Shaanxi Attarctions

Jingbian Danxia Geopark

Jingbian Danxia Geopark, also known as "Jingbian Wave Gorge", is located in Yulin City's Jingbian Cunty, northwestern China's Shaanxi province. It is the largest Danxia landscape in the province of Shaanxi. Geologists in Shaanxi Province have found a new Danxia landform, characterized by reddish sandstone features, thought to be the largest such site in the country. With an outcrop area of over 4,000 square kilometers, the landscape extends 750 kilometers from north to south and 10 to 70 kilometers from east to west.

Danxia formations are characterized by their red sandstone and deep cliffs. The formations display different colors at different times, and various shapes from each angle. It is said that the landscape is comparable with The Wave, a sandstone rock formation and monument located in Arizona, United States.

Many Americans have heard of the Wave of Arizona. China also has this kind of phenomenon — the Wave of Jingbian County, northwestern Shaanxi Province, about 450km from Xi'an City. Different from the white and red waves in Arizon, the Wave of China is mainly red (which is fitting considering China's flag).

The Wave is formed in sandstone with peculiar shape and "grain". It is said that the formation of the Wave started in the Jurassic Period, carved by millions of years of wind and rain.

The Wave of China is an undeveloped attraction, so the locals of nearby villages are quite simple and unsophisticated, and there are few facilities there (such as accommodation, restaurants, and shopping places). The Wave of China is about 1.5 kilometers from a small town (Longzhou). This 1.5-kilometer road is a basic unsurfaced road, so prepare for a bumpy ride.

Travel Tips

Add: Yanjiazahi Village, Huazhou Township, Jingbian County,Shaanxi Province

Entrance Fee: CNY 80

Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00

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