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Photography Tours

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We are committed to offering one-on-one
photography guidance in Zhangye

Private photography guiding

Videography guiding

Workshop Support

Ideas for your photography tour to Zhangye

Our local photographer guide has meticulously crafted all the photography tours based on their extensive experience and the preferences of our previous customers.


With their expertise and our commitment to providing exceptional service, we ensure that every detail is taken care of. You can rest assured knowing that you will have a seamless and unforgettable photo tour in Zhangye.

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8 Days   |   Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

USD 2,900
6 spots left
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​Want to customize a photo tour by your interests and preferences?

We can easily crafted an itinerary just for you.

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The best time to visit Zhangye

The best time to explore Zhangye is from June to September, when the cool weather and increased rainfall enhance the beauty of the rainbow mountains, revealing their most stunning colors.

Moreover, the Qilian Mountain Range offers a contrasting landscape to the rainbow mountains. The serene grasslands and valleys in this arid and untamed land present a captivating and alluring sight.

Top Zhangye photography locations

  1. Rainbow Mountains/Colorful Hills

  2. Ice Valley (Binggou Scenic Area)

  3. Giant Buddha Temple

  4. Mati Temple

  5. Qilian Mountain Range

  6. Shandan Army Horse Farm

How many days do I need?

Due to its limited accessibility from gateway cities, we do not recommend visiting Zhangye solely for day trips. Instead, the most popular itinerary involves combining Zhangye with Dunhuang.

For a visit to Zhangye, a duration of 3 days is sufficient. Spend 2 days to explore the various sections of the rainbow mountains, and reserve one day to visit the Mati Temple and other cultural relics.

If you plan to travel to both Zhangye and Dunhuang, it is advisable to have at least 6 days or more to fully experience and appreciate these destinations.

It's a great mixture of people and landscape... Mercier really know about what you need for taking great shots.

Heiner, Germany

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