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About Lanzhou

Lanzhou is located along the banks of the Yellow River and is the provincial capital of Gansu. Lanzhou offers an experience of true immersion in China's great northwest. According to many tourists and travelers, this city is just a transit and transfer point where, after just a short stay, they will continue onwards to southern Gansu or west along the Yellow River. But Lanzhou also has its own enchanting charm. After arriving in Lanzhou, eat a bowl of beef noodles, sip a sweet cup of "sanpaotai" tea and go for a stroll along the Yellow River. Then, you can begin your explorations of China's vast northwest.

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Yellow River Steel Bridge
4.6/5
2,492 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.

Gansu Provincial Museum
4.7/5
1,339 Reviews
Museum

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.

Baitashan Park
4.5/5
751 Reviews
City Park

Baitashan Park is located on the north bank of the Yellow River near Lanzhou city center and is an important attraction in Lanzhou. Baita Mountain is famous for its ancient white pagoda on the top of the mountain. There are also many palace-style buildings in the mountains. Many trees are planted around the building. It is very good for mountaineering and photography. What's more, you can see the spectacular panoramic view of Lanzhou City when you board the Baita Mountain. The view is very wide.

Waterwheel Expo Park
4.4/5
594 Reviews
Theme Park

The Waterwheel Expo Park is located on the banks of the Yellow River in Nanbinhe East Road, Lanzhou City. It is a part of the Green Promenade of the Binhe Road. The Waterwheel Expo Park is also a famous theme park in Lanzhou. All kinds of waterwheels from all over the country are brought together by the park, based on the well-known Lanzhou Yellow River waterwheel. The waterwheels are displayed prominently in the park. You can acquire knowledge about the characteristics of waterwheels by paying a visit to the park. It also consists of ponds, flowers, sculptures and other landscapes which makes it a scenic area. The environment of the park is picturesquely beautiful.

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Sep 24, 2019
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