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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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Zhangye Danxia Geopark
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The Zhangye Danxia landform was formed over 6 million years ago. It is located in Zhangye city, within Linze and Sunan counties. Zhangye Danxia is mainly composed of red gravel, sandstone and mudstone. Visitors can gaze upon its thousands of cliffs and mountains, dyed a beautiful shade of crimson. When the sun shines down on the mountains, they echo with even more fantastic colors! The Zhangye Danxia Scenic Area was the scene for Zhang Yimo's movie, "A Woman, A Gun, and a Noodle Shop" as well as the famous TV-show, "Amazing Detective Di Renjie".
Pingshan Lake Grand Canyon
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The Pingshan Lake Grand Canyon is not far from the urban area. It is a beautiful landscape in the Zhangye Landform Landscape Grand View Garden in China. The stone forests in the canyon are staggered. The scenic area combines scientific value and aesthetic value with the Grand Canyon, the Stone Forest Wonderland, the Gobi Snow Mountain, the self-driving off-road, and the national customs. It has become a new highlight of popular science, ecology and adventure tourism.
Zhangye Buddhist Temple
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Zhangye Buddhist Temple is located in the southwestern corner of Zhangye City in Gansu Province. It is an important historical site on the Silk Road and a symbolic building of the historical and cultural city Zhangye. The Great Buddha Temple is a prestigious Buddhist temple in the northwest inland. The temple contains ancient buildings, towering old trees, and a beautiful environment. There are rare religious halls of the Xixia minority in the country, oversized indoor statue buddhas, rare Ming Dynasty handbooks, and thousands of collections of fine cultural relics.
Mati Temple
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Mati Temple, otherwise called Puguang Temple, is situated in the Sunan Yugu Autonomous County inside the Qilian Mountains and the immense cave temple complex. On the stone divider, there are various Buddhist statues for present thousand years, and there are skyscraper temples and hollows. It is extremely breathtaking and marvelous. There are temples of Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhist temples here. The style of a similar place is extraordinary and it is exceptionally one of a kind. There are various amazing landmarks, for example, the paintings and Buddha statues in the cloister, which are fantastic.

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Private Zhangye Full-Day Hiking Tour with Pickup
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Zhangye Weather

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Weather Forecast and Travel Tips for Zhangye
Oct 27, 2020 Zhangye Weather:Overcast, Northeasterly Wind:10-17 kph, Humidity:65%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:40/18:23
Zhangye Travel:Suitable, Umbrella:Not Required, UV Strength:Moderate

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