Wuwei Travel Guide
Chinese Name: 武威 (wǔ wēi)
Urban Population: 654,000
Area: 33,000 square kilometers
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Mongolian and Tujia
Zip Code: 733000
Area Code: 0935
Location: Wuwei City is situated in the central part of Gansu Province, on the east end of Hexi Corridor. It lies between north latitude 37°23' - 38°12' and east longitude 101°59' - 103°23'
Administrative Division: one district (Liangzhou District), three towns (Minqin Town, Gulang Town, Tianzhu Town)
Neighboring Areas: Qinghai province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
How to get to/around Wuwei
2. It is easy to take train traveling from there to other cites in China. Wuwei Railway Station is located at Chengguan Town. It offers daily trains running to Lanzhou, Korla, Beijing, Jiayuguan, Urumqi, Dunhuang, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Shangqiu, Lianyungang, etc.
3. Wuwei Long-distance Bus Station is located at Nanguanxi Lu. It is the hinge of passenger bus transport in this city. There are buses daily traveling to Lanzhou, Zhangye, Tianshui, Jinchang, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Yumen, Dunhuang, Yinchuan, Xining, etc.
4. There are 15 public bus lines traveling around in downtown area now. Bus 1, 2, 12 and 102 can take you to City Railway Station. Bus 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 102 can take you to the long-distance bus station.
5. The taxi fare is different for different kind of Taxi. It is CNY3 (Alto)/CNY4 (Fukang)/CNY5 (Santana) for the first three kilometers and then CNY1/1.2/1.5 per additional kilometer.
When to Go: Summer and autumn are the best seasons for traveling due to the wettish and pleasant weather.
Wuwei Travel Tips
History: It has a very long history since there were people living here 5,000 years ago. Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty (206BC - 220AD) sent General Huo Qubing (140 - 117BC) to attack the Hexi Corridor in 121BC After successfully defeating the Huns and seizing the territory by Qilian Mountain, Emperor Wu named Wuwei as a city's name in order to cite the heroic exploits and great contribution of General Huo. During the period of Three Kingdoms, Wu Kingdom set its government here, later, the Former Liang (317 - 376 AD), the Later Liang (386 - 403 AD), the Southern Liang (397 - 414 AD) and the Northern Liang (401 - 439 AD) and some other dynasties all had their capitals here, therefore, the town of Wuwei got another name 'Liangzhou' .
Local Product: Wuwei Wine, Liquorice, Aromatic Vinegar, Yellow River honeydew melon, Tianti Mountain Ginseng Fruit, Zhutou (Pig's Head) Pear
Local Highlights: Lion Dance, Rolling Lights, Temple Fair
If not, it is possible to take a public transport to Huangyang, then chartering a taxi to Tiantishan Grotto?
Thanks in advance
You are suggested to take the bus to Haxi and inform the driver to drop you off at the grotto. Btw, there is still 2km’s walk after getting off the bus. Have a nice trip!
Where could I find information on Haxi bus departure times from Wuwei?
Or you can hire a private car to the grotto, and the fare is around 100yuan! Have a nice trip!