Marvel at the unique landforms in Zhangye, China

The Danxia landform in Zhangye is widely distributed, spectacular, unique in shape, and colorful. It is the most typical and largest Danxia landform landscape in China's arid areas, with high scientific research and tourism value.

Binggou Danxia Scenic Area

Binggou Danxia Scenic Area is located in Sunan Yugur Autonomous County, Zhangye. It is a natural scenic area mainly characterized by red palace-like Danxia landforms. Compared with the nearby Zhangye Danxia Landform Scenic Area (also known as Colorful Danxia), the color of the Danxia here is relatively monotonous with less variation. However, the most distinctive feature is the unique shapes of Danxia landforms here, with various styles and magnificent scales. Moreover, this area was developed relatively late, so there are fewer tourists compared to the Colorful Danxia, creating a quieter and more tranquil environment for sightseeing and leisure. One of the "Ten Geological Wonders of the World," it resembles a red planet hidden deep in the imagination.
Nearly upright rock layers are folded on one side, resulting from differential weathering of the rock layers. The relatively hard brown sandstone, due to its strong resistance to weathering, remains at the top of the colorful monocline. Against the backdrop of gently sloping rock layers on the east side, one can see the Linghun Purgatory emerge from the mountains from afar, observing the sea of fire without knowing the years; the golden fiery eyes witness the rise and fall, witnessing countless changes in the course of time.
Upright and towering sandstones, like an ancient castle ruins deep in the earth, stand abruptly on the ground, known as the "Little Potala Palace." Such a formation develops through the combined effects of water erosion and wind erosion. The differences in rock hardness lead to variations in wind erosion, resulting in the formation of many layered platforms with relative heights of 10 to 30 meters, creating a fantastic castle-like appearance. Due to the arid climate, there is not much vegetation covering the rocks, making them appear more rugged and rough.

Seven-colored Danxia Scenic Area

Danxia landform belongs to the red bed landform, which refers to the red sandstone being weathered and eroded by water for a long time, forming isolated peaks and steep cliffs and strange rocks. It is a general term for various Danxia peaks developed along vertical joints in thick red sand and conglomerate layers. It is mainly developed in the horizontal or gently inclined red strata from Jurassic to Tertiary. This landform is most typical in Danxia Mountain in northern Guangdong, so it is called Danxia landform.

Danxia National Geological Park - Tourist bus pick-up point

Visit the Danxia National Geological Park along with the sightseeing bus to enjoy the magnificent sights.