Wuwei Travel Guide

  • Wuwei
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  • Fortified farmhouse, Guyang county
    Fortified farmhouse, Guyang county
    by mke1963
  • Mr Zhou (junior) herds the sheep
    Mr Zhou (junior) herds the sheep
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Wuwei Hotels

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  • Yaou Hotel

    No.55 Middle-Nanguan Road, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

    Good for: Couples

  • Heping Hotel

    No.103 Nandajie, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

  • Tianma Hotel

    An excellent 3-star hotel (RMB240 per night) and excellent value. In a good location close to the...

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  • Liangzhou Hotel

    No.159 Dongdajie, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

    Good for: Business

  • Xiliang Hotel

    No.58 South-Jianshe Road, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Ronghua Hotel

    No.1 Ronghua Road, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

  • Dianli Hotel

    No.31 Middle-Nanguan Road, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

  • Dazhong Hotel

    No.63 Middle-Nanguan Road, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

  • Hongliu Hotel

    No.70 Minzu Road, Wuwei, Gansu, 733000, China

Wuwei Transportation

  • The easternmost foothills of the Qilianshan

    by mke1963 Updated Jun 17, 2006

    Just two years ago, shortly after the highway opend, I wrote the following here: "The toll road from Lanzhou north to Wuwei (and then beyond along the Hexi corridor) is in excellent condition. It is just a two lane road, but the tolls reduce the volume of traffic so making for a quicker, safer journey. There are plenty of junctions so you can get off whenever you want to explore the villages or towns."

    But now, in mid 2006, this road is in a disgraceful state and, especially between Gulang and Yongdeng, the road is just dreadful. The surface has deteriorated so badly in just 2 years that even driving at 70kph is hazardous. Heads would roll in most countries if a major highway was falling to pieces but here, nobody seems bothered.

    To make matters worse, there is a speed trap which seems to only affect certain vehicles. This will catch you southbound north of the Yongdeng toll and northbound south of it (if you see what Imnean), so the police can check out the driver and fine him at the toll. Given the state of the road in the area where the photo was taken - and the alleged speed - it seems a dubious situation. Take care!

    Note that an early part of the Great Wall ran up the valley from Wuwei through Gulang to Tanzhu and Lanzhou. I saw a number of fortified buildings and watch towers but work pressure prevented me from exploring the valley more carefully. The countryside would make excellent walking territory in autumn and spring.

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