MULTI-COLOURED SPLEN­DOUR : CHINA

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The multi-coloured land­forms that make up Zhangye Danxia, in Zhangye Na­tional Geop­ark, China, have been cre­ated by the de­posits of sand­stone and other min­er­als over the course of some 20-odd mil­lion years and sculpted by the el­e­ments. The pic­turesque rocks in mul­ti­hued blues and crim­sons are some­what in­ac­ces­si­ble and a tour might also in­clude view­ing China’s largest re­clin­ing Bud­dha at the Gi­ant Bud­dha Tem­ple, as well as view­ing an im­por­tant Ming Dy­nasty fortress. While at the na­tional park, sur­vey the land­forms from four view­ing plat­forms; the fourth on a ridge run­ning from east to west is a great van­tage point from which to pho­to­graph the sun­rise or sun­set. Pho­to­graph by Th­e­sane­travel

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