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 Jan. 29, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou Travel
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
Asked by Maruf Mamnun from BANGLADESH | Jan. 25, 2019 01:25Reply
I wan to visit Lanzhou city , But i am coming first Guangzhou city from Bangladesh .
then want to visit Lanzhou city . how can i go , I am only one person , can not speak chines .
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Answered by Alexander from RUSSIA | Jan. 29, 2019 17:37

Upon landing, take metro line 3 to Jiahewanggang Station and transfer to metro line 2 to South Railway Station. Then take the bullet train to Lanzhou West Railway Station.
Asked by Kim from USA | Jun. 20, 2018 02:39Reply
Is there a bullet train from Lanzhou airport to West Railway?
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Answered by Lily from DENMARK | Jun. 20, 2018 21:14

Yes, there are tens of bullet trains available from 8:46 to 22:40 every day.
Asked by Kim from USA | Jun. 14, 2018 22:06Reply
What are the train times for the Lanzhou airport to the West Railway to Zhangye?
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Answered by Mia from CANADA | Jun. 18, 2018 21:26

From LZ West Railway Station, 23 trains depart from 6:05 to 21:44 with an interval about 30 minutes. However, there is no train operating in 14:10 to 17:03.
Asked by Peter Haworth from AUSTRALIA | Nov. 05, 2016 05:35Reply
Can anyone tell me please where I can get a bus from Lanzhou train station to Sangyuanzi?
What is the bus number? Much appreciated for any help.
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Answered by Jenni from UNITED KINGDOM | Nov. 06, 2016 01:29

I have no idea of the bus number, but there seems no direct bus from LZ to ur destination. I suggest you take a bus from the Tianshuilu Bus Station to Yuzhong County. Then take a taxi or transfer to another bus to Sangyuanzi.
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