The colorful mountains of Zhangye Danxia in China

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Although it was not on the list of the most desired destinations by travelers that we showed you yesterday, the truth is that the colorful mountains of the Zhangye Danxia Geological Park they are a show that everyone should see once in a lifetime.

Actually, in the south and northeast of China there are many prominent rock formations with very accentuated reliefs (they are what is known as "Danxia"), although the most spectacular are those of Zhangye. And as you can see for yourself in the images that we offer you in our gallery, the landscape seems different planet. Will you join us to discover the colorful mountains of Zhangye Danxia?

The formation of the colored mountains

The Zhangye Danxia Geological Park, which stretches for about 300 square kilometers, is located in a climate zone with little rainfall. The colors random in the mountain strata they were formed by successive deposits of minerals of various pigmentation in the rock layers. Millions of years later, the Indo-Australian collision and the Eurasian tectonic plate caused the ripples in the relief, which includes deep cliffs, sharp peaks, eroded caves ...

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World Heritage

This Chinese geological park has the highest concentration of different colored pigments in stone in the world and, as you can imagine, it has been extensively studied by geologists due to the opportunities it offers to understand the movements and dynamics of the Earth. Since 2010, it has also been considered by the Unesco as a World Heritage Site.

Like colored jars of sand

Many travelers who visit the site agree on the same thing: it is the closest thing to colored sand jars, although in scale real. Does it remind you of it too? We leave you with some beautiful images of these colorful mountains. Do not miss it!

China, Colourful mountains of the Zhangye Danxia Geopark, 12K aerial 360 video (November 2022)

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