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Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

In Brief: Photos from a five-day trip through Gansu, featuring the Zhangye Danxia Landform and the Jiayuguan Fortress.

At Jiayuguan Fortress - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

The hiking group at Jiayuguan Fortress.

The Zhangye Danxia Landform is deservedly famous for its amazing colours, and there’s a lot more to see in the area - Silk Road sights, temples, fortresses, and more!

Our five-day trip focuses on the fortress at Jiayuguan, the temples and grottoes in and around Zhangye city, and (of course!) the multi-coloured mountains of the Zhangye Danxia Landform.

The photos below are from our May 2015 visit.

The Danxia Landform - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

The Danxia Landform.

A view from inside the geopark - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

A view from inside the geopark.

Lines of colours - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Lines of colours.

Hiking in the hills - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Hiking in the hills.

Hiking at nearby Binggou - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Hiking at nearby Binggou.

Strange rock formations - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Strange rock formations.

Hiking up to a ridgeline - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Hiking down from a ridgeline.

Group photo - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Group photo.

Wide angle shot of the Binggou area. Way in the background you can see the snowy Qilian Mountains - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Wide angle shot of the Binggou area. Way in the background you can see the snowy Qilian Mountains.

Hiking near White Stone Mountain - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Hiking near White Stone Mountain.

Photo time while walking along a ridge - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Photo time while walking along a ridge.

Deep into the hills - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Deep into the hills.

Jump! - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Jump!

Horse-hoof Temple, near Zhangye city - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

Horse Hoof Temple, near Zhangye city.

From the temple we hiked up to a meadow, nearly 3,000m above sea level - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

From the temple we hiked up to a meadow, nearly 3,000m above sea level.

A Tibetan monk - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

A monk near the temple.

A view of Qilian Mountains, from near the temple - Zhangye Danxia Landform and Jiayuguan Fortress, 2015/05

A view of Qilian Mountains, from near the temple.

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