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"With the sun shining brightly, then dusk’s mists falling, at every turn, the scenery changes like magic."
–Fan Zhongyan

Zhangye Danxia is a 3-tile impassable Natural Wonder in Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. Zhangye Danxia appears as a Mountain, and may be found within mountain ranges on Desert, Grassland, Plains, or Tundra tiles. Zhangye Danxia increases the Appeal of adjacent tiles by +2.

Each player who owns at least one tile of Zhangye Danxia recieves 2 General6 Great General points and 2 Merchant6 Great Merchant points each turn. (Owning multiple tiles does not increase the bonus.)

In Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, discovering Zhangye Danxia grants +1 Era Score, or +3 Score if the player is the first to do so.


Different from the majority of Natural Wonders, Zhangye Danxia does not grant any tile yield, but General6 Great General and Merchant6 Great Merchant points. Hence this is not a Natural Wonder players should prioritize during the early game (Ancient and early Classical) in terms of helping you construct infrastructure but can help you earn a head start on important General6 Great General (if you are an early warmonger) or Merchant6 Great Merchant (espeically the powerful Zhang Qian) without having to build the respective districts. However, if you plan on mass-building Encampments and Commercial Hubs (which you should not really go overboard and build Encampments everywhere), this Natural Wonder becomes rather redundant and insignificant, so don't go out of your way for it. Three extra Era Scores for settling nearby is nice, but it is definitely not worth settling in an indefensible spot, especially when the bonus cannot justify such action.

Civilopedia entryEdit

The ragged sandstone mountains of Zhangye Danxia span over 120 square miles near the heart of modern China, in the foothills of the Qilian Mountains. Seemingly painted across its rugged landscape are bands of red, blue, green, and gold—a result of naturally occurring chemical reactions, erosion, and tectonic shifts between the Indian and Eurasian plates.

The colors of the “Rainbow Mountains” are so vibrant that photographs of the region can appear digitally filtered. The available light can further alter the coloration, making Zhangye Danxia a true wonder to behold at any time of day.


  • Zhangye Danxia is unique among natural wonders in Civilization VI in that it provides no adjacency bonus, nor does it provide any promotion to units.


Wonders in Civilization VI

AlhambraAmundsen-Scott Research Station1Angkor WatApadanaBig BenBolshoi TheatreBroadwayCasa de Contratación1Chichen ItzaColosseumColossusCristo RedentorEiffel TowerEstádio do MaracanãForbidden CityGolden Gate Bridge2Great Bath2Great LibraryGreat LighthouseGreat ZimbabweHagia SophiaHanging GardensHermitageHuey TeocalliJebel BarkalKilwa Kisiwani1Kotoku-in1Machu Picchu2Mahabodhi TempleMausoleum at HalicarnassusMeenakshi Temple2Mont St. MichelOracleOrszágház2Oxford UniversityPanama Canal2PetraPotala PalacePyramidsRuhr ValleyStatue of Liberty1St. Basil's Cathedral1StonehengeSydney Opera HouseTaj Mahal1Temple of Artemis1Terracotta ArmyUniversity of Sankore2Venetian Arsenal

Natural Wonders

Chocolate Hills2Cliffs of DoverCrater LakeDead SeaDelicate Arch1Eye of the Sahara1Eyjafjallajökull3Galápagos IslandsGiant's Causeway3Gobustan2Great Barrier ReefHạ Long Bay3Ik-Kil2Kakadu4Lake Retba1Lysefjord3Mato Tipila2Matterhorn1Mount EverestMount KilimanjaroMount Roraima1Mount Vesuvius2Pamukkale2PantanalPinnacles4PiopiotahiSahara el Beyda2Torres del PaineTsingy de BemarahaUbsunur Hollow1Uluru3Vinland4 YosemiteZhangye Danxia1

1: Added in Rise and Fall2: Added in Gathering Storm3: Requires DLC4: Specific scenario games only
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