Pingshan Grand Canyon
Pingshan Grand Canyon
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Fess S
Tucson, AZ370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
You can take a bus from the west bus station at 9:45 about CNY 15 but not positive and it will drop you at the park entrance. The return bus leaves between 16:00 and 16:30 but whatever time it is, you will have plenty of time in the park. We did the main bus/walking tour although they have a new part for over CNY 300 they tried to sell us. The food stalls near the park entrance were well priced and we had a nice lunch before entering. The park is amazing and I highly recommend!
Written July 3, 2019
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emster2029
Singapore, Singapore974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
Smaller scale version of Colorado, this canyon is located about 60 km north east of Zhangye. It is a relatively new attraction as there are fewer visitors. To fully appreciate the scenery, you need to go down into the canyon rather than looking it from the top.

Their website is www.pshdxg.com in Chinese with photos.
Written September 26, 2015
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Michael C
Singapore, Singapore365 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Business
Compared to the Danxia mountains, this area only takes half that time to cover (1.5 hours). Make sure to go dow to the canyon floor to experience the valley! theres a cat ladder course that will take u back to the surface again, offering a little difference experience to the alternative roundabout way to return to the road levels. Overall a good experience. We hired a taxi (4 of us) and the driver took us to Binggou Daxia / Qicai Daxia / Pingshan Canyon for under RMB600. We saved all the time we could, for Qicai Danxia, which took us 4hours.
This is one of the must-see attractions in this region.
Written May 5, 2018
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mcolt
Shanghai, China66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
We hiked down into the canyon and it was unbelievable. It just kept going and going. We took the ladder exit which was a bit scary, but ultimately felt rewarded once we completed the hike. It exceeded my expectations! Must do if your here to see Rainbow Mountains.
Written June 17, 2019
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Unstoppable Wanderer
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
Listed as world top 5 canyons, as equally famous as Colorado Canyon. It's also China top most outdoor photographic creation base for those seek nature incomparable and breathtaking pictures.
Written September 13, 2018
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Marion J
Mission, Canada57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Friends
If you are not a hiker, you wont see much. We had a great time going down to the bottom and explore the canyon. Yes, there are many stairs, but you don't need to run.... I am 68 yrs young and had no problems whatsoever.There are still only a few visitors around and the constructions are ongoing. There will be more and more to be explored as the work progresses. Take food/water along. We took a taxi from Zhangye and the taxi waited to bring us back in the afternoon. A nice 3/4 of a day outing.
Written October 11, 2016
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Andri R
Guangzhou, China11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
it is one of the highlight for 1 day trip in Zhangye before go to the rainbow mountain, better rent a private car, so can go to few places in 1 day like I did, full report in ... days2explore.com
Written February 7, 2018
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ladakhed
Shanghai, China26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
This was a great place to go, and was a very different kind of landscape to the Danxia Rainbow mountains, which do not seem to be mentioned on tripadvisor, and May be conflated with these ones. Many people go on a day tour to see both landscape areas, but only do this if you are in a rush.

Whereas in the rainbow mountains you are in the thick of the beauty, you start here floating above a landscape far below you, and it is mesmerising. There are a range of colours and shapes, mesas, escarpments, towers of stone and jagged layers of rock plummeting down into narrow canyons. Having enjoyed the scenery from above, you descend into one of the canyons through steep sections of steps and ladders, before squeezing through some tight spaces, as well as climbing two vertical 20m ladders to make it up one of the chutes. It sounds scary and strenuous, but antobe with moderate Fitness will find it fine.

It took a comfortable 3 hours or so to enjoy the view s and do the walk.

There is a 0945 bus from the west bus station that will do you off at the site at 1100 and pick you up again at 1630. We twiddled our thumbs a bit for an hour, but you could easily extend the walk in the park, or enjoy all the new facilities they are building outside the park. A taxi would cost between 200 and 300 for a return trip, depending on your bargaining skills.

It was 100rmb per adult to enter, and 30rmb for a return 25 minute bus ride from the gate to the main park itself.

It was a beautiful area and a fun walk. Definitely worth going.
Written July 23, 2020
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RitaM0919
Hotan, China68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Rainbow mountains are amazing. the property is well managed. We used a wheelchair for my mother, and we only had an issue at Station #2 - the hill was very steep.... but so worth it! For people walking - it's about 200 steps, but with platforms as you go . Station 4 was my favorite. Allocate a good 4-5 hours, and try to go as the sun is moving (later day) - the colors do change as you go! There are shops to buy food and drink at every station, and the shuttle bus service is very very well managed.
Written June 13, 2019
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wanderlustforever21
Cincinnati, OH226 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Friends
I'm assuming that anyone reading this review is an avid traveler as this is a very remote location and not very well known to tourists. That being said, sometimes when you travel a lot it's hard to be awestruck and this was the case for me with the Grand Canyon. Also, in full disclosure I must say that I typically don't travel to hike as I prefer culture and cities. I had also just come from the Rainbow Mountains so maybe it was Mountain overload for me. My point is that if you are in that area, it is nice to see but not something I would recommend as a sole destination. One can easily see a lot better Mountain and Canyon ranges in the US for a lot less in cost. There's not that much to do in such a remote area so our choice after the Rainbow Mountains was either the canyon or the Mati Temple.
Written June 22, 2017
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