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Lanzhou (蘭州): A Golden City in the Centre

(14-16th June) Along the upper reaches of the Yellow River lie a key thoroughfare for ancient traders and explorers, from China to Persia, from Middle East to Europe. Covering an area of 14,620 square kilometers along the Yellow River, it is strategically located at the southern end of the route leading through the Hexi Corridor across Central Asia.  This is where Qilian Mountain ranges extend southwards, where it paves a crucial gateway to Xian, the ancient capital.  This place, endowed by the natural protection of such unique environment, is Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu Province.

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