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Due to the strategic importance in its military and geographical location, Zhangye is the center of politics, economy, culture and diplomatic activities of every past dynasty in the north-western part of China. Zhangye was one of the four counties in Hexi Corridor (the Western River) in ancient times and was once known as Ganzhou.

Zhangye has a long history of more than 2000 years ago.


Wooden Pagoda Temple

The Wooden Pagoda Temple in Zhangye, Gansu Province was built in early 557-588 A.D. of the Northern Zhou Dynasty. Records show that the pagoda had been renovated several times during the dynasties of Sui (581-618A.D.), Tang (618-907 A.D.), Ming (1368-1644 A.D.) and Qing (1644-1911 A.D.). Read More...

Giant Buddha Temple

Midway in the Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road lies the historic city Zhangye, the centerpiece of which is the mysterious Giant Buddha Temple. Read More...