Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) - Rainbow Mountains: “Earth’s Paint Pallet”

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Rainbow Mountains: “Earth’s Paint Pallet”

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(89 reviews)
35 mins

About the tour

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park is the only Danxia National Geological Park in China as well as the only Danxia landform and colorful hilly village complex in China. It is listed as 25 dream travel destinations in the world by a world-renowned website and a virtual treat for our HeyGo Voyagers. Forbes calls it, “Earth’s Paint Palette,” and a “geological wonder of the world!” Zhangye Danxia’s landform wonders began to form over 6 million years ago to become a visual feast for our eyes today. Its array of colors look like a series of rainbows were painted over the tops of rolling mountains. All colors from reddish-brown, blues, and yellows set off each other and show off their respective spirits under the bright sky. Located in the Linze area, Zhangye Danxia landform is 40 km from Zhangye city. It is comprised of the hilly areas of the northern foothills of Qilian Mountain with an altitude of between 2000 and 3800 meters. Zhangye Qilian Mountain Danxia is mainly composed of red gravel, sandstone, and mudstone. It has obvious marks of arid and semi-arid climate, which is shown by crossbedding, steep walls, vertical joints, and colorful colors. Its features were mainly developed in the horizontal or gently dipping red stratum from the Jurassic to Tertiary periods. Join our guide Lee as we explore the incredible sights and history of this area. Unfortunately, some tour areas have limited signal quality that we can’t control. We apologize if this happens and always use the feedback to look for better routes.

Meet Jenny's China Tours

Jenny's China Tours

Jenny’s China Tours provides custom and private tours to Shanghai, Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Guilin and throughout China. Our guides are China experts, speak great English and love sharing the history and culture of China with visitors. We have been delighted to share different parts of China virtually with new friends. We look forward to your visit. Meet our guides: • Cassie: Our Chengdu expert was born in Chengdu and shares the life of Pandas, city culture and history with energy and enthusiasm. She has been an expert guide since 2013 and loves travel, public speaking and meeting people from different cultures. • Alice: Probably our most outgoing guide, Alice is our Shanghai expert and goes above and beyond with every tour to make sure customers are happy and fulfilled. An avid traveller, she is the consummate professional and is always eager to share the history and culture of Shanghai. • Amber: Our Beijing expert became a tour guide after graduating college and has a passion for travel and is always planning her next trip. She delights in sharing the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the culture of Beijing. • Susan: Our expert Chengdu guide loves sharing Chengdu culture and history with visitors. She also has a passion for reading and has visited over 20 countries! This has helped her understand each country’s unique culture. • Apple: You won’t meet a more optimistic guide than our Shanghai expert Apple. As a local Shanghainese, she shares the city’s rapid ascent to modernity along with historic treasures of the Bund, Tianzifang and old Shanghai. • Eva: Our Xi’an expert is a master guide with over 16 years of experience and loves sharing the history of Xi’an’s Terra Cotta Warriors, the last standing city wall all of Xi’an’s famous spots. She never misses a question and eager to share. • Sally: As a native Xi’an resident, Sally is an expert on her hometown and enjoys sharing its history and secrets. As a guide of over 20 years and a degree from Xi’an Foreign Language University, you won’t find a better ambassador to get to know Xi’an. • Yvonne: Our Guilin expert, Yvonne, used to be a translator before becoming a guide with over 15 years of experience now. With impeccable English and knowledge of Guilin, she lovers showing the amazing sights and history of this unique region of China. •Lee: Lee lives in a province called Qinghai in North Western China. his hometown is located at an intersection between the ancient Silk Road and the Tibetan plateau. It is rich in unique landscapes and diverse ethnic culture. Lee has worked as an interpreter and a guide specialising in adventure travel; he loves spending time in the natural world!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road) with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 35 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Hexi Corridor (China's Silk Road). Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Alison(YorkshireUK) T.

25 September 2021

Interesting and informative. Obviously the colours would have been more striking if the sun had been shining but - that is life! Many thanks.

Felix L.

24 September 2021

Great tour of the grand morning view of the rainbow mountains

Felix L.

24 September 2021

Great tour of the grand view of the rainbow mountains


22 September 2021

Wow. Amazing place! I appreciate Lee’s efforts to get us great shots of this geological wonder!

Sara M.

19 September 2021

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