Hui Autonomous prefecture is to the southwest of Lanzhou, inhabited
mainly by Hui nationality. Islam is one of the most important
religions for centuries. Its strategic position at the juncture
of loess plateau of Muslim and Garman Prairie of Tibetan meant
chat throughout years it has controlled traffic to Tibetan area
from central China.
Linxia owes its historical significance to its Majiayao Neolithic
remains. The interesting sights are Liujiaxia reservoir, BinglingSi
Grottoes, Red Garden, Donggong Palace, Nanguan Mosque, Lianhua
Mountain and Songminyan mountain etc.
Nangguan Mosque is located at Jiefang road of linxia City, a
sacred place of local Muslims for everyd. religious activities.
The mosque was rebuilt in 1979, covering an area of2180 sq.m.
It is well worth a stop to enjoy the unique architecture in hods
Chinese and Arabian style.
Temple, lies in the southeast of the city proper of Wuwei, was
built in 1439, in the Ming Dynasty. It's a large-scale magnificent
complex of palatial architecture. The temple has once been an
institute for studying, the largest and best preserved one in
BinglingSi Grottoes (Buddhist caves) is some of the most impressive
sights in China and alone worth a visit. They are reached by bus
and boat, Not only are 183 caves themselves in good condition
with 800 stone sculpture and 900 sq.m of murals, but the setting
is truly spectacular, as they are stuck on a sheer cliff. In face
above the Yellow River. In fact, it's the setting and the river
journey that makes the tour worthwhile.