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E34***63Rainbow mountains was one of my China highlights.  They are spectacular. The best time to go is the afternoon because the light is better, and ideally after its been raining. There are 4 viewing platform areas 1,2,4,5 with #4 being the best.  You must get the shuttle bus to each stop, not permitted to walk. The views are breathtakingly beautiful.  I was in awe. Make sure you got lots of room on your camera!  It can get crowded as you'd expect but there are lots of quiet spots too. It's well signposted and easy to navigate. Lots of drink vendors available including some decent coffee at stop #1. Bring sun protection as you're really exposed here. And wear comfortable shoes. 60RMB for a ticket. It's around 40KM from the city
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HoooooSuch a beautiful place! You should go to Pingshan Lake Grand Canyon if you stay at Zhangye. I took a route 1 which was short but I think you’ll have to walk more than route 2. which was fun! You can get a bus from Zhangye West bus station, only 9:45 am to get there. 3 pm to get back.
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HoooooI was impressed that architectures and Buddhism status’s, especially sleeping Buddha. I was happy that I could go there.
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E34***63Gorgeous monastery and grottoes with fabulous views. There are numerous buildings with beautiful architecture. The highlight is a buddha statue head dating back 1700 years which was damaged in an earthquake.  There are many beautiful grottoes and murals on the walls.  The staircases are very very narrow and lead to the top of the mountain. The views are awesome.   There is a 'hoofprint' that has spiritual and religious significance.  This is worth a look. You can explore the beautiful grounds and relax. Lots of rest stops are available and there a many local restaurants available.  I suggest the yak milk yogurt.  Entrance ticket is 73Passport is needed to buy
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HoooooActuality much better than the rainbow mountains! My friend and I took Route B which includes walking and driving a dry river path by a track. It was awesome experience that we were in the mountains. Stunning! You could see how beautiful they are on pics!
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Snow Mountain
Lyn 990929Qilian Mountain beauty, beauty in the mountains and water show, more beautiful in the clouds in the strange peaks. "The rain to the clouds several days, such as silk like wet clothes." Autumn of the Qilian Mountain night rain, early morning, this thick clouds like a silver silk wrapped around the mountainside, and suddenly turned into rolling smoke, in the intermountain elegant. Inadvertently, it will slip through your cheek, fall into your heart, immersed in its situation, like a dream. The sky cleared and the thick fog between the mountains disappeared, the dark blue sky white clouds, different forms, and the grass like grassland and flocks of cattle and sheep, a good plateau unique grassland scenery.

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About Zhangye

Zhangye is located in the northwestern part of Gansu Province. Its long history, splendid culture, beautiful mountains and rivers and the traditional life here form a charming city with unique Western Chinese characteristics. Zhangye’s cultural relics and historical sites are scattered throughout the region. Among them, the nationally protected key cultural relics include the Big Buddha Temple, Heishuiguo, Horseshoe Temple, Wenshu Mountain and Yuantong Tower. Zhangye is also rich in natural landscapes. The magnificent Danxia landform and charming Shandan Horse Farm make visitors’ hearts skip a beat.

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21 Oct, 2021 Zhangye Weather: Overcast, Northeasterly Wind: 0–10 kph, Humidity: 28%, Sunrise/Sunset: 07:33/18:32
Zhangye Travel: Suitable, Umbrella: Not Required, UV Strength: Moderate

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