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Wuquan Mountain Park

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Wuquan Mountain Park

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No.103 Wuquan South Road, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000 China
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Jeff H wrote a review Jul 2019
Guangzhou, China144 contributions34 helpful votes
A nice place to get a little exercise and get a nice view of the city. Save the trip for a clear day. It doesn’t take too much time.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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SOH KIEN PENG wrote a review Dec 2017
Singapore, Singapore6,256 contributions3,299 helpful votes
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I flew from Kuala Lumpur via Airasia to Xian and commenced my 11-day exploration to the north west of China along the ancient silk road in Gansu province. Eleven days is not enough for me to travel the lengthy ancient silk road stretching from Xian to Kashgar or Urumuqi in Xinjiang. I would have to apply for visa once my stay extends to 15 days. So, I decided to cut short my train travel and head my final destination to Dunhuang and return to Xian for my return flight to Kuala Lumpur. From the map, the distance from Xian to Dunhuang looks short but when you travel by normal train, you would require 24 hours to complete one way to one of them. It would be extremely tired to do that for both ways. As such, I decided to travel to Lanzhou first before heading to Dunhuang. That journey itself took me about 8 hours on the train. Lanzhou is not a touristy town but during the ancient silk road days, it was a must stop for the silk road travelers. Two mountains presented itself as deserving for a visit is the White Pagoda mountain and the Wuquan Mountain. Both attractions are easily accessible by way of public bus. On the first day, I scaled up White Pagoda Mountain and the second day I walked my way from my hostel near the Lanzhou Train station to Wuquan Mountain Park. The weather in Autumn is cooling and I like the relaxed stroll to the mountain park. Along the way, I had my breakfast of Lanzhou beef noodles at one of the restaurants and was surprised to see the hilly mountain when I reached the bus terminus located at the base. In my impression, I thought Wuquan Mountain Park was just an ordinary park. There were a number of fortune tellers near the entrance to the mountain park and I was surprised to see them in a communist country where such superstitious beliefs were forbidden during the Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The entry into the mountain park is free and I really appreciate the authority for this token. Most budget travelers are discouraged by the hefty admission fees in most of China's attractions. There is a wall engraving depicting a map layout of the mountain but I was impatient to read the details and immediately began my climb up the mountain. I would say it was more like a hill than a mountain. It is about 1600 meters above sea level seem same height like the White Pagoda Mountain. I have no issue climbing up to the temple at the highest level. There are many beautiful temples as you scaled your way up. One temple near to the entrance has a congregation of devotees chanting the Buddhist sutras. I hardly came across open chanting of sutras in Buddhist temples I visited in China. It seems China is opening up. The chanting also resonated in the air and could be heard from the upper level of the mountain. I felt invigorated and energized listening to the hypnotic effect of the music. Further up in one of the pavilions and houses, there are statues of great men who were once generals, magistrates, administrators with virtues who had achieved fame and glory for her people and remembered for their patriotism and bravery. I like reading their life stories. There is a write-up on why this attraction was named the Five Spring Mountain tracing the root of the history to one general who whipped out the five springs when his soldiers were dying of thirst fighting against the Huns. It is a satisfactory stroll among the few temples and `museums' during this cold climate of Autumn. The panoramic view is wonderful and awesome. I spent almost the whole day here. If you are in Lanzhou, I would encouraged you to visit the White Pagoda Mountain and Wuquan Mountain Park. Both are goods for their scenic panoramic view of Lanzhou city and both are unique in their own ways.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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Jarko2015 wrote a review Oct 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,680 contributions2,980 helpful votes
You really need to allot a day to explore this park in full and it's unlikely you'll see all that it offers. It's free to visit and all of the temples, pavilions, museums etc., are all free to see. There is a small zoo and an amusement park which do charge, but they're the least interesting aspects of the area. The cable car ride to the top of Wuquan is a "must do" and for RMB60 round trip, well worth it. It's a very slow ride that takes in exceptional views. Since the climb up and down is extremely difficult, the ride makes perfect sense, but you'll be doing a lot of climbing regardless as many of the temples and sights are on the lower reaches, far away from the cable car route. The highlight of Lanzhou.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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AubreyDella wrote a review Nov 2016
Xining, China66 contributions16 helpful votes
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I have lived in this city for 4 years and have been to this park in all seasons. Obviously, it is at its best in the spring and summer, since many of the small attractions are closed in the coldest months. Still, I went here many times with students and was able to spend two hours there differently nearly every time. Lots of temples and old architecture, a nice pond (which is drained in the winter), a small amusement park, and cable cars up to LanShan (the tallest peak near Lanzhou). Definitely the park to choose.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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namei18 wrote a review Sep 2016
Seattle, Washington87 contributions18 helpful votes
I have made multiple visits to this park. Beautiful gardens, classical buildings, temples. There is also a zoo (depressing, by western standards) and an amusement park (haven't been). There is also a cable car to the highest peak (the name Wuquan means 5 peaks). There are hiking paths to follow as well, steep in places but you will see locals in all manner of inappropriate footwear (i.e. high heels) making the climb. At the top are many restaurants and teahouses. There is a road to the top, so watch for cars. Many bus lines terminate/begin at the base of the hill, so finding a route should be easy. I take #149.
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Date of experience: August 2016
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