Lanzhou Travel Guide

Lanzhou Travel Guide

Statue Of Mother Yellow River
Statue Of Mother Yellow River    Pictures
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. 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.

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.
Lanzhou Transport
As a transportation hub, Lanzhou connects western and central China. Flights are frequent from many large cities such as Beijing and Shanghai. It is the termination of the Longhai Railway, an important east-west rail route in China.
Lanzhou Noodles
Owing to its location, local cuisine absorbs characteristics from Islamic food. Beef and Mutton are common local food. The Beef Noodles are famous nationwide. In addition, there are many snacks such as Niangpi, Hui Dou Zi (Gray Bean) and Fried Noodles. Although many restaurants serve Islamic food, various cuisines such as hot pots and western food are also offered for travelers. There is no problem with finding something you will like.
Zhongxin Square, also named Dongfanghong Square, is the largest square in Lanzhou City, situated in the central area. Around this square, many shopping malls can be found. The square is the daily entertainment place for local people and is also an ideal shopping area for tourists. In addition, there are many popular commercial streets such as Qingyang Road, Zhangye Road Pedestrian Street, and Zhongshan Road.

Nightlife in Lanzhou is not boring. Bars, KTV, and nightclubs are easily found in commercial areas. Or visitors can walk along the banks of the Yellow River to enjoy its beauty with lights in the evening. If you are interested in local snacks, several night markets are waiting for you.

Some basic facts and information are provided to help your trip, study, business or life.
  • Area Code & Zip Code
  • Useful Phone Numbers
  • Post Office
  • Banks
  • Hospitals
  • Famous Universities

- Last modified on Sep. 03, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou Travel
Asked by Chin from MALAYSIA | Sep. 17, 2019 07:09Reply
Lanzhou airport to hotel in Zhangye Road
Hello, I will be arriving late (11 pm at night) at the airport. Is there any bus to my hotel at Zhangye Road or is it best to take taxi to my hotel? How much is the taxi fare from airport to Zhangye Road. Appreciate if you will answer my questions. Thank you

Answers (1)
Answered by Mona from USA | Sep. 22, 2019 18:42

You can take shuttle bus line of Qilihe and get off at Qilihe district government station with CNY30, then take taxi to your destination. The cab fare is around CNY160 if you take taxi from airport to Zhangye Road directly.
Asked by ELLIE from SINGAPORE | Sep. 02, 2019 07:37Reply
Hi, I would like to know how to get from Lanzhou Airport to Lanzhou Railway Station.
I will be heading to Xining.
If there is a direct bus near the airport, that will be great.
Answers (1)
Answered by Beryl from GERMANY | Sep. 03, 2019 23:54

There is no direct shuttle bus. Upon landing, you can take airport shuttle bus line 2 to Yellow River Bridge North Bus Stop. Then transfer to bus no.601 to Lanzhou Coach Station. Walk southwest around 400 meters to find the railway station.
Asked by claude from CANADA | Aug. 29, 2019 12:16Reply
What are the subway lines of Lanzhou in operation?
Answers (1)
Answered by Betsy from USA | Aug. 29, 2019 21:00

Only metro line 1.
Asked by Jeff from USA | Aug. 22, 2019 21:40Reply
Vegetarian food available in Lanzhou
Traveling to the heart of beef noodle world I wonder if a vegetarian can find food to eat?
Answers (1)
Answered by Tracy from CANADA | Aug. 26, 2019 19:41

There are vegetarian restaurants but not so many, like Baiyi Restaurant, which is located at F1, B11, D District, Xingang City.
Asked by Othman Mansor from MALAYSIA | Jul. 07, 2019 04:41Reply
I am.a lone Muslim traveller.
Can i presume there are many Muslim Halal restaurants in the City of Lanzhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by Kie from SINGAPORE | Jul. 08, 2019 02:19

Yes, a lot of. For example:
Yilanzige Restaurant at Yanbei Road, Chengguan District.
Matha Beard Mutton Restaurant at East End of Dingxi Road, Chengguan District
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