It’s amazing to view the colorful mountains formed over billions of years. We stayed in Zhangye and visiting this park was highlight of our trip. We went to West Bus Station and bought bus ticket to Danxia Geopark for 15 Yuan. The bus stopped right at the entrance. We took internal bus to visit 3 platforms. From what I understand, the 1st platform was closed in that period. The last platform was very colorful but so crowded. There we could see the rock which looks like a turle looking up the sky. People from 60 years old has a discount for entrance ticket so bring your passport. I think ticket can be used for the second day but you need to buy new ticket for internal bus (sight seeing bus).
A very impressive wonder of nature. Do allocate a whole day and visit both the Binggou and Qicai sections at a leisure pace. The queing system and shuttle bus logistics are smooth and convenient too. We hired a private car to drive us there and the driver will wait for us. For 5 hours, we paid RMB250.
I have seen the nice pictures from the internet so this trip I made it using public transportation. We started from North Gate. The first platform has not much colors. 2nd platform is very wide and the last platform has very bright and sharp colors, most beautiful and very crowded. It is easy to go to West Bus Station by bus and take a bus for 15 Yuan to Danxia Geological Park. Ticket 54 Yuan, over 60 years old half price, foreigners can receive discount too. Sight seeing bus 20 Yuan all age. Insurance 1 Yuan. Can use ticket for the following day and pay for sight seeing bus only. From what I can remember the last bus back to Zhangye West Bus Station is 6pm.
Quite the experience, not the easiest place to get to but absolutely worth it. The colors are best on a sunny day after a day of rain but it doesn't matter when you go, the mountains are unique. Wear a jacket or take one with you, especially if you want to catch a sunrise or sunset.
Very colorfull, vibrant, and paterned. An amazing view from the top of the mountain, a must see scenic area, but also very touristy and crowded, so try to come outside the Chinese holidays. The colors are brighter after or while it is raining than at sunshine. You can see the colors even better in real life than in the pictures. Rainbow Mountain
Hello everyone, I visited this place with my girlfriend before few days and I think it's one of the best place that were in China! The colerfull mountains were beautiful and we probably could spend more time when we visited there. Also the Tour that the site did were organized well. I recommend to come the site around 3 hours before sunset and reach the last point of view (there is 4) just a little bit before sunset and spend the sunset time in thia spot. Enjoy!
Beautiful place to see with a blue sky, the color of the sky help the color of the mountain to come out