12 Breathtaking Photos of Jingbian Wave Valley, Shaanxi

In Longzhou Township, Jingbian County, Shaanxi Province, there is a little-known Danxia landform called “Wave Valley”, which unreservedly displayed a world of wonder shaped by wind, water and time over millions of years.

The unique Danxia landform are various landscapes found in China that consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs.

The texture lines of sandstone are ever-changing, some like waves, some like flowing water, spirals, and their shapes are unique.

It is said that the landscape is comparable with the Wave, a sandstone rock formation located in Arizona, United States.

These formations show different colors at different times and various shapes from different angles, looking grand and magnificent.

The complex bedding surface of the rocks in the Valley of Waves consists of huge sand tunes that have started to deposit since one hundred and fifty million years ago in the Jurassic Period.

The sand tunes continued to be covered by red sands which underground water has been impregnating layer by layer. After a considerable period of time, the mineral substances in the water condensed sands into sandstones and form a laminated structure.

Walking on along the traces of red stones, you will feel a very strong sense of visual impact and cannot help but exclaim over the superlative craftsmanship of Mother Nature.

Photos from photo.cctv.com

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