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9. Zhangye Danxia Landform

"A visitor stands at a viewing platform in the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park in Zhangye, northwest Chinas Gansu province, 22 September 2012."


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.