Lanzhou travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lanzhou

Lanzhou lies on the Yellow River and was known as the Golden City back when it was a major stop on the Silk Road. Today, it's an exciting vacation destination with unique attractions and great outdoor spaces.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Lanzhou

When to Visit Lanzhou

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Summer is hot and humid while winters can be cold. Visit in spring from March to May, or plan a fall getaway from September to October.

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How to Get to Lanzhou

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Where to Stay in Lanzhou

Mid-range hotels like the Crowne Plaza Lanzhou, the Grand Soluxe Hotel Gansu, and the Lanzhou Legend Hotel are ideal for couples or families. Inexpensive alternatives include Home Inn and Hotel Ibis Lanzhou.

Popular Neighborhoods in Lanzhou

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How to Get Around Lanzhou

The Cost of Living in Lanzhou

Shopping Streets

Buy local arts and crafts like engraved pebbles, carved gourds, Tao River inkstone, or traditional clay terrines at Haifu Market or Hezheng Lu Night Market. Visit the Dongfang Underground Shopping Mall or Lanzhou Xidan Mall for clothes and accessories.

Groceries and Other

Try Beijing Hualian Supermarket or Dongfanghong Square Supermarket for food and basics. You'll pay ¥13 for a quart of milk or ¥50 for 16oz of local cheese.

Where to Eat in Lanzhou

Noodle dishes are a local staple and you can try some of the best at Mo GouYan LaoZiHao Beef Noddle or JinQiang Beef Noddle. An inexpensive meal costs ¥52 and dinner for two at an upscale restaurant is ¥343.