Landscapes of Dan’sha in China they call a unique type of earth surface, which is characterized by sandstones of red color and steep rocks created by nature. Multicolored mountains in China are found on the territory of several provinces in the south-eastern and south-western parts of the country. The world-famous landscape of Danja is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Based on China travel materials
Landscapes of Dan received their name in honor of the homonymous, located in the Chinese province of Guangdong.
The multi-colored mountains in China were formed from red sandstones and conglomerates of the Cretaceous period (from about 120 million years ago to about 65 million years ago). They store in themselves a lot of fossils of dinosaurs and remains of plants of that period.
Steep rocks were formed as due to external influence (erosion, weathering and other forms of environmental influence), and due to internal growth.
Natural effects, overlapping each other, formed pictures of a bizarre shape, reminiscent of sea waves, on every mountain, on each ledge.
Many centuries ago this place was the richest in China. Through it passed the Great Silk Road. But, gradually with the withering of trade in this direction and the emergence of new ways, the province fell into decay. The beautiful landscape of the local mountains in China was also forgotten.
A long time passed, and this unusual place became popular again after the release of the 2009 film directed by Zhang Yimou with the ornate title “A Simple Noodle Story.” Not being particularly popular, the film, however, rediscovered the beauty of the relief of red sandstone to the whole world.
The place has survived its second birth, and here caravans of tourists, who want to look at the colorful sight with their own eyes, were again pulled back.
“Young” Danza landscapes have deep and narrow valleys. As such valleys “age”, they expand, and peaks, towers and ridges isolated from each other appear on their territory.
Another characteristic feature of the Danza landscape is the appearance of numerous isolated and narrow caves of various sizes and shapes. Despite the lifelessness, there are many forests in which there are a variety of species of plants and animals. 400 species of living organisms in areas with a Danza landscape are considered rare or endangered.
In August 2010, six areas with the landscape of Dan’sha, which are in southern China, were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the common name “Landscape Dan’sha in China.” These six districts include Dansya Mountain in Guangdong Province, Lan Mountain in Hunan Province, Lungh Mountain in Jiangxi Province, Jianglan Mountain in Zhejiang Province, Chishui District in Guizhou Province and District Tainin in Fujian Province (Fujian).
On the multi-colored mountains you can wander, there are special paths here:
In addition to China, this kind of landscape can be found in the western part of North America, Central Europe and Australia. But this is about another time. Do not forget to see the article “The Frozen Wave of Arizona”.