The rainbow mountains scene makes it one of the most beautiful Danxia landform attraction in China. Zhangye Danxia National Geopark also represents typical colorful rock formations in China. Danxia landscape in this site is well-developed and covering a wide range of mountains, at the same time offering a large varieties of different landscape models. It is recognized as “The Eye Candy of Zhangye”.
This site is popular among photographers, many popular movies and tv shows such as ‘A Woman, A Gun And A Noodle Shop’ 三枪拍案惊奇 and ‘The Sun Also Rises’ 太阳照常升起, were filmed in Zhangye Danxia Geopark because of its beautiful scene.
There are 2 core attractions in Zhangye Danxia Park:
Binggou Scenic Spot 冰沟景区 and Colorful Hills Scenic Spot 彩色丘陵景区
Directions of Getting There
Zhangye Ganzhou Airport (Zhangye Southeast Air Base) [YZY]
Zhangye Railway Station or Zhangye Railway West Station (for high speed rail Gaotie)
From Zhangye City, you’ll have to head to Zhangye West Bus Station and take a shuttle from there to Zhangye Danxia National Geopark.
At Zhangye Railway Station, Route 1 to Zhangye city center, alight at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC Bank) 工商银行站 and transfer Route 4 and alight at Zhangye West bus station 汽车西站.
At Zhangye Railway West Station, take Route 22 and alight at City Hall 市政府站, transfer Route 3 and alight at Xiguanpen Stop 西关盘旋路站 and walk 100m to Zhangye West Bus Station 张掖汽车西站.
From Zhangye West Bus Station you can take the bus to Danxia Geopark, ride for 30 minutes, around ￥20.