Lanshan (Gansu)

Lanshan Mountain
LocationGansu Province of China[1]

Lanshan Mountains (Chinese: 兰山) is a mountain range along the northern shore of the Yellow River east of the capital Lanzhou of the Gansu province in northwestern China.

The area of the Lanshan Mountains played a prominent role in the history of early China, changing hands many times in the course of events. After the fall of the Han Dynasty, a succession of states were located here: in the 4th century it was a capital of the independent state Earlier Liang, and from the 5th to the 11th century, it became a center for Buddhist study in China.


  1. ^ "Journey into Gansu Province (5)". People's Daily. February 20, 2008.

Coordinates: 36°N 105°E / 36°N 105°E / 36; 105

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