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Forest
_We***75The summer solstice of the wuzhishan flowers, bees flying butterfly dance, just in the rain after the sun, vigorous and upright pine and cypress lush, full of green all over the mountains, fresh and pleasant, the breeze with a variety of flowers and light earthy breath heart! In the rainy season, the sun shines on the body warm and comfortable. Not too many tourists, preserving the quiet of nature. Walking through the woods, treading on the wet wooden path, listening to the birdsong and the sound of the pine waves. Enjoy the charm of nature with your heart.
4.4/5
162 Reviews
Grassland
TaleTellThe world's largest horse farm, Shandan Army Racecourse, dates back to 121 BC. Its first longest-term, the famous West Han Dynasty general Huo Quqi is ill. It is located at the foot of Qilian Mountain, the head is the snow mountain, the more the direction of the reservoir, the better scenery. Shandan Army Racecourse in Shandan, 150 kilometers from Zhangye City, people rarely because of the distance and remote, there is no facilities around, endless grassland, here only live to raise horses and soldiers brother. The house was broken, and most of it had collapsed and left idle, but its scenery was invincible and it was a perfect match for the original ecology of all places. The lake is called Ostrich Lake, and my horse ran all the way to take me, local people told it was the snow water on the Qilian Snow Mountain formed, unusually cold, to protect, was also surrounded. As long as you tell the horse will ride and let the horse owner see that you can drive the horse, the horse owner will not follow and will not lead, just know the direction, the horse also know the road. Twenty kilometers of real horse ~
4.2/5
46 Reviews
宁静致远-qdShandan Big Buddha Temple is called Tufo Temple in history. It is located about 5 kilometers west of Shandan County and backed by high mountains. It is an ancient temple built during the Northern Wei Dynasty. The temple is famous for the largest indoor clay sculpture sitting Buddha statue in the country. In history, the status of temples is extremely high. Ming Yingzong Zhu Qizhen once personally inscribed the temple names for the temples. Most of the temples today were renovated in the 1990s. They are large in scale and can come to worship Buddha and pray. There are several main buildings in the temple, such as the mountain gate, the Tianwang Hall, the Daxiong Hall, the Five Hundred Arhat Hall, and the Ksitigarbha Hall. In addition, there are also squares and buildings in the courtyard such as the Prince Mu of Kowloon, the Buddhist Culture Corridor, the seven-hole archway, and Buddha's footprint , You can visit them one by one. The more important landscapes mainly include the Daxiong Hall and the Five Hundred Arhat Hall. The Daxiong Hall is a loft-like high-rise all-wood building. The whole body is red and it is very beautiful. You can take pictures and visit it outside. Inside the building is enshrined the most famous Buddha in the whole temple, the seated statue of Sakyamuni. It is 35 meters high. The hands, feet, chest and face of the sitting Buddha are covered with pure gold, and the golden light is very spectacular in terms of scale and tolerance. It has the title of "The Number One Buddha in the World". After reaching the top of the building, you can also see the scenery of the reservoir in the distance, and the view is very wide. The Hall of Five Hundred Arhats is divided into two halls on the left and right, each enshrining 250 Arhats, representing the five hundred disciples of Sakyamuni. The Luohan here is a colorful clay statue with bright colors, so you can come to visit and worship. Opening hours 8:30-17:30 Ticket information rack price: 40.0RMB Tickets 40 yuan; minors, seniors, and students with valid certificates are 20 yuan, children are free.
4.3/5
24 Reviews
宁静致远-qdThe Shandan Hamming Great Wall, known as the "Great Wall Open-Air Museum", is an important preservation section of the ancient Great Wall site, one of China's famous world cultural sites, and has gradually attracted worldwide attention. The Great Wall of Shandan County is divided into two categories: one is the Han Great Wall and the other is the Ming Great Wall. The Great Wall of Hamming stretches in parallel for nearly 200 kilometers from east to west in Shandan County. Among them, the Ming Great Wall was built during the Wanli period of Jiajing. It is composed of walls, piers and barriers made of loess or yellow sand soil. The total length is 282.7 kilometers, and the existing 98.5 kilometers are the most complete rammed Great Wall in China so far. The Han trench was first built in the time of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty (AD 121). A trench was used instead of the wall. A beacon was built on the ridge. It is about 100 kilometers long and more than 10 kilometers in existence. The Great Wall of Han Dynasty is on the north side of the Great Wall of Ming Dynasty, about 10 to 80 meters away. It was built in different historical years and paralleled at the same time. It is the only section of the Great Wall that has remained relatively complete so far. You can come here when you feel confused. When the car is driving in the desert, there is only a straight road and the Great Wall beside the road leading to the sky. There is no confusion in life here. You just need to bravely move forward and backward. The cloud waved his hand and smiled at the corner of his mouth, without taking away a trace of sadness. The Great Wall of Hamming is an architectural monument of different historical ages, and proper protection is the link between the past architectural monuments, reality and the future.
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4.7/5
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Canyon
D32***01Highly recommend! The road is paved now so it only takes one hour each way. Bus doesn’t always run outside the high season (starts May) but you can still go to the West Bus station (before 9am) and see if anyone wants to carpool. Standard rate for a car is 240. Enjoy!
3.9/5
15 Reviews
City Park
华年如斯I went to the racecourse and stayed in Shandan County for one night. I arrived at this park in the evening without any problems. The scenery is very beautiful. Many citizens come here to go for a walk, dance and play ball. They feel good, comfortable and leisurely, and have a strong atmosphere of life.

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