hexi corridor

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The opening frame of this - the red and yellow hills, is China’s Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. That part of the clip shows up in the last minute of this tour through the landscape of western China. Original caption:

Gansu Province is located in the northwestern China. To the west of Lanzhou and west of the Yellow River is the famous “Hexi Corridor,” an important strategic passage on the ancient Silk Road stretching to the west. This area abounds in rich historical and cultural heritage, including grottoes, ancient buildings and other cultural relics.

Through these lands, and in the Gobi Desert, you can admire some natural landscapes characterized by a tormented geological history.