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Polluted, dirty, crowded, and loud, Lanzhou (兰州) in Gansu can be a bit overwhelming on first impressions. This city is ranked in the top 30 most polluted cities in the world according to Blacksmith Institute. Although most tourists arrive in town and then try to leave right away, Lanzhou is worth a day.

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  • Silk Road cycling - suggestions on itinerary please
    Hi, I'm going to China early September and planning on a silk road cycling tour - I'll be bringing my bike with me. I am planning a 9 day trip going Lanzhou – Zhangye - Wuwei – Dunhuang. If people have suggestions about the route or places to see on-route i would be very grateful. couple of quick ...

  • Travelpartner to Gansu province 9-24th of August
    I am a 25 years old Danish female student (political science/international relations) who has been living in Beijing the last six months to complete an internship. Before leaving China I plan to travel in Gansu and Sichuan province (Lanzhou - Xiahe - small villages - Chengdu) from the 9th to the 24th ...

  • Qinghai-Tibet Railway
    (Chongqing)-Lhasa express train line and Xining(Lanzhou)-Lhasa express train line. Q4. Can foreigners take these trains? A ...

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