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Yellow River Steel Bridge
4.6/5
2,781 Reviews
Bridge
The Yellow River Steel Bridge is also known as Zhongshan Bridge. It is one of Lanzhou’s most famous landmarks and a must-see for visitors. This steel bridge was built in the waning years of the Qing Dynasty. At that time, it was the first bridge that the Yellow River that could be used the whole year round. All of the materials used in the German-designed steel bridge was imported from Germany and work on the construction was overseen by German engineers. The north terminus of the Yellow River Steel Bridge is just beneath the famous Baita (White Pagoda) Mountain. Atop the mountain are many ancient relics and monuments. Many people like to climb the mountain to take photos of the panoramic view of Lanzhou and the Yellow River Steel Bridge.
Maiji Mountain Scenic Area
4.6/5
1,467 Reviews
Grotto
The Maiji Mountain Scenic Area is located in Tianshui City. The four main sites within the scenic area are the Maiji Mountain Grottoes, the Xianren Cliff, Shimen and the Quxi Scenic Area. There is also an ancient town and the Jieting Hot Spring Scenic Area. The Maiji Mountain Grottoes, Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, Longmen Grottoes and Yungang Grottoes are the four major Buddhist grottoes in China. Xianren Cliff has three cliffs. The west cliff holds the most Buddhist temples. Shimen Mountain is located in the southeastern part of Tianshui City. There are many historical sites from the Ming and Qing Dynasties to be found here. To the southeast of Maiji Mountain, the Quxi Scenic Area is a natural botanical garden and safari park.
Maijishan Grottoes
4.6/5
1,234 Reviews
Grotto
The Maijishan Grottoes are one of China's four most famous caves. Constructed over 1000 years ago, there are over 200 different caves cut into the side of a hill. Visitors can climb the walkway on the side of the cliff to admire the Buddhist sculptures and surrounding scenery.
Gansu Provincial Museum
4.6/5
1,514 Reviews
Gansu Provincial Museum is located in the Qilihe District of Lanzhou City. The museum houses a large number of precious cultural relics, which is a must-see destination for tourists in Lanzhou. The Copper Flying Horse Statue in the museum is not only a symbol of China's tourism, but also the treasure of the museum. Here you may also see the "Brick with Postman Picture" unearthed in Gansu. The brick with painted postman is now the symbol of China Post. In the museum, visitors can also enjoy the grottoes copied from the Mogao Grottoes and the Maiji Mountain Grottoes.

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Where to Experience Chinese New Year
Festivals
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Sichuan
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Gansu
Towards the end of January, a palpable excitement takes hold in places like China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations are a time of great joy and precipitate the world’s largest annual human migration. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people leave major cities to return home to smaller villages or provincial towns. The journey is joyous as people fill all manner of transport, eager to return home to see parents and children. Lunar New Year is central to Chinese cultural life, yet what are the holiday’s major characteristics? Where can you go to experience the festivities for yourself? This short primer will provide some answers to these questions and should, by the end, have you anxiously awaiting your own Red Packet!
Dannyboi   May 13, 2019
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