Out in the desert of Northwest China’s Gansu Province lies some of the most unique geological formations in the world. Topping the list for uniqueness without a doubt is the Zhangye Danxia National Geopark, among which lies the Rainbow Mountains, a colorful display of layered rock hills formed over 24 million years of natural erosion. The sand and mudstone mountains that make up the geopark are like nature’s sand art. Brilliant colorful stripes lay in perfect lines rolling over the many peaks and valleys of the landscape. It’s truly an incredible sight and one that we can say with confidence is absolutely the coolest place we’ve ever seen in China. To see this incredible sight for yourself, check out our Rainbow Mountains Travel Guide.
Allow these photos to inspire you as you plan your next (or first) trip to China!
Inspired to see China’s Rainbow Mountains for yourself? Plan your trip to Zhangye and get one step closer to taking in the magic with your own eyes! It’s 110% worth the trip, guaranteed!
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