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1. Danxia Mountain

Danxia Mountain located in Renhua County, Guangdong Province, with its walls and tiers of red rocks and cliffs, like Danxia (red rays of the sun), from which its name derives, has been compared to a ruby sculpture park. It is known as ”China’s Red Stone Park”.
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2. Wuyi Mountain

The peerless scenery of Wuyi Mountain in the north of Fujian Province combined the strange shapes of Huangshan Mountains, the elegance of Guilin, the grandeur of Mount Tai, the steepness of Huashan, and the beauty of Hangzhou’s West Lake. Covering an area of 70 square kilometers (54.4 of which are Danxia topography), the Wuyi Mountain Scenic Area has an average elevation of 350 meters, boasts 36 extraordinary peaks and is circled by the beautiful 9.5 kilometer long Jiuqu (Nine Zigzag) Stream.
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3. Dajin Lake

The Dajin Lake covers an area of 461.8 square kilometers, 166.9 of which are Danxia
topography. There are four Danxia scenic spots here. Going from northeast to southwest they are: Shangqing Stream, Jinhu Lake, Dragon King Cave and Eight Immortals Cliff. The Jinhu Lake and Shangqing Stream are China’s largest Danxia landforms on water.
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4. Longhu Mountain

Situated in Yingtan, Jiangxi Province, Longhu Mountain has a Danxia area of 80 square kilometers, and is one of the most evolved Danxia landform areas in China. Geologically it is a Mesozoic fault basin, in which thick strata of purplish-red conglomerate, sandstone and volcanic rock were formed. Subsequent scouring and weathering ultimately shaped the landscape here into what it is today, a wealth of flat-top summits, bog back mountains, stockades, walls, ridges, cliffs, honeycomb caves, upright caves, rock pillars, rock peaks, peak forests, natural bridges, rock arches and ”elephant trunks”.
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5. Langshan Mountain

In the heart of Yuecheng Mountain, where Hunan and Guangxi meet, there is a long, narrow basin of red conglomerate and sand stone, which tool shape in the early Cretaceous period of the Mesozoic era, about 100 million years ago. Here, in the scenic area from Langshan Mountain, where Zijiang River (a tributary of the Yangtze River) originates, to Bajiaozhai, you can find the Danxia landform, which straddles Xinning County in Hunan, where it covers an area of 77.5 square kilometers and Ziyuan County in Guangxi, where it covers an area of 125 square kilometers.
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6. Zhangye Danxia Landform

The Zhangye Danxia Landform is concentrated predominantly in Linze and Sunan counties in Gansu Province. It is both the largest and the most typical of China’s arid area Danxia landform.
Danxia landforms in Kangle Township, Sunan Uygur Autonomous County, are the best evolved examples in China of window lattice and palace forms.
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7. Chishui Danxia landform

The formation of the Danxia landform can be dated back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods about 100 million years ago. It covers an area of over 1,000 square kilometers. The collapsing and weathering of a thick layer of red quartzose formed the area’s unique landscape, including amazing valleys, sheer precipices and rushing waterfalls. Formed of sandstone, the Chishui Danxia landform is situated where the Sichuan Basin meets the Northern Guizhou Plateau, an area of humid weather and dense vegetation.
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