is a beautiful city and major tourist destination in China. TopChinaTravel would like to introduce some of the Best Places to visit in Zhangye for you. Then, where to visit in Zhangye? Come with us, you will not miss any top attraction of this city. You can visit the so well-known Zhangye Danxia Landform, Giant Buddha Temple, Wooden Pagoda Temple, and you will be impressed by the dignified temples and magnificent natural landscapes.
Zhangye Danxia Landform
Zhangye Danxia Landform
is located in Zhangye City, which is one of the four counties along the Hexi Corridor of the Silk Road. The Danxia Landforms here is magnificent with gorgeous colors. It developed at about 200 million years ago, from the Jurassic to Tertiary, with an area of over 510 square kilometers.
The landscape is appraised and elected by Chinese National Geography in"Beauty China" campaign as the No. 6 "China's most beautiful seven Danxia" . Comparing with the Yadan landform in Dunhuang "Ghost City", Zhangye Danxi Landform is broader, more magnificent, and spectacular. It also has a wealth of historical sites, such as the Yuezhi Blackwater Country Ruins, the Great Wall Beacon Towers, the wooden pagoda of Sui Dynasty, the Buddhist temple of Xixa, the bell tower Ming Dynasty and so on.
Giant Buddha Temple
Giant Buddha Temple was originally built in 1098, with a history of over 900 year. It is famous for the giant Buddha statue in the temple. The Buddha is in sleeping posture, so local people also call it Wofo Temple.
Giant Buddha Temple covers an area of about 23000 square meters, facing west. The existing architectures in the Giant Buddha Temple are the Giant Buddha Hall, the Buddhist Classics Hall and the Clay Pagoda. In 1996, it was listed in the fourth batch of national key cultural relics protection units.
Wooden Pagoda Temple
Wooden Pagoda Temple,
or Wangshou Temple, is located at the west raod of Xianfu Road in zhangye. It is used to be a large temple. As its main structure is wood, and also it is the wood element of the Five Elements Pagodas (five elements refers to gold, wood, water, fire, earth), hence the name.
The temple was first built in 582 during Sui Dynasty. It has a history of over 1400 years. The Wooden Pagoda Temple is the oldest temple in the history record of Zhangye. It is now one of the provincial cultural relics protection units. Its structure is compact, sleek, unique, reflecting the unique architectural features of the pavilion in China.