Zhangye has a large temperature difference between day and night, so tourists are suggested to take more clothes and prepare sunscreen products.
Zhangye is located in the area where the Qinghai-Tibet and Inner Mongolia Plateaus meet; borders the Mt. Qilian in the south, Heli Mountain and Longshou Mountain in the north; long and narrow climb in the shape of a running horse; the highest altitude in southeast reaches 5,564 meters (18,254 feet) and the lowest altitude in northwest is 1,284 meters (4,212 feet); the elevation of Zhangye is 1,474 meters (4,835 feet).
Please keep in mind the relevant travel precautions, when you visiting the temples. As the saying goes, " Do in Rome as the Romans do ", visitors are not allowed to take pictures in temples and mosques
Local Highlights: Folk art performances taking place on traditional or religious festivals are popular, including walking on stilts, a boat that runs on land, the dragon dance, yang ko, cantata and more.
On cloudy days, the scenery of Danxia is not as bright as that of the propaganda photos, so the tourists should have a mental preparation.
Zhangye Danxia Scenic Area is far away from the city, travellers are advised to bring some food and drinks.
Zhangye Danxia Scenic Area is located in arid and barren areas, tourists should take sunscreen measures and avoid visit it at noon, especially in summer.
The Wooden Pagoda in Zhangye is about 300 metres northeast of Great Buddha Temple, and tourists can walk there for sightseeing.
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