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Travel Tips for Wuwei City along Silk Road

 2014-05-27    Selina Ou    Sights    Wuwei    1122  

If you are traveling to track the ancient Silk Road, you will find there are numerous historical and cultural relics to enjoy and discover. The ancient Silk Road starts from the ancient Xi’an, and then passes Lanzhou and Zhangye before arriving at Wuwei City. Today, let’s see what splendors have been waiting for you at Wuwei City and know the Wuwei styled Silk Road there.

Wuwei, also called Liangzhou in ancient times, is a city located in the east of Hexi Corridor. It is situated in the middle of Gansu Province. As one of the important passes along Silk Road and the “four cities of Hexi Corridor”, Wuwei is an important pass between the inner China and Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Baita Temple in Wuwei

Wuwei has a long history and has enjoyed a glorious history and culture in ancient Han Dynasty. Nestling to Qilian Mountain in the southwest and the Tengri Desert in the east, Wuwei has a lot of enchanting natural scenery as well as historical and cultural relics to enjoy.

The Leitai Tourism Area in Wuwei is the place where the famous “Horse Stepping on Flying Swallow” was found. This bronze galloping horse treading on a Flying Swallow has become a tour sign for China by its artistic concept and romantic flavor to show the glorious ancient Chinese history and culture. Thus, Leitai Tourism Area should not be missed out when travel in Wuwei.

About two kilometers west of Wuwei City, there locates a well preserved grand architecture called Haicang Temple. With a history more than 1,700 years, Haicang Temple is consisted of a complex of magnificent buildings. This Buddhist temple plays an important role along the Silk Road. Outside the Haicang Temple is the Haicang Park which has plain but attractive natural scenery with river, lake, trees, flowers, setting off Haicang Temple naturally and perfectly to make the solemn Haicang Temple richer and interesting.

When in Wuwei, the Tiantishan Grottoes are another must see attraction. Tiantishan Grottoes are also called Giant Buddha Temple with a collection of grand Buddha statues and delicate murals. It has a history more than 1,600 years. Tiantishan Grottoes have made great contribution to the distribution and development of Buddhism along Silk Road and they are great for the admiration of the artistic masterpieces of Buddha statues and murals.

For people interested in desert, there is Wuwei Desert Park to visit. This is a tourism park with a combination of desert landscape, grassland and garden. You will enjoy the scenery of desert and oasis with piles of sands and different kinds of vegetation. You can enjoy swimming in the vast swimming pool there, or have an exciting horse-riding in the horse filed, or stroll at those exquisite pavilions. The Wuwei Desert Park should be one of the top attractions for Wuwei travel.

Besides the aforementioned attractions, there are many other interesting sites to visit. When travel along Silk Road, stop by in Wuwei and see the special Silk Road in this city.

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