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About Zhangye

Zhangye is located in the northwestern part of Gansu Province. Its long history, splendid culture, beautiful mountains and rivers and the traditional life here form a charming city with unique Western Chinese characteristics. Zhangye’s cultural relics and historical sites are scattered throughout the region. Among them, the nationally protected key cultural relics include the Big Buddha Temple, Heishuiguo, Horseshoe Temple, Wenshu Mountain and Yuantong Tower. Zhangye is also rich in natural landscapes. The magnificent Danxia landform and charming Shandan Horse Farm make visitors’ hearts skip a beat.

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Zhangye Buddhist Temple
1,419 Reviews
Zhangye Buddhist Temple is located in the southwestern corner of Zhangye City in Gansu Province. It is an important historical site on the Silk Road and a symbolic building of the historical and cultural city Zhangye. The Great Buddha Temple is a prestigious Buddhist temple in the northwest inland. The temple contains ancient buildings, towering old trees, and a beautiful environment. There are rare religious halls of the Xixia minority in the country, oversized indoor statue buddhas, rare Ming Dynasty handbooks, and thousands of collections of fine cultural relics.
Zhangye National Wetland Park
117 Reviews
Zhangye National Wetland Park is located in the urban area of ​​Zhangye and is one of the few urban wetland parks in the northwest. The park has crystal clear lakes, large areas of reeds, lush trees and lawn gardens, and many other elegant landscapes are rare in the Northwest. The wetland park is rich in ornamental content. There are birds in the spring, lotus flowers in the summer, golden reeds in the autumn, and beautiful snow in the winter. In addition, there are many recreational activities such as fishing, bicycles, sightseeing cars, rafting, and cruises. It is the perfect place for leisure and entertainment in downtown Zhangye.
Muta Temple
123 Reviews
Ancient Pagoda
Xianfu South Street, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734023, China
Fulaideng Hot Spring Water Park
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Hot Spring
Fulaideng Hot Spring Water Park is located in Ganzhou District, Zhangye City. It has a large spa treatment space and also an indoor water world with four seasons which is maintained at constant temperature. The Hot Spring Water Park is well equipped with dozens of advanced aquatic entertainment facilities in China which includes the national standard swimming pools for the guests to spend time swimming, water parks where the guests can spend time relaxing and also has a water rafting which the guests can use. This Park is a place of leisure and vacation that combines catering, accommodation and leisure functions.

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Posted: Oct 1, 2017
The Great Buddha Temple was built in the first year of Yongan in the Western Xia Dynasty (1098). It was originally known as Jiaye Rulai Temple, Ming Yongle nine years (1411), the famous Baojue Temple, and the Qing Emperor Kangxi seventeen years (1678) falsified Hongren Temple. The huge reclining Buddha statue is named the Big Buddha Temple, also known as the Sleeping Buddha Temple. The Dafo Temple covers an area of about 23,000 square meters. It sits east to the west and now houses only the Great Buddha Hall, the Tibetan Classical Pavilion, and the Earthen Tower on the central axis. The Great Buddha Temple is nine (48.3 meters) wide, seven deep (24.5 meters) deep, 20.2 meters high, and two floors, resting on the top of the mountain. There are 31 painted clay sculptures in the temple, which are the relics of Xixia. Among them, the reclining Buddha is 34.5 meters long and is the largest indoor reclining Buddha statue in China. After the reclining Buddha, there are dozens of disciples, and there are statues of Yu Po Yi, You Po Sai and 18 Lohan. The Zangjing Pavilion is 21.3 meters wide and 10.5 meters deep. Formerly known as the Amitabha Thousand Buddha Pagoda, the Tuta is a brick-and-mortar mixed-top tower with a height of 33.37 meters. The temple houses the largest indoor reclining Buddha in the country, which is the Nirvana image of Buddha Sakyamuni. He sleeps peacefully above the 1.2-meter-high Buddhist altar in the main hall. The Buddha is 34.5 meters long, shoulders 7.5 meters wide, ears about 4 meters long and 5.2 meters long. A middle finger of the Buddha can lay a person flat, and eight people can sit side by side in the ear, showing how huge the statue is.
Posted: Dec 21, 2018
Shirley Zhu   
Heishui State Site, Hexi Culture Treasure Also known as Blackwater Country Castle, commonly known as Blackwater Country or Old Ganzhou, also known as Ganzhou Old Town, is the station on the Silk Road, more than 4,000 years ago. History. arrived at the site of the Blackwater State at sunrise, and the sun's glow slowly jumped out of the horizon of the East. The chimney of the distant factory smoked smokelessly, and the morning fog was not scattered. This is the most common morning scene in Ganzhou, but behind us is a blackwater country site with a history of four thousand years. Its a daggers silence, and its awesome. Far away, we saw a mound of ten meters high first appearing in the field of vision, here is the site of the southern city of the Blackwater Country. In the east, it is the entrance to the south city. As everyone knows, there is a city hidden in the middle of the mound. The sand-sand piles piled up along the sand dunes along the city wall climbed the city wall, and you can see the core area in the city. The street layout and the layout of the buildings in the city are faintly visible, and the building sites are dense. Between the weeds and gravel, there are a large number of bricks, tiles, gray pottery pieces and residual stone mills from the Han Dynasty to the Wei and Jin Dynasties, which makes people appreciate the beauty of the ruins. More than a thousand years ago, it was a bustling city. Only a thousand years later, the city has only one outline. The broken turrets on the side of the wall are the most obvious signs. Although it has been invaded by the millennium, it still looks at the broken old castle alone. Perhaps the Blackwater Country, which has gone through two thousand years, does not need to be lively and disturbed, as long as it is still standing in the desert, immortal like a poplar tree.
Posted: Feb 19, 2019