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We had an absolutely perfect day with our tour guide - Rogin Luo - who took us for a hike along The Great Wall! Didn't know what to expect and were thrilled to have him as our guide. Very imformative, knowledgable and fun! We go to experience a part of The Great Wall that was unrestored and see all its natural beauty. Got a long history lesson along the way!

After the hike, we all went to lunch at a small place at the bottom of the hill. Located in a house, we ate lunch in the proprietors bedroom! What a hoot! Rogin is the Best of the Best! This tour company delivered for us and we are extremely grateful.

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Gansu Provincial Museum
Gansu Provincial Museum, the largest and most comprehensive museum in Gansu province, is located in Qilihe district of Lanzhou city. Covering a construction area of 180000 square meters, the museum has a total area of 18,000 square meters, and is well worth a visit.

Gansu Provincial Museum is divided into natural resources section downstairs and historical exhibits upstairs, which consists of five exhibition halls: Gansu Historical Relics, Gansu Natural Resources, Jiayuguan Murals of the Wei and Jin Period, the Yellow River Ancient Elephants, and the Red Army’s Long March via Gansu.

The Hall of Historical Relics exhibits about 1,500 items of unearthed relics, mainly including painted pottery bowls, vessels and agricultural tools, and excavations from the Silk Road of the Han (206BC-220AD) and Tang (618-907) periods.

The Hall of Natural Resources exhibits about 1,380 items of real objects as well as models, introducing knowledge on Gansu's population, nationality, transportation, climate, animals and plants resources, etc.

The Hall of Jiayuguan Murals of Wei and Jin Period (220-420) displays over 60 murals on the tomb bricks mainly depicting the daily life of the aristocrats, laboring scenes of the common people, and imperial life. The colorings are well-preserved and still very vivid.

The Hall of the Yellow River Ancient Elephants exhibits a 4-meter-tall and 8-meter-long fossil of the Yellow River Xiphodon mammoth, which is the largest and best-preserved remains of its kind in the world.

The last hall contains revolutionary relics of the Long March, including pictures, documents, and real objects, etc.
Ticket Price: RMB15
Opening Time: 09:10-11:30; 14:40-17:30 (Tuesday-Saturday)
How to get there: Bus No. 1, 31, 32, 41, 51, 53, 58

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