Silk Road: Lanzhou

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In 2005, as part of our Silk Road tour, Lanzhou, Gansu was one of our stops.

“Lanzhou(Chinese:兰州) is the capital and largest city ofGansuProvinceinNorthwest China. Located on the banks of theYellow River, it is a key regional transportation hub, connecting areas further west by rail to the eastern half of the country. Historically, it has been a major link on theNorthern Silk Roadand it stands to become a major hub on theNew Eurasian Land Bridge.” — Wikipedia

Waterwheel Expo Garden

As Lanzhou was the only city that the Yellow flowed through, irrigation machines were an importantpart of their history. The two water wheels in the photo were built to work like the historical water wheels.

Yellow River Mother Sculpture

“Traditionally, it is believed that the Chinese civilization originated in the…

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