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Top 10 attractions in Gansu, China

By Lu Na (China.org.cn)

10:56, September 29, 2012

Dafo Temple (Big Buddha Temple) (Photo/China.com.cn)

Located in the northwest of China, Gansu formed the golden intersection on the Ancient Silk Road and is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese nation. This wealth in cultural heritage left Gansu with numerous uncommon touristic assets. The province boasts an abundance of natural attractions as well as of cultural relics. The amazing Yueya Spring and world famous Mogao Grottoes are merely two illustrations of this magical place's legendary beauty!

Let's take a look at the following ten amazing attractions to be discovered across Gansu province:

Top 10: Dafo Temple (Big Buddha Temple) 大佛寺

Located in the northeast of Zhangye City, Dafo Temple, also known as "Wofo Temple" (Sleeping Buddha Temple) is very famous because it contains the biggest indoor sleeping Buddha in all of China. The buddha is 34.5 meter long and its shoulder spans across a width of 7.5 meters. Established in 1098 (Western Xia Dynasty), it was rebuilt during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912). Due to its extensive history, it is listed as an immovable cultural relic under state protection.

Admission: 41 yuan

Best time to visit: June to September

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