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
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: 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:
The First Affiliated Hospital of Lanzhou Medical College
Address: 1, Donggang Xi Lu
Lanzhou First Aid Center
Address: 80, Cuiying Men
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
Telephone number inquiring: 114
Zip code inquiring: 184
Weather Forecast: 121
Tourist Complaint: 0931-8826860
Lanzhou Xinhua Book Building: 89, Xijin Xi Lu
Lanzhou Xinhua Book Store: 10, Tongwei Lu
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.
The distance is about 1.6 miles.
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