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Lanzhou

The Capita; of Gansu

Lanzhou
  • General Information

    Other Name: Golden City, District: Gansu, State: NORTHWEST CHINA, China
    Area: 14620 kmĀ²
    Languages Spoken: Mendarin
    Long Distance Code: +86931
    Importance: Lanzhou is an industrial city of about three million people.
    Best Time to Visit: October to December and March
    International Access: Connected to major cities of China.
  • Description

    The city used to be called the Golden City, and since at least the first millennium BC it was a major link on the ancient Northern Silk Road, and also an important historic Yellow River crossing site. To protect the city, the Great Wall of China was extended as far as Yumen.
  • Location

    Lanzhou is situated on the upper course of the Yellow River, where the river emerges from the mountains.
  • Climate

    Semi-dry Climate