Zhangye National Geopark – Qicai (“7-colored”, “Multicolored”) Danxia 张掖国家地质公园 – 七彩丹霞

Location: Gansu province, Zhangye City, Linze County 甘肃省 张掖市 临泽县

How to get there: by train to Zhangye and then 1 hour by bus or car.

15 minutes (12 km) away from Qicai Danxia lies another scenic area, Binggou Danxia 冰沟丹霞 (see this post).

The bus from Zhangye to Sunan 肃南 leaves roughly once an hour, it stops close to both the Qicai and Binggou entrances. It’s recommended to visit both places the same day, and the most convenient way is to pay around 300 yuan for a car and driver from your hotel in Zhangye and back again.

Time needed in the scenic area: half a day

Official website (in Chinese): http://www.zydanxia.com/

Time of visit: April 2019

Gansu-map-1197p-

Zhangye map-999p-

Qicai-01-399p-

Qicai hand-map 1999p-85.png

Qicai-1999p-.png

Qicai-back--349p-.jpg

Bus ticket from Zhangye

Qicai-Zhangye-bus-599p-.jpg

Linze County tourist map

P1090513-Linzexian-tourist-map-849p-.jpg

P1090512-Qicai-map-1399p-

Entrance ticket:

Qicai-ticket-a-1199p-.jpg

Qicai-ticket-b-1399p-.jpg

P1090517-open-hours-999p-.jpg

P1090518-ticket-office-Panorama-1899p-.jpg

P1090516-prices-1049p-.jpg

P1090521-Private-car-service-529p-.jpg

Ordinary tickets are 74 yuan, but there’s also another kind of tickets for 348 yuan/person. The expensive tickets include a private bus with driver and guide, and you are also allowed to visit a couple of areas not included in ordinary tickets. The full tour takes around 4 hours.

P1090520-Jingpinyou-guanggao-649p-.jpg

P1090522-Chengche-luxiantu-1249p-.jpg

IMG_20190421_110115-1149p-.jpg

IMG_20190421_110141-1199p-.jpg

P1090529-32-Panorama-1199p-.jpg

Panorama-IMG_20190421_103616+20-1199p-.jpg

P1090561-62-Panorama 949p-.jpg

IMG_20190421_111300-1149p-.jpg

Panorama-110044-47-1199p-.jpg

IMG_20190421_111544-999p-.jpg

P1090572-899p-.jpg

P1090577-799p-.jpg

P1090579-Wanxiang-tulin-gu-999p-.jpg

P1090597-829p-.jpg

P1090610-829p-.jpg

P1090621-bus-stop-499p-.jpg

P1090632-Hongxiatai-999p-.jpg

P1090639-999p-.jpg

P1090644-999p-.jpg

P1090649-Xianyuantai-949p-.jpg

P1090653-999p-.jpg

IMG_20190421_130524-799p-.jpg

Avoid visiting the scenic area between July 10th and October 10th every year, because the helicopter service is very noisy (during our visit in April 2019 it was quiet).

P1090655-helicopter-times-699p-.jpg

P1090656-chengche-luxiantu-1099p-.jpg

P1090658-Yunhaitai-949p-.jpg

P1090678-949p-.jpg

P1090697-multimedia-799p-.jpg

P1090705-Jinxiutai-949p-.jpg

P1090717-899p-.jpg

IMG_20190421_144111-Jinxiutai-999p-.jpg

One thought on “Zhangye National Geopark – Qicai (“7-colored”, “Multicolored”) Danxia 张掖国家地质公园 – 七彩丹霞

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s