Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province in northwest China. The Yellow River, the Chinese Mother River, runs through the city, ensuring rich crops of many juicy and fragrant fruits. The city has the facilities of transportation and telecommunication centers. Covering an area of 1631.6 square kilometers (629.96 square miles), it was once a key point on the ancient Silk Road. Today, it is 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.
As large number of Muslims are living in Lanzhou, the travelers are requested to respect the religious beliefs and living habits of ethnic minorities. Do not bring outside food to enter halal restaurants, do not drink alcohol in restaurants, and do not talk about topics related to pork.
When traveling in Gansu, you will need to bring more headscarves or dust masks. Especially in the spring when the sand weather is common, there are dust storms.
Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province in northwest China. The Yellow River, the Chinese Mother River, runs through the city, ensuring rich crops of many juicy and fragrant fruits. The city is the transportation and telecommunication center of the region.
With mountains to the south and north of the city and the Yellow River flowing from the east to the west, Lanzhou is a beautiful modern city with both the grand beauty of northern cities and the prettiness of southern cities. The city downtown comprises five districts: Chengguan, Qilihe, Xigu, Honggu and Anning. Among them, Chengguan District, situated in the eastern part of the city, is the center of politics, economy, culture and transportation. Anning District, in the northwestern part, is the economic development zone as well as the area where most colleges are located.
Gansu is located in the junction land of Eastern and Western cultural. The long history and ambiguous ethnic culture gave birth to numerous religious beliefs. In Gansu, there are five religions: Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, and Christianity.
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