Lanzhou

  • The Silk Road has to pass through Lanzhou, the capital of the province of Gansu. Nicknamed the 'Orchid City', this fully modernised city has lost its old charm but offers some interesting sites, such as the White Pagoda Park, with its beautiful view over the city and the Yellow River. There is a 600 year old sanctuary on the hill of the Five Springs Park. You can admire a 16 ft tall bronze Buddha there....
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  • Nicknamed the 'City of Orchids', this city is fast modernising, but although it has lost its charm of yesteryear there are still a few interesting sites to be seen.
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  • Rapidly expanding, the city stretches out along some 19 miles of Yellow River. It is the capital of the province of Gansu.
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  • Yellow River crosses the city from east to west. The river has made it possible to create many jobs.
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  • The city was once called the Golden City. Today it is one of the most polluted cities in the world.
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  • The great bridge of Lanzhou, 233 metres long, celebrated its 100 years of inauguration in 2009. Thanks to modifications, it is still used by pedestrians and vehicles.
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  • For the 100th anniversary of the bridge, a ceremony with great fanfare was put on.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination China

The Silk Road has to pass through Lanzhou, the capital of the province of Gansu. Nicknamed the 'Orchid City', this fully modernised city has lost its old charm but offers some interesting sites, such as the White Pagoda Park, with its beautiful view over the city and the Yellow River. There is a 600 year old sanctuary on the hill of the Five Springs Park. You can admire a 16 ft tall bronze Buddha there.

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