Hua Chen International Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... we had somehow managed to arrange with the non-English speaking hotel receptionist through a drawn out game of charades. Our bus would take us to the two most famous sites at Zhangye - the temple of Mati Si and the Danxia Rainbow Rocks, situated in the mountains south of the city. The drive to the former took about two hours (longer than I had been told - it seemed that a lot of roads were under construction) as we passed the relatively abrupt ...
... one of the most incredible things I have ever seen! Billions of year ago, this area was a salt lake. As the climate and the oxidizing reduction of the lake and river basin changed, the iron ions in the sedimentary deposits were oxidized to ferric oxides. This caused the mudstone, sandstone, and shale to form an array of colours including reds, yellows, greens, and whites. Through crustal uplift ...
... But by wearing Polaroid sunglasses and shooting photos with a filter lens, we get the idea of what the real colours must be like at sunset.
*The park is currently ranked AAAA in the national beauty stakes. It is obviously in the process of being transformed into a major domestic tourist attraction. Sadly, this may eventually spoil the 'natural' beauty that can still be appreciated. A new access road is under construction, likewise a visitors ...
... booking office to buy tickets tomorrow! Wow life in the fast lane!!
oh and i not racist by my lovely ASIAN female friend was the person to tell me Asian drivers no survivors! Must admit though we saw out first accident since coming to China which just happened to require an ambulance ride for one party and a little prang tonight. Other than that road rules don't appear to mean **** and as long as you cross the road with a Chinese person either side you should be fine!
... we realised we'd missed a pretty spectacular national park so of we trudged on back down to Zhangye on a hard seat train where we had no seats! This was the busiest journey we've done yet!! There was NO WHERE to put our rucksacks so we were just stood in the aisle which isn't ideal when you have little train hostesses coming through with their trolley selling food... Really?? On ...