not touristy at all but very interesting site, and free! looks beautiful in the snow. really enjoyed this lovely place
To the northwest of Zhangye City, cross the Heihe Bridge along National Road 312 for about 10 minutes. It is on the left hand side of the road. There is a research institute in front. There is only a small stone mark in the entrance. Go in along the dirt road. Now there is a construction unit in the entrance. The label is not very conspicuous, and it is very difficult to find if it is not known in advance. The front part is fenced off. Only a small sign can you see the ruins. Now it is even more desolate. There is no green space in the city, only sheep dung on the ground. I haven't seen any protection measures, but unfortunately, the weathering of the city wall is very serious, and it may not be seen in a few years. There is no explanation for the ruins, only a few stone signs are erected. What is puzzled is whether the ‘Ming’ at the back indicates the direction?
The Heishui State Site, located 12.5 kilometers northwest of Zhangye, 15 kilometers long from north to south and 10 kilometers long from east to west, is an ancient cultural site of the Neolithic period and a key cultural relic protection unit in the country. There are Han dynasty tombs in the Heishuiguo site, about 4 square kilometers.
[Fun] Zhang Guo's arms are tucked into the Western Regions.
Salute the country.
[Value for money] It depends on how you look at it. The attraction itself is nothing but your interest in the site.
The site of Heishui Country, located on the side of the national highway 10 kilometers northwest of Zhangye City, has a history of thousands of years. Historically, the Huns moved here, and the capital of the country designated as "Xiaoyue State" was built here. The local people called it "Lao Ganzhou" or "Heishui State". The Heishui country got its name because of Heihe, and it also flourished and declined because of Heihe. The location of the site is relatively biased. Follow the navigation and drive by car. A site sign and a fork road are found about one kilometer before the navigation location. After driving for 1-2 kilometers, you will arrive at a deserted and primitive earth city ruin, and you can faintly see the old appearance of the ancient city of Xiaoguo. This place is an undeveloped scenic spot, authentic and suitable for self-driving. It is necessary to pay attention to the sandy environment around the city wall of the ruins. Non-off-road vehicles must not try to avoid falling into the sand.
Preston_Dominguez: 12.5 km northwest of Zhangye
Jeremy_Dodson: I recommended Heishuiguo Site,Heishuiguo Site and Mausoleums of Han Dynasty