Known as Liangzhou in history, Wuwei city is located at the eastern part of Hexi Corridor. It occupies an area of 33,238 square kilometers and has a population of 1.8952 million. Wuwei is a famous historical and cultural city and is open to the outside world.
Wuwei, a famous historical and cultural city in China with abundant tourist resources, is the hometown of the Bronze Galloping Horse, the symbol of the tourist industry in China. In Wuwei, there is the only stone inscription of Western Xia Regime; the Confucian Temple, the best of its kind in Gansu; Tianti Grottoes, the earliest grottoes in China; as well as Hundred Pagodas Temple, a place witnessed Tibet’s inclusion into China. Other interesting sights include the tomb of Princess Hunhua, the first desert park of China, and the Endangered Wildlife Research Center. In addition, the tourist resources important to the western part of China include oasis tourist agriculture, historical sites in the capital of Western Xia Regime, folk culture of ethnic minorities, well preserved Great Wall, the Heavenly Lake, typical glacier landforms nearest to the city, desert topography, desert plants, Hongyashan Reservoir, as well as three little gorges in Tianzhu County, namely, Gorge Zhucha, Gorge Jinsha and Gorge Xianming.