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Your Guide to China>Gansu Province , [Chinese: 甘肃省, Pinyin:Gān Sù Shěng]

Gansu Overview

A Province in N.W. China, Bordered by Xinjiang on its west; Qinghai on its southwest; Sichuan on its south; Shaanxi, Ningxia, Inner Mongolia on its east; Totally 6 neighbouring provincial regions.
Capital City: Lanzhou
GDP in 2011: 502 billion yuan, ranked No.27 in Mainland China .
Per Capita GDP in 2011: 19628 yuan, ranked No.29 in Mainland China .
Population in 2011: 25.58 million persons, ranked No.22 .
Area: 430,000 square kilometers
Post Code: 730000
Calling Code: 0931

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Tourism
The Jiayuguan Pass of the Great Wall
Jiayuguan Pass, in Jiayuguan city, is the largest and most intact pass, or entrance, of the Great Wall. Jiayuguan Pass was built in the early Ming dynasty, it was the first pass on the west end of the great wall so it earned the name “The First and Greatest Pass under Heaven.”
Mogao Grottoes
The Mogao Grottoes near Dunhuang represent an astonishing collection of Buddhist art and religion. Originally there were a thousand grottoes, but now only 492 cave temples remain. Each temple has a large statue of a buddha or bodhisattva and paintings of religious scenes.
Silk Road and Dunhuang City
The historic Silk Road starts in Chang’an and goes to Constantinople.
Bingling Temple
Bingling Temple, or Bingling Grottoes, is a Buddhist cave complex in a canyon along the Yellow River. The site contains dozens of caves and caverns filled with outstanding examples of carvings, sculpture, and frescoes.
Labrang Monastery
It is one of the six major monasteries of the Gelukpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in Tibet, and the most important one in Amdo. It has 6 dratsang (colleges), and houses over sixty thousand religious texts and other works of literature as well as other cultural artifacts.

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