Zhangye Danxia landform in Gansu, China
The Danxia landform demotes to a range of landscapes discovered in southeast and southwest China that “consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs”. It is a distinctive sort of petrographic geomorphology found in China. Danxia landform is shaped from red-coloured sandstones and conglomerates of mostly Cretaceous time. The landforms look truly like karst topography that figures in areas underlain by limestones, but since the rocks that form danxia are sandstones and conglomerates, they have been named “pseudo-karst” landforms.
The initial studies were performed on what are now transferred to as Danxia landforms were conducted at Mt. Danxiashan, situated close to Shaoguan, China. In the 20s and 30s Chinese geologists made an attempt to learn more about these exciting geomorphic structures. Similar in seems to karst topography, danxia landforms are made up boosted continental crust that has been defected and worn, revealing large scarps of layered rock, red in color. Danxia landforms wrap numerous regions in southeast China. Taining County, Fujian Province has excellent examples of “young” danxia landforms wherein deep, narrow valleys have been created. As the landform acquires older, valleys broaden and one gets secluded towers and ridges.