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Gansu Zhangye National Geopark

The Unknown Planet: Zhangye National Geopark, Gansu, China

'Rainbow Mountains' Gansu Zhangye National Geopark
There are many color enhanced photos of the 'Rainbow Mountains' to be found in the Internet. Kind of photographic Phake newz™.
Image: unknown
The Gansu Zhangye National Geopark was voted as one of the most beautiful Danxia landform areas in China. The park might or might not be part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of China Danxia official website.

China Danxia is the name given in China to a unique type of petrographic geomorphology of landscapes formed from red-colored sandstones and influenced by endogenous forces (like uplift) and exogenous forces (like weathering and erosion), also known as "pseudo-karst" landforms.
The park is located in the northern foothills of the Qilian Mountains, near the city of Zhangye in Gansu province of China.

Image: Sandstone hills in Zhangye National Geopark
Author: Terry Wu

 
 
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