seem to rise and fall like waves: with rock strata of different colors mixed in graceful disarray, it is an imposing and magnificent sight. The Zhangye's palace danxia formations and its colorful hills cover about 300 square kilometers.

Its character is unique in China, so it was nominated by the "China National Geographic" as the top 7 Danxia Landforms in the country.

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