CountyGaolan County
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)

Shichuan (Chinese: 什川鎮; pinyin: Shíchuān zhèn)[1] is a town of Gaolan County, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, People's Republic of China.

The town was first historically described as a military garrison and fort, established in 1495[2] during the reign of the Hongzhi Emperor in the Ming Dynasty, being located in strategic position in a bend of the Yellow River.[1] The town is known for its large ancient pear orchard, with trees up to 500 years old, and the orchard itself being established 600 years ago.[3][4] The Great Wall of China crosses the Yellow River at Shichuan town as well, a few ruins of it are still visible.[5][6]


Shichuan administers 9 villages: Shangche, Changpo, Nanzhuang, Beizhuang, Shangniwan, Xianiwan, Hekou, Damogou and Jieguanting.[7]


  1. ^ a b 长城内外(115)丹霞绚烂瓜果飘香 【1080P】.
  2. ^ ""The World's First Ancient Pear Garden" Old Trees Age up to 500 Years Old_中国兰州网".
  3. ^ "Environmentalists advocate protection of ancient pear garden in Lanzhou".
  4. ^ "兰州市皋兰县人民政府 皋兰概况 皋 兰 县 情 简 介".
  5. ^ "兰州市皋兰县人民政府 文化考古 什川境内古长城遗址".
  6. ^ Ai Jing (1 March 2015). A History Of The Great Wall Of China. World Scientific. p. 47. ISBN 978-1-938368-32-5.
  7. ^ "2019年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码".

Coordinates: 36°09′39″N 104°00′35″E / 36.1608339°N 104.0095927°E / 36.1608339; 104.0095927

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