Lanzhou Tourism

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 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Lanzhou - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 73.44 (High)
    • Climate Index 36.46 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 89.31 (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.

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

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