9. Zhangye Danxia Landform
Where: Zhangye, China
What do you get if you mix sand deposits + other minerals + wind, rain and good old fashioned time (24 million years to be exact)?
Sculpted into extraordinary shapes – including towers, pillars and ravines – the incredible range of mountains pictured above have been voted as one of the most beautiful landforms in all of China.
WOW: The manner of the landform’s creation is connected to the same action responsible for creating parts of the Himalayan mountains.