Lanzhou is the capital of Gansu Province. Also it the center of transportion, communication and the Silk Road Tourism Ring in northwest of China. It covers an area of 1631.6 square kilometers (629.96 square miles), with a population of 3.14 million.
Main attractions: Maiji Caves, Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves, Labrang Monastery, Sanke Prairie and the Dunhuang Mogao Caves.
Lanzhou is the only provincial city through which the Yellow River flows. So you may witness the grandeur of the Yellow River there. You may meander along the grand river or taste the eight auspicious teas at the Watermill Park. Whatever you will be impressed by its perfect combination of the modern and the old.
Lanzhou city is divided into five districts, that is, Chengguang(the political, economic and cultural center), Qilihe, Xigu, Honggu and Anning.
There are several natural parks in Lanzhou, such as Yan Tan Park, shifogou National Forest Park, the White Pagoda Park and the Five-Spring Mountain Park. You may enjoy the beautiful landscape and experience the culture at the same time. Also, the hospitable local people and the delicious but cheap snacks will surely make your trip more impressive.