Lanzhou Travel Tips

Resident Population: 3,616,163
Area: about 1631.6 square kilometers (about 630 square miles)
Zip code: 730000
Area Code: 0931

Money exchange is offered in any exchange counters of Banks of China.
Gansu Branch of Bank of China: 525, Tianshui Nan Lu
Subbranch of Lanzhou Zhongxin of Bank of China: 618, Donggang Xi Lu

Toilet Facilities:
This can be a problem as the number of public toilets is far from adequate in the city. Therefore, shopping malls and restaurants may be the only choices. The cost will be no more than CNY0.5.

Post Office:
Post Office: 104, Minzhu Dong Lu

Internet Bar: If you want to get a glimpse of the popularity of the computer network in western China, internet bars around the city will demonstrate how successful the local people have been as they provide this service to local people as well as our welcome tourists. Internet bars are mainly scattered around colleges and in some commercial areas. We suggest that do not make payments through the internet in a bar.
We recommend a large internet bar named Luse Dongli Wangluo Huisuo which is opposite the government of Anning District.

In an Emergency:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120

The First Affiliated Hospital of Lanzhou Medical College
Address: 1, Donggang Xi Lu
Lanzhou First Aid Center
Address: 80, Cuiying Men

Drug Stores:
Luye Drug Store
Address: 182, Qin' an Lu
Zhongyou Drug Store (Wenhua Gong Branch)
Address: 16, Xijin Dong Lu
Lanzhou Donggang Drug Store (Dongxing Branch)
Address: 40, Pingliang Lu

Useful Numbers:
Telephone number inquiring: 114
Zip code inquiring: 184
Weather Forecast: 121
Tourist Complaint: 0931-8826860

Book Stores:
Lanzhou Xinhua Book Building: 89, Xijin Xi Lu
Lanzhou Xinhua Book Store: 10, Tongwei Lu

Famous Universities:
Lanzhou University: 222, Tianshui Nan Lu
Lanzhou University of Technology: 85, Langongping
Northwest Normal University: 967, Anning Dong Lu

Visitors interested in the local festivals and who do not mind the climate, go to the city in January, February, July or August for the following events.

Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County holds seven religious festivals annually, with the ones on the first moon and seventh moon being the most famous. The highlight of the 1st moon gathering is the Buddha Unfolding on the 13th day and the Yak Butter Sculpture exhibition on the 15th day. Tourists are welcome at these festivals.

Hua'er Folk Music Festival at Lanhua Mountain, Linxia County is held from the 1st to 6th of the 6th moon every year. Hua'er is a type of folk music. At the Hua'er Festival, Hua'er singers come from the neighboring areas and bring their talent into full play, singing impromptu song after song. This festival is of such importance that all the counties offer tour buses to the Hua'er performances.

- Last updated on Jul. 15, 2018 -
Questions & Answers on Lanzhou Travel Tips
Asked by Dean from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 14, 2015 16:18Reply
How far is it to walk from North west university of nationalities to the mountains in Lanzhou?
Answers (4)
Answered by Cindy from UKRAINE | Aug. 15, 2015 01:00

Do you live in Yuzhong Campus? If yes, you must refer to White Tiger Mountain.
The distance is about 1.6 miles.
Answered by Dean from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 15, 2015 10:57

I do not know which campus I will live on yet Cindy. The mountains sound to be close, do they have roads and paths?
Answered by Emma from RUSSIA | Aug. 15, 2015 20:43

Sure. The mountain has paths and roads. You can have fun there.
Answered by Dean Dransfield from UNITED KINGDOM | Aug. 16, 2015 10:16

Xie xie
Asked by John Lim from SINGAPORE | Aug. 11, 2012 09:19Reply
What is the cheapest way to Lanzhou from Singapore?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jim | Aug. 12, 2012 01:18

I think you can go to Chengdu first and then fly from Chengdu to Singapore via Hong Kong. This is the cheapest way from LZ to Singapore.
Asked by Ms.ARIPHRP from INDONESIA | Jun. 05, 2010 06:58Reply
I just want to know where the location of Solar Enery Center Building in Lanzhou.. is it in down town area?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Sandy | Jun. 09, 2010 22:22

The location is 城关区定西南路229号. Yes, it is in the downtown are and close to LZ Railway Station.
Asked by Mr.samuel from GHANA | Apr. 14, 2010 11:43Reply
i am preparing to come to china and stay in Lanzhou, so i want to know much about how the citizens are and how to cope with them when you work with them.
am an African.
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Jerry | May. 02, 2010 01:11

People there is friendly to people from other countries. There are many muslims there. Do not worry! Wish you have a good time there.
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