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Wuwei Travel Guide
   

Wuwei City is situated in the central part of Gansu Province, on the east end of Hexi Corridor.The hypsography of Wuwei City is higher at south and lower at north, sloping from southwest to northeast. It leans on Qilian Mountain in the south and borders the Tengger Desert in the north. It is also the juncture of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Loess Plateau and Mongolian-Xinjiang Plateau.Wuwei has a very long history since there were people living here 5,000 years ago. Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty (206B.C.-220A.D.) sent General Huo Qubing (140-117B.C.) to attack the Hexi Corridor in 121B.C. After successfully defeating the Huns and seizing the territory by Qilian Mountain, Emperor Wu named Wuwei as a city's name in order to cite the heroic exploits and great contribution of General Huo. During the period of Three Kingdoms, Wu Kingdom set its government here, later, the Former Liang (317--376 A.D.), the Later I.iang (386--403 A.D.), the Southern Liang (397--414 A.D.) and the Northern Liang (401--439 A.D.) and some other dynasties all had their capitals here, therefore, the town of Wuwei got another name 'Liangzhou' .

Wuwei is located in the middle part of Gansu Province and the east part of Hexi Corridor. It is the place where Horse Riding Chebi (the logo of China tourism) unearthed. In 1986, it was named as China Historical and Culture City by the State Council and opened to the outside world. In 2005, Wuwei was reputed as China Excellent Tourism City. In 2012, it was honored as China Wine City. Wuwei has a long history. In 121 BC, Huo Qubing, the General of Agile Cavalry of the Emperor Wu of Han Dynasty, conquered Xiongnu at Hexi Corridor. Since Emperor Wu set up 4 counties along Hexi Corridor. Wuwei was the key transportation hub of the Silk Road. There are many historical relics and beautiful nature sceneries in Wuwei. As a important city for the communication of economy and culture between the central plains and the western regions, it once became the center of Northern Buddhism.

 


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