the east gateway of Hexi Corridor and the first stop westward
from Lanzhou, was once called Liangzhou, reputed as "Silvery
Wuwei" for its prosperity in ancient time. It's a historical
and cultural city of state level, the famous cultural relics are
Confucious temple, Haizang temple, Tiantishan Grottoes and Desert
Park. In particularly, the Han Tomb of Leitai, where the renewed
Bronze Flying Horse of Ganxu was excavated and it has become the
logo of national tourism of China.
Han Tomb Of Leitai is located in the old Leitai Park of Wuwei.
The tomb consists of 19.34 m long passage, 3 coffin chambers and
3 side chambers. There were 231 gold, silver, bronze, iron, jade,
bone and pottery articles, and 99 bronze warriors and horses excavated
from here, among which the Bronze Flying Horse is the most valuable.
Confucious 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 Gansu.
Temple, located 2km northwest of Wuwie city, is the largest complex
of ancient buildings in Wuwei. The temple was opened as a park.
The well preserved gateways, archways, pavilions and temples of
Ming and Qing Dynasties are surrounded by river, lake and age-old
trees, which make the park a quiet spot with its spectacular scenery.