Danxia Striped Mountains

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Formed over 24 million years ago as result of the deposit of sandstone and other minerals which gives the peculiar vivid orange, red and yellow colors.
The mountains are smooth, sharp and several hundred meters tall. Wind, rain, and time then sculpted extraordinary shapes, including towers, pillars, and ravines, with varying colours, patterns, and sizes.
Located along the path of the Silk Road in Northwestern China’s Gansu Province

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