by Lidija Drakulic

This place is located at a geological park in the Gansu province. Layers of vibrant color surround this landscape. It took 24 million years of laying down mineral deposits with red sandstone to form there beautiful rock formations. However, the natural elements were the real artists here. Wind and rain eventually carved shapes into the rocks, forming towers, waterfalls, natural pillars and valleys. The colors vary from deep red, to yellow and green and the contrasting bands of color glow intensely after rainfall. The setting sun casts golden rays upon this wonder, intensifying a lacework of shadows. The visual effects then become even more fascinating.