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. 07, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou Travel
Asked by Kim from USA | Jun. 20, 2018 02:39Reply
Is there a bullet train from Lanzhou airport to West Railway?
Answers (1)
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.
Answers (1)
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.
Asked by MINGUISANCHEZ | Aug. 22, 2016 14:34Reply
transportation zhongchuan airport to Lanzhou city
Hi, I will be in Feitian Meiju Hotel Zhangye Road Branch
No.29,Zhangye Road, Chengguan, how can I translate from the airport?
Answers (1)
Answered by Joseph from JAMAICA | Aug. 22, 2016 21:29

Hi, I suggest you take the airport shuttle bus to the downtown and get off at the terminal station - Civil Aviation Ticket Office. Then your hotel is around 1.5mi away. Take a taxi to arrive directly.
Asked by Tom Roetert from NETHERLANDS | Aug. 04, 2016 09:19Reply
We are planning to get from Xiahe to Jiuzhaigou the day after tomorrow.
I was informed that I could travel from Xiahe to Hezuo and there transfer on to the Lanzhou Jiuzhaigou bus (departure time 09:00 from LZ). Does anybody know whether this is possible and in addition where does the LZ Jiuzhaigou bus stops in Hezuo? I read that this bus has three stops, Hezuo Langmusi Highway junction and Chuanzhusi.

In addition, how do I know for sure that we can take this bus?

Tom Roetert
Answers (1)
Answered by Mary from USA | Aug. 05, 2016 03:08

Dear Tom, the bus departs at 08:00 from LZ East Bus Station, and the fare is CNY 222. It stops at Xiahe County Intersection, Hezuo, Luqu, Gahai, Langmusi, Ruo'ergai, Duolitai, Chuanzhusi, and Jiuzhaigou. You can wait for the bus at Xiahe County Intersection. Actually, it will be better to take the bus from LZ East Bus Station. Good luck! :)
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