Incredible Rainbow Mountains in China

Rainbow Mountain in China

These rainbow mountains are China’s secret geological wonder. It’s like China’s own version of the Grand Canyon located at the Zhangye Danxia landform Geological Park in Gansu, China. The unusual colors of the rocks are the result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years.

Here’s a photo showing some detail of the rich “layer cake” action going on, according to the Telegraph and Huffingtonpost .

The formations were shaped into the flowing valleys after thousands of years of rain and wind, and the region has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010.

Rainbow Mountain in China

While the photos are certainly incredible, there could be some slight photo manipulation going on to make the colors pop a bit more than they would naturally.

This Flickr photo (below) could be a more accurate representation, but still, the mountains are amazing.

Rainbow Mountain in China

Rainbow Mountain in China

Rainbow Mountain in China

Rainbow Mountain in China

Rainbow Mountain in China

Rainbow Mountain in China

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