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China’s Rainbow Mountain

Zhangye Danxia park

Zhangye Danxia park (Photo credit: Evgeni Zotov)

Danxia, Zhangye, Gansu

Danxia, Zhangye, Gansu (Photo credit: timzachernuk)






There are some unbelievable natural formations located all around the globe.  Due to distances involved, many of us never have the chance to visit these sites.

The following photos display a mountain range called “Rainbow Mountain” located in China.  I thought you might enjoy seeing these photos.

The mountains are part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in China. Layers of different colored sandstone and minerals were pressed together over 24 million years and then buckled up by tectonic plates.

 I hope you enjoy these as much as I did. 🙂

There’s a similar formation in British Columbia called the Rainbow Range formed from a mixture of volcanic rock and various minerals.

While the photos are certainly incredible, there could be some slight photo manipulation going on to make the colors pop a bit more than they would naturally. This Flickr photo could be a more accurate representation, but still, the mountains are amazing


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5 comments on “China’s Rainbow Mountain

  1. drewdog2060drewdog2060
    October 29, 2013

    I visited China in 2008. While there I enjoyed climbing several mountains. As someone who hates crowds the crowded cities where quite a strain. However the retreat into the mountains was a welcome restbite from the heaving cities. China is certainly a fascinating country and is well worth a visit.


    • Judy
      October 30, 2013

      Thanks for commenting. I haven’t been to China but I think it’s a fascinating country too. So much history. Cheers Judy


  2. Wow, nature’s best. 🙂


  3. Virginia Llorca
    November 8, 2013

    I just wonder what was going on in that area when the different colors were laid down. And, of course, I want the details on what mineral or whatever caused the differing colors.


    • Judy
      November 9, 2013

      Yes it would be interesting to find out wouldn’t it? cheers Judy 🙂


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