Schools in Gansu Province
Lanzhou is the political, economic, and cultural center of Gansu and the capital of the province. The city is located at an altitude of 1600 meters in a high mountain valley along the southern bank of the Yellow River. The surrounding region is geologically spectacular and incredible ethnically diverse.
Total urban population is around 2 million people and represents a microcosm of Western China. This is a diverse community of Hui, Han, Tibetan, Bonan, and Xinjiang peoples. The general atmosphere this helps gives the city is astonishing as many of these people continue to wear traditional dress, create traditional handicraft, and prepare regional food.
The city of Tianshui is located in the northeastern part of Gansu province. It is the second largest city in the province and also the first stop in Gansu for travelers and merchants to various parts of northwestern China and beyond. The population in Tianshui is approximately 500,000, with a few foreigners. Tianshui is a famous historic and cultural city and is also situated on the route of the ancient Silk Road.
The city was named according to a legend called the "Tianhe River Infusion." According to the myth, Tianshui was the birthplace of Fuxi, the earliest Chinese ancestor. At that time, the Qin state (The famous Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an and the first part of the Great Wall of China was built by the Qin dynasty), later to become the founding dynasty of the Chinese empire, conquered other territories of Tianshui.