10 Things to Do in Zhangye That You Shouldn't Miss

December 26, 2017 Lean Nau

Zhangye, formerly romanized as Changyeh or known as Kanchow, is a prefecture-level city in central Gansu Province in the People's Republic of China. It borders Inner Mongolia on the north and Qinghai on the south. Its central district is Ganzhou, formerly a city of the Western Xia and one of the most important outposts of western China.

1. Dafo Temple of Zhangye

Dafosi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China +86 936 821 2049
Excellent
24%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 104 reviews

Dafo Temple of Zhangye

Reviewed By TravelMario64 - Seoul, South Korea

This Buddhist temple houses one of the largest reclining Buddha that is 35 meters long. Made of clay on wooden frames, the Buddha is nicely restored to its former glory. The Hall of Scriptures houses some of old Buddhist scriptures that are quite interesting if you know some history of Buddhism in China.

2. Zhangye Flat Lake Canyon

Zhangye, China
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Zhangye Flat Lake Canyon

Reviewed By emster2029 - Singapore

Smaller scale version of Colorado, this canyon is located about 60 km north east of Zhangye. It is a relatively new attraction as there are fewer visitors. To fully appreciate the scenery, you need to go down into the canyon rather than looking it from the top.
Their website is www.pshdxg.com in Chinese with photos.

3. National Wetland Park

Runquanhu Park Wangmugong Ganzhou District, Zhangye, China +86 138 3066 1758
Excellent
37%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

National Wetland Park

Reviewed By mysurp - Sandnes, Norway

Small park area with pond, walkways, bikes and paddle boats for hire and some stalls selling food. Very popular with locals as walking around is free, and it gives you a break from the city noise. Rather too much trash in the bushes and waters for us to enjoy it.

4. Ganzhou Ancient Tower

Within the District, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Ganzhou Ancient Tower

Reviewed By KonVat

We visited Ganzhou with my wife's Chinese family and i saw the real China. No shopping malls, no tourists form the west, just the real people.This is not a tourist destination for Westerners but it should be if you want to see the real China.

5. Muta Temple

Xianfu South Street, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734023, China
Excellent
4%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
60%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 25 reviews

Muta Temple

Reviewed By Vanja K - Zagreb, Croatia

Nice to see it from outside, but not worth of climbing all the way up. Although from outside the construction looks really nice and intriguing, inside there is nothing to see, only concrete walls. And ones you get on top, your view will be obstructed by the iron net. Climbing up was total disappointment, not worth at all, and the entrance fee this year is 26 RMB per person.

6. Zhangye Zhenyuan Tower

Centre of Ganzhou District, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734013, China
Excellent
0%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
12%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 8 reviews

Zhangye Zhenyuan Tower

Reviewed By Zach C - Singapore, Singapore

Nice looking fortress in the middle of the road. Didnt try to get inside. Wasnt planned as we were exploring the area when we saw it. Took a few picture and moved on

7. Shanxi Guild Hall

Xiaonan Street, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
Excellent
0%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
60%
Poor
0%
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3.5 based on 5 reviews

Shanxi Guild Hall

Reviewed By Louise K - Sydney, Australia

We visited this Guild Hall when we were viewing the site of the Great Buddha Temple. It was built in 1724 and is a complete Qing Dynasty building complex consisting of a theatrical stage, audience tower, bell and drum tower, memorial archway, wing rooms and hall. Business men would gather here to discuss and carry out commercial undertakings.
It is a very impressive historical site, and is well worth a visit.

8. JinFang BuXingJie

Jinfang Pedestrian Street, Zhangye, China
Excellent
20%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
60%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 5 reviews

JinFang BuXingJie

Reviewed By Mei Zai C

張掖大佛寺是著名的景點,附近難免亦隨俗有條所謂「仿古街」,「仿古街」的鋪頭以古玩店為主,販賣各式古玩佛器。雖然粗眉仔對購物沒興趣,但仿古街楊柳夾道,靜謐少行人,行著倒感舒暢。

9. Xilai Temple of Zhangye

Xilaisi Alley, Minzhu West Road, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
Excellent
100%
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0%
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Xilai Temple of Zhangye

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

西来寺虽称不上大寺,但香火却十分旺,每月初一十五,以及各特殊的日子,上香拜佛的人络绎不绝,据说,寺里有位很厉害的大师,只要被他摸过头的小孩子,都能考上重点大学哦~

10. Heishuiguo Site and Mausoleums of Han Dynasty

Xiaya Village, Mingyong Country, Ganzhou District, Zhangye 734000, China
Excellent
50%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
50%
Overall Ratings

3 based on 2 reviews

Heishuiguo Site and Mausoleums of Han Dynasty

Reviewed By Yuetming K

無其它遊人到嘅景点,原汁原味,無後期修建。免费入场,因根本無其它人。個人覺得比去嘉峪关城更美妙。包一台的士出入呀?因無其它交通工具入去。80至100元左右。

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