Located in the upper reaches of the Yellow River, northwest China, Gansu Province is one of the cradles of Chinese culture. Ethnic groups of the Han, Kazak, Mongolian, Tibetan, Hui, etc, have each developed a unique cultural community. The province is abundantly endowed with cultural relics and natural scenery. The world-famous Mogao Grottoes, the Jiayuguan Pass and the Labrang Monastery are all 'must-sees'. You will also be enchanted by the desert, prairie and glacial landscapes. Detailed information about Gansu Travel Guide
Located in the west of Hexi Corridor of Gansu Province, Dunhuang was a desert oasis and an important town on the Silk Road in ancient times. The city is renowed for the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, a treasure house of Buddhist art and culture.
- Mogao Caves (40)
- Crescent Lake (8)
- Echoing-Sand Mountain (10)
Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province, used to be called the Golden City. It was a vital stop along the Silk Road and has a history of over 2,000 years.
- Bingling Temple (16)
- City Overview (10)
Tianshui is located in the southeast of the Province. It is known as the native place of the Emperor Fu Xi, one of the three emperors in ancient times.
- Maijishan Grottoes (20)
- Fu Xi Temple (12)
- Yuquan Temple (18)
- Nanguo Temple (6)
Situated in the central part of the Province, on the east end of Hexi Corridor, Wuwei City has a very long history. The Galloping Horse Statue is a landmark of the city.
Located in the southwest of the Province and northwest of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous prefecture, Xiahe County is reputed as a mini-Tibet.
- Labrang Monastery (19)
- Sangke Grassland (12)
Midway along the Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road lies the historic city of Zhangye, the centerpiece of which is the mysterious Giant Buddha Temple.
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Questions & Answers on Gansu Pictures
Asked by Jessie from MALAYSIA | May. 12, 2019 01:47Reply
How many days do I need to spend in Lanzhou if I wants to do all the sightseeing area?
Answered by Emily from DENMARK | May. 22, 2019 22:36
Generally speaking, you can spend 2 to 3 days in Lanzhou.
Asked by Mr.Bing | Nov. 03, 2010 02:33Reply
I want to pay a visit to Dunhuang. When is the best time to go?
Answered by Mr.Chang | Nov. 03, 2010 20:30
The best time would be late August to early September, when it is not so hot. But temp difference might be big, so bring a light coat.