Situated as it is in the center of the province, Lanzhou is the transportation hub of Gansu. Thus it is accessible by extensive road and rail links that radiate in all directions. Its five national highways include Highways 109, 212, 213, 310 and 312. It is also traversed by the Tianshui-Beidao and Xining-Lanzhou expressways.
The Lanzhou-Urumqi, Baotou-Lanzhou, Longhai (Lianyungang-Lanzhou), and Lanzhou-Xining trunk railway lines all intersect in Lanzhou. And with the opening up of the "Eurasian Bridge" (enhanced rail transit between China and Europe via Central Asia) Lanzhou now has direct links to countries to China's west. Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport also serves about 40 airlines operating flights to major cities in China and abroad.
The city has a comprehensive transport network consisting of public buses and 24-hour taxis.
Keeping on budget is one of the main challenges when backpacking through China. This is a list of Lanzhou’s best hostels to help you sleep easy, knowing you are on budget.
The China Highway Music Festival will be taking place over the national holiday in Dunhuang County from October 4-5.
The Wiener Johann Strauss Classical Music Group will be performing in Lanzhou on December 26 at the Gansu Grand Theater for a New Year’s concert.
Lanzhou will restrict the number of cars on the road between November 17 and January 10 2014 in an attempt to combat heavy pollution.
Canadian rockers Your Favorite Enemies are set to light up Lanzhou’s Kui Live House on April 14.
Archeological records indicate that the first humans began to settle around the ancient city of Lanzhou about 5,000 years ago. It was established as a prefecture during the Western Han Dynasty, and named Jincheng, or "strong fort". The city received its existing name during the early ...
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