The Binggou Danxia scenery area is located within Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park. It is 45 kilometers away from the downtown of Zhangye city. The elevation of the scenery area is between 1,500 and 2,550 meters. It is the most typical Danxia landform in the drought region of China.

The miraculous and magnificent scenery has high appreciation and scientific value. The main features of the landform are its abundant types, various shapes and good combinations of landforms.

What to See/Do: Binggou Danxia is a natural scenic spot centered on Danxia lanform with red “groups of architectures” in palace style. Compared with the Danxia landform at Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, the biggest difference is its abundant and peculiar shapes and its grand scale. This scenic area was exploited later than the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, therefore, it is with less tourists and makes a good place for sightseeing.

The scenic area of Binggou Danxia is vast, among which about 10 kilometers are exploited till now. After buying a ticket, tourists can take a sightseeing bus to Xiaoxitian and Daxitian. The first place that the bus stops is Xiaoxitian. After getting off at Xiaoxitian, you may walk about one kilometer on a plank road to get on the sightseeing platform for some nice pictures. Here you will see several main Danxia landscapes. After staying in this area for about one hour, you may take the sightseeing bus back to Xiaoxitian bus stop and then take the sightseeing bus to Daxitian, where each scenic spot is quite grand, and in crimson. It is absolutely a good spot for photographers to take photos!

Due to the dry weather here, we suggest you bring sunshade articles when visiting here in summer. In addition, you’d better bring some snacks with you before entering the scenic area as it is not convenient to buy some inside the scenic area.

Duration: Half a day
Admission: Entrance ticket: 40RMB; Sightseeing bus: 20RMB.
Address: Kangle Town, Sunan Yugur Autonomous County, Zhangye City, Gansu Province.
Opening time: From May 1 to Oct 10: 06:00 – 20:00;
From Oct 11 to Apr 30: 07:00 – 19:00.
Public transport: We suggest you charter a car at Zhangye downtown to get here. Tourists usually charter a car to visit Binggou Danxia and the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park in one day. The price of chartering a car for round trip should be from 250 to 300RMB.


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