Zhangye Colorful Danxia Scenic Spot
The area of Zhang in Danxia National Geopark is 510 square kilometres in total, it located in the north of Qilian mountains, SuNa County territory. It includes the colour hills in Linze country ,ice hills, Danxia and GanZhou District and PingShan lake. The scenic Danxia, is a distance of 40 km from east Zhang Ye city, north from Linze county town by 20 kilometers, this is the most typical arid area of northern China.
Seven rosy clouds(monoclinic)
Here is a stretch of monoclinic mountain, the main formation of stratum include a thin layer of mudstone, sandy mudstone and shale. Red, purple, yellow, green, white and grey colour were mixed with each other, strewn at random. Just as a goddess in Chinese mythology who patched the sky but lost those colourful stone and woman weavers who washed voile to add colour to clothes; those different colours are like someone who uses a rainbow to dance and a bird which lived in the sun to make more vitality.
The monk prayer (sandstone rock hill)
Countless hillock like many monks draped in purple frame, worship to decumbent Buddha together, build a seemed solemn atmosphere. Actually "The monk prayer" is a set of layered sandstone and argillaceous siltstone after strong weathering, under water erosion and shape, has mostly formed a soft line, round shape, bottom and low areas of large numbers of tiny purple rock is formed.
Spirit monkey view sea
Nearly vertical layers is one of the folding wings, which is caused by the difference of rock weathering. Relatively hard brown sandstone due to the weathering resistance is strong, and remain in colour. Diagonal to the top of the hill, in the east of flat rock; spirit monkey rises out of the mountains, sitting on fire myriad years; gold eyes to see the rise and fall, after the sea change.
Scallop (sandstone rock hill)
The huge "scallops" are the colour of drought, hilly fuelled underwater, show the joy of life. Actually, they are off-white, red and greyish yellow sandstone rock stripes. Hundreds of millions of years ago the sea elves, after the passage of temper, grew these huge “scallops’, to increase the colour for drought hilly like underwater world.
Dao shan huo hai (monoclinic)
The angular white peaks, be like new blade stands. The red painted mountains dance, such as flame warmly burns, far and near, combine to create “dao shan huo hai". The landscape is composed of many noise hills, the main colours are purple, sage green and yellow-green. They consist of mottled sandstone and argillaceous sandstone, the rock bedding is clear.