Must-see attractions in Lanzhou

  • White Pagoda Temple


    This temple, built during the Yuan dynasty (1206–1368) for a fallen Tibetan monk, stands on a hilltop in lovely White Pagoda Park (白塔山公园, Báitǎ Shān…

  • Gansu Provincial Museum


    This museum has an intriguing collection of Silk Road artefacts with English descriptions, including inscribed Han-dynasty wooden tablets used to relay…

  • White Cloud Temple


    Originally founded in the 8th century, this expansive, much rebuilt and active Taoist temple features five halls and was among the most important Quanzhen…

  • Zhongshan Bridge


    OK, so it's not the world's most beautiful bridge, but this steel bridge (named after Sun Zhongshan) is a Lanzhou landmark and, when backlit by White…

  • Water Wheel Park


    Lanzhou is the only city centre in China that the Yellow River flows through and these massive wooden copies of irrigation devices alongside the river…

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