Zhangye General Tip
Now I am in this city, surprise, very surprise to see this is a city of China. This city is beyond my expectation. I saw a clean beautiful city with very relax easy residents. They are not as "Chinese" as compare to other Chinese cities, I don't know why but I guess it was probably due to the earthquake not long ago that they are more towards life enjoying than only non-stop working. I saw many residents of old ages and young together placing their tents outside the open air to prevent the earthquake. Residents are trying to avoid staying on high floors just in case the quake comes. It's very different city and very relaxing attitude. This is so far the best place all the way from the Pakistanis border. Tourists must come here for sure, you won't regret. I arrived 2 days ago by 3rd Class Hard-Seater from Korla of Xinjiang 95yuan ticket took me 27 torturous hours but at least I saw some slight improves of the train system, slightly better than 2 years ago when I was on the same train 27 hours from Guilin to Xian. That time I wrote a complaint letter to the train attendant all about the bad things of litterings and smokings. This trip is so surprise to see the train has much much less litterings and same to smokers as well. I saw a smoker being penalized by the train attendant on the spot....hahaha, well done Chinese and keep on.