Zhangye Attractions Maps of Danxia Geopark, Matisi, Dafo Temple 2024

Bordering Inner Mongolia on the north and Qinghai on the south, Zhangye is known for its spectacular Danxia landform which was the result of deposits of sandstone and other minerals that occurred over 24 million years. Danxia landform, this natural wonder leaves lots of wonderful landscapes to explore, such as Zhangye Natural Geopark, Binggou Danxia Geopark, Pingshanhu Grand Canyon, Kangle Grassland, Zhangye Dessert Park, as well as the oasis, Zhangye National Wetland Park. Besides the beautiful natural scenery, as the important western outpost in the ancient time, Zhangye was influenced by the Buddhism culture which leaves multiple priceless architectures and sculptures to see, like the Mati Temple, Dafo Temple, etc.

Top Attractions on Zhangye Maps

As the map shows, most attractions in Zhangye are located in the suburban areas where you may hardly get by public transportation, like Zhangye National Geopark, Binggou Geopark, Pingshanhu Grand Canyon and Mati Temple. If you would like to travel around the famous attractions in Zhangye, please do not hesitate to contact us to travel with us!

▶ Distance and Driving Hours to the Main Attractions From Zhangye Downtown (Dafo Temple)

• To Zhangye National Geopark: about 28km, 50min by car

• To Binggou Danxia Geopark: about 53km, 1h 10min by car

• To Mati Temple (Mati Si): about 60km, 1.5h by car

• To Pingshanhu Grand Canyon: about 57km, 1h by car

▶ Distance and Driving Hours to the Transportation Hubs From Zhangye Downtown (Dafo Temple)

• To Zhangye Railway Station: about 8.5h, 15min by car

• To Zhangye West Railway Station: 3km, 10min by car

• To Zhangye Airport: about 25km, 35min by car

How to Plan Your Zhangye Tour

In one or two days, you can visit the main scenic spots in Zhangye, including Zhangye Danxia Geological Park, Binggou Danxia Park, Pingshan Grand Canyon, Mati Temple, and Dafo Temple. If you have more time, we also suggest you follow the steps of Marco Polo along the Silk Road to visit various other cities, such as Jiayuguan, Xining, Xi'an, Dunhuang, etc.

Since the main scenic spots in Zhangye are outside the city downtown, public transportation is not very convenient, so it is recommended that you make transportation plans before your travel.

Top-Recommended Zhangye Tour

>>6 Days Hexi Corridor Discovery Tour(Zhangye/Jiayuguan/Dunhuang)

>> 8 Days Gansu Highlights Tour

>> 9 Days In-Depth Northwestern China Silk Road Tour

Travel Zhangye with China Discovery

Travel with China Discovery, our professional local guide and driver will escort you from your hotel, train station, airport to all attractions with comfortable licensed private car, to catch the highlights of Zhangye. If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us and tell us your needs, and we will customize a memorable tour for you!

Zhangye Attraction

Zhangye Attractions

Recommended Zhangye Tours

Top 3 Zhangye tours chosen by most customers to explore Zhangye in the best way. Check the detailed itinerary,or tailor your own trip now with us.

Our customers Mrs. Garlen Chan’s group from Canada visited Jiayuguan Pass in Jiayuguan, Gansu in 2019.
6 Days Hexi Corridor Discovery Tour(Zhangye/Jiayuguan/Dunhuang)

Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

Our customers Elie’s family from Belge visited Zhangye Danxia Landform Geographical Park in Zhangye, Gansu on August 10, 2020.
8 Days Gansu Highlights Tour

Lanzhou / Xiahe / Zhangye / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang

Matisi Temple is famous for Buddhist culture, grotto art, Qilian Mountain landscape and Tibetan culture
8 Days Miraculous Land Tour from Dunhuang to Zhangye Xining

Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Zhangye - Xining

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to China by contacting one of our specialists. Once inquired, you’ll get a response within 0.5~23.5 hours.

Customize a Trip