China - Gansu (Chapter)
This is the Gansu chapter from Lonely Planet’s China guidebook.
Synonymous with the Silk Road, the slender province of Gansu flows east to west along the Hexi Corridor, the gap through which goods and ideas once streamed between China and Central Asia.
- view the Mogao Grottoes, one of the most important Buddhist sites on the Silk Road
- gaze up at the giant Buddha carved into a desert cliff at the remote temple of Bingling Si
- photograph the rainbow of desert colours on the Martian-like hills of Zhangye Danxia National Geopark
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Lanzhou, Xiahe, Hezuo, Langmusi, Hexi Corridor, Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Eastern Gansu, Tianshui, Pingliang.
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