Attractions

Cave in Wŭwēi

Tiāntīshān Grottoes

It's hard to appreciate how massive the 15m-high Shakyamuni Buddha statue at Tiāntīshān Grottoes is until you are at its truck-sized feet and peering up at its outstretched hand emerging from the cliff face. These 1…
Buddhist Temple in Wŭwēi

Hǎizàng Temple

A fascinating active monastery with a minute pavilion to the right of the entrance containing a well whose ‘magic waters’ (神水; shénshuǐ) are said to connect by subterranean streams to a Holy Lake (圣湖; Shènghú) in th…
Confucian Temple in Wŭwēi

Wŭwēi Confucius Temple

This Ming era temple is divided into Confucian Temple and Wénchāng Hall sections. Both display some fine examples of traditional architecture. Head east from the South Gate along pleasant Mingqing Fanggu Wenhua Jie …
Tomb in Wŭwēi

Léitái Tomb & Park

The pride and joy of the city, the bronze Flying Horse of Wǔwēi (飞马; Fēimǎ) was discovered here in 1969 and is the unofficial symbol of Gānsù. It was found in a secret tomb beneath this temple, built on top of steep…
Buddhist Pagoda in Wŭwēi

Kumarajiva Pagoda

This 12-storey pagoda dates from AD 488 and is surrounded by a tranquil complex of both unpainted and colourful wooden temples with old folk gossiping under trees. Dedicated to Kumarajiva, the great translator of Bu…