Visit Lanzhou - Best of Lanzhou

Located on the banks of the Yellow River, Lanzhou is the capital as well as the largest city of Gansu Province, Northwest of China. The city, which was once an important stop on the Silk Road trade route, is now a major centre for transport, communication and the Silk Road Tourism ring. With the abundance of tourist places, the city remains on the vacation planners of numerous travellers.

During the 6th century BC, Lanzhou was a major part of the State of Qin. It was later ruled by the Han Dynasty. In the first millennium, the city became a crucial place on the Silk Road route between European countries and China. Lanzhou was referred as the Golden city during that time. After the fall of Hans, the city was under the rule of several dynasties and kingdoms like Northern Wei, Sui, Tang, Tibetans, Western Xia, Song and Jin. In 1235, Mongols took over the region until the Ming dynasty rulers demoted it as a county. The city was named as Lanzhou during the Qing Dynasty period. Between 1864 and 1874, the city was devastated due to the Dungan revolt but was repaired later. Lanzhou is currently the seat of a vacant Roman Catholic Diocese.

The location of Lanzhou is quite peculiar, with mountains stretching from north to south while the River Yellow flows from east to west. The city possesses the charm of Southern Chinese cities while elegantly maintaining its modern nature with searing high rises, stylish malls, restaurants etc. Besides, it also serves as an economic development zone as well as an educational centre with a number of colleges and other academies.

Lanzhou is surrounded with tourist attractions on all the sides. So, your itinerary planners would be filled with a number of places with historical, architectural and natural significance. The city is a home to number of religious temples, grottoes and monasteries scattered in different directions.

This vacation, add Lanzhou to your trip planners and have a memorable holiday. Visit their monasteries, caves and other important places. Also treat your taste buds with the delicacies of Gansu cuisine.

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Facts and Stats for Lanzhou*

  • Pollution Statistics in Lanzhou

    Know the pollution level of Lanzhou before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 87.5 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 62.5 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 37.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 85 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Lanzhou: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Lanzhou for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Lanzhou.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 87.5 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 37.5 (Low)
  • Living in Lanzhou - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 76.47 (High)
    • Climate Index 36.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 89.31 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 68.06 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.1 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Lanzhou

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Lanzhou

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.62 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 72.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 116.24 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 36.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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