Zhangye Power Mansion
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... Gansu province was the town of Zhangye, an ancient Silk Road town where Marco Polo supposedly spent a year living (and also where, again supposedly, Kublai Khan was born). The town itself is famous for having the largest reclining Buddha in all of China, but it is the surrounding mountains which draw the majority of travellers.
Having visited the Buddha on our first afternoon after arriving from Lanzhou, we spent our full day on a minibus ...
... range to the north. At one point we even saw an ancient section of the Great Wall although it looked nothing like the other section we visited earlier as this wall was very short and in major need of repair. After driving all day, we arrived at the Rainbow Mountains just after 16:00 in Zhangye National Geopark. The Rainbow Mountains are multicoloured rock formations known as Danxia rocks in China. They ...
... range beyond. Melons, corn, sunflowers...
*At 200 km we turn off the main route through Linze to the Zhangye Danxia Geological Park. An area of beautifully coloured rock strata formed millions of years ago from a combination of sandstone, shale and mudstone.
*Unfortunately our visit coincides with the sun at its hottest and brightest. ' Mei ban fa' as the Chinese would say. Our schedule does not allow us to delay our visit until ...
... I must admire my mother not only can she take the pace but the woman, when she does sleep, can sleep through bloody anything. Not only did she sleep in the afternoon through them rebuilding the hotel around us but slept through a staff member walking around with her radio after 10pm. I on the other hand can hear a mouse **** in Mabletherpe ;-(
Spent the evening living the party high life: researched and booked place to stay in Shanghai and researched train ...
... hanging off every corner and it made me decide that when I have a house I would like a pagoda with wind chimes :-)
We then went for some food before jumping back on the train to carry on to Jiayaguan.
Our second visit to Zhangye was after our 3 day stay sorting visas In Jiayaguan. It would have made logistical sense to head straight to Dunhuang ...