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The Danxia landform refers to various landscapes found in southeast and southwest China that "consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs". It is a unique type of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is formed from red-colored sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age. The landforms look very much like karst topography that forms in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form Danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been called "pseudo-karst" landforms. Danxia landforms cover several provinces in southeast China. Taining County, Fujian Province, has very good examples of "young" danxia landforms wherein deep, narrow valleys have been formed. As the landform gets older, valleys widen and one gets isolated towers and ridges.
The majestic Danxia landform in the city of Zhangye is the most amazing artwork of God. Its spectacular scenery, unusual shapes & perfect blending of bright colors make it one of the most beautiful among its kind. It covers around 10 square kilometers and one could see red, yellow, orange, green, white, gray, light gray and other colors, which paint the numerous valleys & hills colorful, as if you have walked into a wonderland that only exists in a fairy tale.