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Lanzhou Travel Guide

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Labrang Monastery
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Gansu Provincial Museum



Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province in northwest China with the Yellow River running through the city, ensuring rich crops of many juicy and fragrant fruits. The city used to be a key point on the ancient Silk Road. Nowadays, as Silk Road tour becomes increasingly hot, Lanzhou is regarded as a hub of the Silk Road Tourism Ring, with Maiji Caves to the east, Bingling Temple Grottoes to the west, Labrang Monastery to the south and Dunhuang Mogao Caves to the north. Besides the natural and cultural attractions, Lanzhou also is famous for its special Hand-pulled Noodles. Hand-pulled Noodles is the local main food of Lanzhou and is regarded as one of the top ten noodles in China. It is said Lanzhou Hand-pulled Noodles could trace back to the Tang Dynasty. The most distinctive features of the noodles are: thin broth, sliced boiled beef, and fine noodles. Now tourists could find the chain-restaurants of Lanzhou Hand-puled Noodles almost every city, especially in the northern cities in China. Hence Lanhzou Hang-pulled Noodles is honored as the No, 1 Noodles in China.


Lanzhou Tours

3 Days Short Lanzhou Tour

Lanzhou is the must-path spot of ancient Silk Road in the past and now is listed one of the must see cities in ones Silk Road tour. In Lanzhou city tourists could nor only see natural scenery and cultural relics but also they will have chance to try most authentic Lanzhou hand-pulled noodles.

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4 Days Lanzhou & Xiahe Tour

This tour package will show tourists with Lanzhou part of Yellow River and the water wheel garden in Lanzhou to appreciate the static beauty of the Monter River of Chinese nation and to witness the grand irrigation work by ancient Chinese people. And in Xiahe the tour will show tourists Labrang Monastery, Sangke Prairie and Binglingsi Grottoes.

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4 Days Lanzhou & Tianshui Culture Tour

Appreciate one of the top four grottoes in China in Tianhui and spend a few days in Lanzhou to hear about the culture along the ancient Silk Road. A visit to Yellow River in Lanzhou you will find the tranquil and gentle beauty of mother river of Chinese nation. And other attractions focus on culture explanation of Silk Road.

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4 Days Lanzhou & Xiahe Tour from Xian by Train

Yellow River is the mother river of Chinese nation. Lanzhou part of the Yellow River looks like a traditional Chinese lady, tranquil and clam. the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe is the temple that of most distinctive Tibetan feature among temples outside Tibet. And Sangke Prairie is one of the best pastures in northern China.

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Binglingsi Grottoes

Binglingsi Grottoes at the Linxia Hui Autonomous County looks like Mogao Grottoes to some extent. The grottoes were made in the west cliff of Jishi Mountain. It is about 80km from Lanzhou and one way riding will cost about 1.5 hours from Lanzhou. There are 183 caves which hous...

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Gansu Provincial Museum

Provincial Museum is the largest comprehensive museum in Gansu province and one of the best sights of the city. The museum was built in 1956 with an area of 18,000 square meters. With 7,500 square meters of exhibition space, the Museum mainly features five exhibition halls, na...

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Labrang Lamasery

Labrang Lamasery is located in Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province.The lamasery is well known for its grand architecture, its fine collection of books and documents and a history of more than 300 years. The temple was initially built under the su...

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