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8 of the most colorful 'painted' hillsides in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on March 28, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Zhangye Danxia Landform

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Zhangye Danxia Landform, China

No need to adjust your screen; this amazing technicolor landscape is real. The Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China was first formed as a result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being laid down over 24 million years ago. Typically referred to as 'The Rainbow Mountains,' the site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010.