Zhangye Attraction

Read the following introductions for attractions in Zhangye. You will know the top attractions there and you can also get to know the city attractions by category.

Buddhist Caves/Grottos

Mati Temple

Mati Templen Scenic Area is a protected religion relics at state-level by goverment. Set within the beautiful surroundings at the foothills of the Qilian Mountains, Horse Hoof Temple (Mati Si) boasts a wonderful Silk Road heritage and Buddhist Art along cliff side.

Temples, Monasteries and Mosques

Giant Buddha Temple

Giant Buddha Temple is a landmark building in the Zhangye city on the famous ancient silk road and houses a biggest sleeping buddha in China It is an important unit of cultural relics under the national protection. The The history of the temple can date back about 900 years ago in the The Western Xia empire(1038-1227).

Unique Natural Sights

Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park

ZhangyeDanxia NationalGeological Parkis the only complex scenery region including the Danxia Landform and ColorfulHills in China.It can be divided two parts: Binggou Scenic Area (Ice Vallay) and ColorfulHills Scenic Area( Rainbow Mountains).

Natural Attractions

Kangle Grassland

Kangle Grassland got its name because of a temple called Kanglong standing on its territory. The whole area of the grassland occupies 180 thousand hectares. On this beautiful land there are many attractive scenic spot, like Danxia Geologic Scenic Area, Machangtan Grassland, Kanglong Temple, Exploration Area of Snow Mountains, Shiwo Historic Site.