North-west China: Lanzhou brings an experience of a lifetime


  • Asia & Oceania
  • Monday, 22 Apr 2019

You no longer have to travel to Africa for a camel ride. You can do it at Dunhuang.

As one of the largest cities in north-west China, Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, is one of the latest popular tourist destinations. With an abundance of culture, food and jaw-dropping scenery, Lanzhou should be on your bucket list of must-visit destinations in 2019.

Here are a few reasons why you should go to Lanzhou and beyond.

An exciting adventure awaits

From mountain views to monasteries, Lanzhou has it all with Wuquan Mountain, the prehistoric Lutusi government complex, Mogao Caves in Dunhuang and the Tibetan Buddhist Labrang Monastery in Gannan.

Other key tourism highlights include the famous Yellow River which is the sixth longest river system in the world, Bingling Temple and Zhangye National Geopark.

For a lifetime holiday escapade

Zhangye National Geopark in Gansu province is popular among tourists.
Zhangye National Geopark in Gansu province is popular among tourists.

Go beyond Lanzhou and make trips to neighbouring cities to experience views covering the desert, cliff, lake and cityscape – almost everything except the sea.

Travel to Dunhuang for camel rides, visit painting-like Zhangye National Geopark or go to Jiayuguan, famous for the Jiayu Pass – the magnificent and most intact pass of the Great Wall of China.

Gannan and Jiuquan are two other cities in the Gansu province you may want to pay a visit to.

Experience diversity in food and culture

Lanzhou
Local delicacies are a fusion of Chinese and Muslim cuisine.

With Gansu’s rich natural resources, it produces a wide variety of delicious local delicacies offered in restaurants and hawker stalls.

Go on an indulgent spree to taste what Lanzhou has to offer; from authentic Lanzhou beef noodles to sweet wheat, it will have you slurping for more.

A Muslim-friendly destination

There are halal outlets for Muslim tourists.
There are halal outlets for Muslim tourists.

Lanzhou is also a Muslim-friendly destination, as Gansu is home to a large, vibrant Muslim community with more than 4,000 mosques spread across the province. Start your exciting adventure in Lanzhou by flying with AirAsia today.

AirAsia flies direct to Lanzhou four times weekly. Book your tickets now on airasia.com until April 28 and travel from May 1 to Sept 30. All-in promo fares for BIG members are from RM249 (non-members RM254) whereas all-in Premium Flatbed fares start from RM889 (non-members RM894). Lanzhou hotel deals start from RM119/night (before tax). Guests can also enjoy an additional 5% off on hotels with promo code “HOTEL5”.

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