Zhangye Travel Tips

  • 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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Zhangye Attractions:

Zhangye Danxia Landform

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