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Sightseeing in Lanzhou
Lanzhou is a lovely modern town with mountains to the north and south of the city. The majestic Yellow River flows between, ensuring the constant growth of rich crops. Pay a visit to the 6-metre-long granite Yellow River Mother Sculpture situated on Binhe Road, north of West Lake Park. Another water-related attraction is the Waterwheel Garden, consisting of a large park and waterwheel replicating the first of its kind built in 1556.
Lanzhou Travel Tips
Lanzhou enjoys many festivals, with Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County celebrating seven religious festivals annually. The first moon and seventh moon festivals are the most famous of these. Also popular is the Hua'er Festival at Lianhua Mountain, Linxia County, held during the first six days of the 6th moon every year. Hua'er (folk) singers come from the surrounding areas to sing a multitude of songs. The festival is always busy with many tour buses bringing visitors for the Hua'er performances.