White Pagoda Mountain

White Pagoda Mountain Park is located north of Lanzhou City, because there is a hill named after the White Pagoda Temple. Monastery was built in the Yuan Dynasty, was rebuilt in the Ming Dynasty, the Temple flat rectangular white tower center, the tower for the seven directions, about seventeen meters high, on the green roof, under the round base, whole body white, straight beautiful .

South Tarim is building three major monasteries in the north is the quasi mention Buddha Temple, a few things each side hall. Gordon White Pagoda Peak, overlooking the city of Lanzhou, the Yellow River on the White Tower and the magnificent iron bridge constitutes a forceful picture, a symbol of the city of Lanzhou.

Gansu Provincial Museum

The Gansu Provincial Museum is the largest and comprehensive museum in the region and the home of the renown Galloping Horse of Wuwei (Han dynasty 206 BC – 22 AD). The museum covers an area of 18,000 square meters.

The museum is divided into two parts which is namely the historical and natural relics exhibition centers. It total contains about 75,000 historical and natural exhibits including color-painted pottery of the Neolithic wooden paints, silk hemp fabrics, minority’s ethnical relics, a 4 meter mammoth fossil and so on.

The museum contains some of the most famous relics in the region and the country. The Galloping Horse of Gansu which was excavated from Wuwei 2 decades ago which has a history of over 1,800 years. The horse is 14 cm tall. Neolithic Painted Potteries which was excavated from Dadiwan which has history of 7,000 years old. It also includes famous 4 meter tall mammoth which was excavated from Yellow River Basin 1973. Visiting Gansu Provincial museum is the one of the must see sites in the region.

Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves

The Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves located 35 km southwest of Yongjing County in Gansu Provinice. It lies north of Yellow River flows into Liujiaxia Reservior at Yongjing which is about 80 km to Lanzhou.

It is the one of the four famous stone caves and well preserved Buddha caves in China. It is regarded as a second after the Mogao Grottoes in artistic value. Bingling means Ten Thousand Buddha’s in the Tibetan language.

Construction of the caves began as early as the Western Qin Dynasty (366AD) and continued on Wei, Sui, Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties throughout the centuries. Today, there are 183 caves containing 694 stone statues, 82 clay sculptures and some 900 square meters’ of murals. All the statues are with different facial expressions.