From the Cretaceous Period to the Tertiary Period, red rocks were developed in Himalayan orogenic movements. With crustal uplift, long-term weathering and water erosion, a large number of red sandstones were preserved, forming the fantastic geological spectacle here.
Taking a bird's-eye view of the geometric center of China's territory, there are stretching and undulating colorful mountains in front of us, layer upon layer, which are gorgeous and magnificent, as if an oil painting inlaid between the sky and the earth; looking from a distance, there are various geological landscapes in brilliant colors, such as red, yellow, orange, green, white, cyan, gray black, grayish-white and others, which show us a splendid scenery with amazing decorations on countless gullies and hills.
Here is the Danxia landform group in Shuping Town in Yongdeng County under Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province.
As the nearest Danxia landform to city in China, only 40 km away from the main urban area of Lanzhou. She is also the largest Danxia landform scenic spot discovered so far in China. Almost without human activities except for the edge areas, most of the landforms remain in the original state, which is a rare earth spectacle.
(Photo by Gong Wenji)
Here you can enjoy the unconstrained feeling in a vast desert and the tranquility of sunset. Colorful hills and canyons, precipices with Danxia features, cliff groups, colorful ridges and peaks, and Danxia pictographic stones... Countless surprises are created by numerous spectacles. You can not only take a panoramic view from a high place to appreciate its magnificence, but also enjoy the wonderful interest of the miniature stone forest through explorations in the colorful mountains. More importantly, many natural lakes, big or small, in the mountains add the beauty of femininity, making the mountains reflected in the water smarter.
(Photo by He Shuangjian)
It is a mysterious place with a long history - Historically speaking, it is the home to many ancient nationalities, such as Yueshi, Wusun, and Xiongu. In the Shajing cultural site found here, an eagle head staff of nomadic leaders and exquisite colored pottery were unearthed. Although this civilization has disappeared in desert, bronze eagle headwear, deer-shaped ornament and many kinds of unique utensils are still telling the mysterious past of ancient tribes. Standing in front of them, your thoughts will go back thousands of years.
It is a place rich in remains - Here, except the Danxia landform group, there are many famous Buddhist and Taoist mountains, such as Zhutuo Mountain in Kushui, Tonghai Mountain and Fenghuang Mountain in Shuping, Qingming Mountain in Hongcheng. It is surrounded by famous historical and cultural towns such as Hongcheng, Kushui and Shuping. Ancient fossils in the scenic spot and traces of the great wall of Han and Ming are the history-tellers. People are attracted to temples by their reputations, such as Gan'en Temple, Tonghai Temple and Lifu Temple. There are also national and provincial-level intangible cultural heritages, such as Lanzhou Taiping Drum, Kushui High Stilts, Xia'er Diao, Shadow Play and Puppet Show, which display the brilliant culture.
It is a place with diverse experience - You can enjoy the art treasure of Mogao Grottoes that you have been longing for a long time! The Mogao World here is a perfect replica based on the successful experience of the world and the cutting-edge technology, which takes the world cultural heritage Mogao Grottoes as the origin, the Silk Road Grottoes Art as the theme pattern, the Gansu Grottoes Art as the endowment resources, and combines with the local Danxia landform and cultural characteristics of Lanzhou, helping you experience the classic Mogao Grottoes in Lanzhou. More surprisingly, in the valley surrounded by mountains, there is also an ancient village away from the city named "Xinghua Village", which is a real paradise with rich patterns, rational design, distinctive architectural features, the simplest folk customs and the most authentic food! Next, the province will create a tourism route consisting of ancient village, Danxia landform scenic area, and Mogao Grottoes to attract tourists around the world.
The pale language can merely describe the colorful landscape. Only when you come in person can you really appreciate the charming here.
Unexpectedly, the scenic spot being built is still waiting for a proper name!
Are you interested in naming such fantastic, beautiful and gorgeous place and design a logo for it? Please come and participate in the global naming activity of Shuping scenic area of Danxia landform and contribute your Cretaceous earth stories!
Qualification: Any original and unpublished work that can reflect the features and cultural heritage of Shuping Danxia landform!
Prizes offered: 1 Best Image Design, RMB 80,000 (tax included);
1 Best Name Design, RMB 20,000 (tax included);
10 Excellent Awards: RMB 2,000 (tax included) per person.
Participation Awards: One ticket for the scenic spot by providing effective works!
Participation Methods: From now on to March 30, 2020, please send the name of the scenic spot and the basic idea of naming (including the reason and meaning of naming), the design concept of the Logo, the original materials and other related materials, as well as personal information (name, unit, connect address, identification number, contact number, e-mail) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Awards Publicity: After the deadline, an evaluation committee, set up by the organizer, Lanzhou Culture & Tourism Industry Development Company, will review the contributed works, and publish the assessment results on the official website, WeChat official account and MicroBlog.
What are you waiting for? Come and take part in the naming event for big prizes, free tickets, and travel in the secret place of the ancient Silk Road - Shuping Danxia!
Lanzhou Culture & Tourism Industry Development Company
November 29, 2019