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Travel Tips in Zhangye(张掖), China


Jul 21, 2020

Introduction to key scenic spots

Zhangye Danxia(张掖丹霞山)

It is located at the northern foot of Qilian(祁连) Mountains, 30 kilometers south of Linze County, Zhangye City. It is one of the regions with the largest and best developed Danxia landforms and the most abundant landforms in China. It is a Chinese colored Danxia and window lattice shape. The typical representative of palace-style Danxia.

Opening hours: 7:00-18:00 in summer, 7:30-17:00 in winter

Binggou Danxia(冰沟丹霞)

Binggou Danxia (冰沟丹霞)Scenic Area is an important part of Zhangye Danxia National Geopark. It is mainly distributed in Sunan County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province. The total area of the scenic area is 300 square kilometers, and the core tourist area occupies about 120 square kilometers. It is the most typical Danxia landform in arid regions in China, and it is also one of the most complete and peculiar Danxia landforms in China.

Opening hours: 6:30 AM-6:30 PM

3.Pingshan Lake Grand Canyon

Zhangye Pingshan Lake Grand Canyon is about 60 kilometers away from the urban area of Zhangye. It is by far the closest compound tourist attraction of natural wonders, canyon exploration, geological research, ethnic customs, and cross-country driving to the city in China. It is the Zhangye Landform Grand View Garden One of the most beautiful landscapes in China! It has been praised by “Chinese Geography Magazine” and well-known geologists and tourists at home and abroad as “comparable to Zhangjiajie”, “comparable to the Grand Canyon of Colorado”, and a new discovery on the Silk Road!

Opening hours: peak season: 5:00 AM -10:00 PM off-season: 7:00-19:00

04.Zhangye Big Buddha Temple

Opening hours: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM in summer

05.Zhangye Horseshoe Temple

Horseshoe Temple is located in Sunan Yugu Autonomous County, Zhangye City. It was originally built in Beiliang. It was named after the legendary Tianma has horseshoe prints on drinking water here. Mati Temple is 65 kilometers north of Zhangye City. It is a tourist area integrating grotto art, Qilian Mountain scenery and Yugu customs. There are more than 70 cave niches in the grottoes.

Opening hours: 8:00 AM-18:00 PM

06 Shandan Army Horse-breeding Farm

Shandan Army Horse-breeding Farm is located at Damaying Grassland on the northern slope of Lenglong Peak of Qilian Mountains in the center of Hexi Corridor. Spanning over Gansu and Qinghai provinces and bordering three cities or prefectures and six counties, the farm covers a total area of 3.295 million mu.

It is the oldest royal horse farm in the world and used to be Asia’s largest army horse-breeding farm, and world’s second-largest only after Don Horse Farm of Soviet Union. Shandan Farm now is the largest in the world as the Don Horse Farm has dissolved.

Opening hours: open all day

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