If you want to choose a city to travel, would you think of lanzhou? Compared with chengdu, xiamen, Beijing, nanjing, Shanghai, Lhasa and other tourist cities, lanzhou seems to have no presence.
It is located in northwest China, the capital of gansu province, one of the important central cities in western China, and an important node city along the silk road economic belt.
Lanzhou is the first place I always go on my journey to gansu. The zhongshan bridge, which crosses the Yellow River, is a must for a trip to lanzhou. Although it is just an old bridge, its completion and historical significance are awe-inspiring, which directly affects my impression of lanzhou.
Known as “the first bridge of the Yellow River under the sun”, it was built in the 33rd year of the guangxu emperor of the qing dynasty, integrating use, history and cultural relic value. However, zhongshan bridge is not the only one in lanzhou. It has many cultural and historical sites and was once listed as one of China’s top 10 summer tourism cities. In terms of urban tourism, there are zhongshan bridge, baita mountain, Yellow River charm line, small west lake park, zhengning road night market, provincial museum and so on.
However, the zhongshan bridge is so famous and representative that people seem to remember that there is a zhongshan bridge in lanzhou. But for me, lanzhou is more than just an iron bridge. Every time I come here, the city gives me the impression that it is getting better and better, whether it is the city’s green environment or the air is dazzling.
Although it is a typical northern city, the climate is not as dry as expected, and lanzhou’s air quality is getting better every year. When you stand on the side of the Yellow River and watch the water rolling in, you can imagine the connection between civilization and life and the city.
There is an adjective for lanzhou, “Afghanistan by day, little Hong Kong by night.” Three or four times, but only this time did I find the description so appropriate. Obviously, lanzhou in the daytime and it in the evening are two faces.
I don’t care what “Afghanistan” is, but what amazes me is “little Hong Kong” in the light of night. Lanzhou night, the top of the mountain is not to be missed, whether local citizens or tourists, every evening, the road to the mountain is heavy traffic, the top of the people watching the night is more bustling.
Lanshan has been a barren mountain since ancient times. After lanzhou people worked hard to plant trees, it became a lush forest. Lanzhou park in the mountains has become a good place for citizens to relax and enjoy the cool air. Standing here, overlooking the lanzhou panorama panoramic view. You can’t imagine how long and narrow this western city is.
Although I didn’t see the beautiful scenery of baitou LAN mountain, I climbed up LAN shan in the afterglow of sunset. The peak of lanzhou in the night gave me a surprise, which made me suspect that I was in Hong Kong taiping mountain. Originally, really only jump out of the hustle and bustle of the city, to appreciate the suddenly beautiful.
In the song “about lanzhou”, there is a lyric like this: this small town living in the northwest, they always think it is a desert and barren, that never seen camels walking in the desert.
To know a city, only they have been to, to understand, only to return to the northwest to find the charm of the city. My understanding of “little Hong Kong at night” is completely based on this lanshan night scene.
Lanshan, or to be precise, “gaolan mountain”, is said to have been given its name by the huns more than 2,000 years ago. “gaolan” refers to the mountains along the river, which should be the Yellow River.
Gaolan mountain is the barrier in the south of lanzhou city, it has witnessed the vicissitudes of lanzhou for more than 2,000 years, in the long river of history, it is estimated that it will not think of today’s lanzhou is bright lights, like the stars into the world. The top of gaolan mountain is lanshan park, people often say to see the night scene of lanshan, refers to here.
On the way to lanshan, there are a lot of farmhouses. Whether it’s drinking tea (lanzhou is famous for its eight treasures of tea) or eating the local flavor, lanzhou people’s enjoyment of life is evident. And I am also very glad to return to this trip, let me see the city of lanzhou night scenery is so charming, not to mention the “little Hong Kong at night” reputation.