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City Guide -- Wuwei

Travel Guide of Wuwei
Wuwei City, called Liangzhou in ancient time, is located in the east of the Hexi Corridor of Gansu Province. She was an important section of the ancient Silk Road. The name of Wuwei is from the “brilliant military puissance” achieved by the General Huo Qubin in the Han Dynasty to defeat the Hun nomad invaders in the ancient Hexi Corridor. Wuwei is a famous historical cultural city and opening up city, the capital of tourist symbol of China, the hometown of the Chinese grape wine, the witness place of Tibet belonging to China, and the unique native habitat of the White Yak in the world. It covers an area of 33,000 square km. with a population of 193,000, including 38 ethnic groups, mainly the Han, Tibetan, Hui and Mongolian.

Wuwei owns the centuries-old history, rich cultural heritages, particular natural sceneries and multi-nationalities. There are 543 historical sites in the city. Three pieces of cultural relics are precious national treasures among 40,000 items of relics stored in the museums.
Among the historical sites,the Leitai Han Dynasty Tomb, is the place unearthed the Bronze Galloping Horse, the Symbol of China's Tourism; the Xixia Monument, is addressed as“a living dictionary” of Xixia ethnic group by scholars from home and abroad; the Wuwei Confucian Temple, named the champion of the ancient education schools, is well know as“the top Academy of learning";the Tiantishan Grottoes, is considered "the senior ancestor of the Chinese ancient grottoes"; the Baitashi Temple (White Pagodas), is the storical witness place of Tibet belonging to China; the Haizang Temple, is the fabulous place the Xuanzhuang of the Tang Dynasty rested for collecting the Sutras from the West.
Wuwei has been famous on its  important geographical position "which opens a road through the broad desert, and controls the faucal place of the ancient five-districts." To the east, she is next to Lanzhou city, to the south is near Xining city, and to the north faces Yinchuan city. She is the east gate of the Hexi Corridor, the railways of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang and Wuwei- Gantang, the Nation Highway 312 pass through the city. The road of the province and the local levels radiate in all directions. Wuwei has become the flourishing business place of the commercial and trade in the Hexi Corridor. Wuwei owns the convenient traffic, good foundation of post and telecommunication. She has formed the good net systems linking with all the parts in China and the world. The complete establishments of power, water-supply and central heating in the city have been basically guaranteed for economic development and urban residents'life.
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