General Introduction to Lanzhou

Lanzhou CityLanzhou is the capital city of Gansu province, which is located in the northwest of China. Lanzhou is not only the political and economic center of Gansu province, it is also the center for the northwest in transportation, telecommunication and the silk Road tourism Ring.

Covering an area of 1631.6 square kilometers (629.96 square miles), Lanzhou is home to a population of 3.14 million, including Han, Hui, Bao’an, Dongxiang, Tibetan, Yugu and Sala and more. In the past, Lanzhou is the connecting piont between center China and the western China. Today Lanzhou plays important role in the industral development in the northwest China. So the pollution in Lanzho is also serious.



Lanzhou Weather and Climate

Lanzhou is situated in the temperate zone and enjoys a semi-arid climate with hot summers and cold and dry winters. Diurnal temperature ranges tend to be somewhat large due to the high elevation and aridity. The mean annual temperature is 10.6 °C (51.1 °F), while annual rainfall is 315 millimetres (12.4 in), almost all of which falls from May to October. The winters are so dry that snow is extremely rare.

Top Ten Attactions in Lanzhou

Lanzhou is the an important point for the Chinese ancient Silk Road. Today, many tourists experienced the silk road through the trip to Lanzhou. Famous attractions in Lanzhou are Maiji Caves to the east, Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves to the west, Labrang Monastery to the south and Dunhuang Mogao Caves to the north.


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Yellow River Yellow River

Five Springs Mountain Park Five Springs Mountain Park

Gansu Provincial MuseumGansu Provincial Museum

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Waterwheel GardenWaterwheel Garden

White Pagoda Park White Pagoda Park

Zhongshan Bridge Zhongshan Bridge

Shifogou National Forest ParkShifogou National Forest Park


Lanzhou Public Transport

Situated in northwestern China, Lanzhou is the geographic center of the country. Though there are not many world famous scenic spots, most tourists choose the city as a stopover for its convenient transportation to the renowned tourist cities in western China.


Lanzhou Public Transport By Air

Lanzhou Public Transport By Trains

Lanzhou Public Transport By Bus

Lanzhou Public Transport By Taxi

Lanzhou Public Transport By Bike

Lanzhou Public Transport By Motorbike



Top Ten Hotels in Lanzhou

Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province. It is the political and cultural center of Yunnan. You can easily find a nice hotel or restaurants in Lanzhou city. Here are the hotels recommended by Trip advisor:


Ningwozhuang Hotel  Ningwozhuang Hotel

Grand Soluxe Hotel  Grand Soluxe Hotel

7 Days Inn7 Days Inn

The Northwest Hotel The Northwest Hotel

Legend Hotel Legend Hotel

Leidisen Hotel Leidisen Hotel

Kaibin Express Inn Kaibin Express Inn

Jin Lun Hotel Lanzhou Jin Lun Hotel Lanzhou

Home InnHome Inn

Jincheng Tourism Hotel Jincheng Tourism Hotel


Famous Food in Lanzhou

The food in Lanzhou is quite unique compared to that of central China, having been influenced by ethnic groups - especially the Hui people. Besides the beef noodles, there are local delicacies that cannot be tasted in other places, as well as Sichuan cuisines, hotpot, and western food.


Lanzho Food Baihe Tao

 Lanzho Food  Jincheng Baita

Lanzho Food  Jincheng Babao

Lanzho Food Silk Road Camel Hoof

Lanzho Food  Quick Fried Camel Hump

Lanzho Food Lanzhou Roasted Pork

Lanzho Food   Lanzhou Beef Noodles


Top Ten Restaurants in Lanzhou

Lanzhou dishes are representative of Gansu cuisine which features the roasting, steaming, and braising of beef and mutton. Lanzhou people enjoy many tastes including salty, fresh, tart, and spicy. Gansu cuisine can be sampled at various hotels in Lanzhou. Typical dishes include Jincheng Baita, Jincheng Babao Melon Carving, Baihe Tao, and albino leeks with chicken and roasted pork.


Lanzhou Restaurant Dazhong Food Alley

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 Lanzhou Restaurant  Xiangmanlou Restaurant

 Lanzhou Restaurant  Xiangmanlou Restaurant

Lanzhou Restaurant Huang Tudi Restaurant

Lanzhou Restaurant Fengshan Restaurant

Lanzhou Restaurant Xizhan Restaurant

Lanzhou Restaurant Lidu Restaurant

Lanzhou Restaurant Feicui Muslim Restaurant

Lanzhou Restaurant Nongmin Xiang



Things to Do in Lanzhou

In spite of its location in northwest China, Lanzhou's unique nightlife compares favorably with that in the coastal cities. Lights blaze along the banks of the Yellow River as they showcase the bridges and excited people. These bubbling people choose their enjoyment from the plentiful options available to them such as: diverse night-snack stands, various types of bars, grotesque nightclubs, romantic cafes, exciting cinemas, nostalgic theaters, etc. These memorable nights in Lanzhou, with its many charming attractions, inspire the departing clients to tell others about their wonderful experiences.

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Lanzhou pubs and bars Huochai Tiantang

Lanzhou nightlife Shi Er Ma

Lanzhou barsJiaodian Club (KTV)

Lanzhou barsHappy KTV100

Lanzhou barsGansu Dunhuang Art Theater

Lanzhou barsQin Opera Troupe

Lanzhou barsBeijing Opera Troupe

Lanzhou barsJin Long Men Tea House




Lanzhou Shopping

Lanzhou has a good selection of handicrafts and local specialties from all parts of Gansu Province. You can go to the Center Square, the commercial center in Tielu Xincun and the commercial center in Nanguan-Xiguan (the most important commercial district). Also worth mentioning is the commercial center on Xijin Road near the western railway station.

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Lanzhou Travel Tips

1.The zip code of Lanzhou is 730000 and the area code is 0931.

2.Money exchange is offered in any exchange counters of Banks of China in Lanzhou.

3. This can be a problem as the number of public toilets is far from adequate in Lanzhou.

4. 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 people of Lanzhou have been as they provide this service to local people as well as our welcome tourists.