Travel Tips:

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1. The best time to visit Zhangye is from June to Septem­ber. 2. Zhangye Danxia Na­tional Ge­o­log­i­cal Park is 30 km east of the down­town area. Ad­mis­sion tick­ets are 40 yuan, and 20 yuan for a tour bus (with com­men­ta­tors). The park is equipped with four view­ing decks, the best view­ing times at early morn­ing and dusk. 3. The Zhangye Na­tional Wet­land Park is lo­cated to the north of the city, a mere 4 km from the ur­ban area. Ad­mis­sion is free. Vis­i­tors can visit the park by rent­ing a bi­cy­cle or tak­ing a bat­tery car. 4. Yanzhi Moun­tain Scenic Area is 40 km south­east in Shan­dan County. Ticket prices are 40 yuan. It is closed in win­ter.

Pho­tos by Yu Xiangjun

Part of the re­cent­lyren­o­vated gate of the Main Hall of the Gi­ant Bud­dha Tem­ple.

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