Top things to do in Tianshui

Caves in Tianshui

Maijishan Grottoes

Set among wild, green mountains southeast of Tianshui, the grottoes of Maijishan hold some of the most famous Buddhist rock carvings along the Silk Road. The cliff sides of Maijishan are covered with 221 caves holdi…
Buddhist Temple in Tianshui

Fuxi Temple

This Ming dynasty temple was founded in 1483 in honour of Fuxi, the father and emperor of all Chinese people. The Tianshui resident's seminaked statue is in the main hall, along with traditional symbols such as bats…
Noodles in Tianshui

Běidào Qīngzhēn Lǎozìhào Niúròu Miànguǎn

Get a ticket from the kiosk out front and collect your beef noodles (niúròu miàn; ¥7) from the kitchen window inside. The noodles are excellent, infused with dollops of scarlet-red chilli oil. For extra meat, ask fo…
Taoist Temple in Tianshui

Yùquán Temple

Ascending in layers up the hillside above Qínzhōu, this Taoist temple has been a place of worship since the Tang dynasty. Most of the buildings have been restored in recent decades, but this is still a pleasant, gre…