Xinglongshan Nature Reserve is a popular mountain with long history. It is a place where locals from Lanzhou can climb and exercise and enjoy summer games. The Xinglongshan Nature Reserve is rich in trees, with many blue pines, mountains and rivers. It is a rare and beautiful place compared to the arid northwestern land. When Chiang Kai-shek and Song Meiling visited Lanzhou in the period of the Warlord Era, they lived here and built the Chiang Kai-shek official residence.