Shifo, Gansu

Shifo
石佛镇
Coordinates: 34°42′07″N 105°42′14″E / 34.702°N 105.704°E / 34.702; 105.704Coordinates: 34°42′07″N 105°42′14″E / 34.702°N 105.704°E / 34.702; 105.704
CountryChina
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityTianshui
DistrictMaiji

Shifo is a town of Maiji District, Tianshui, Gansu, China. Its history can be traced back to at least 937.[1]

It is named after a stone buddha sculpture near the town (Shifo translates to 'Stone Buddha').[2] The town is known in the region for its birdcage crafting and, in particular Huangzhuang village, for its noodle production.[3]

References

  1. ^ 中国历史地名大辞典 (in Chinese). 中國社会科学出版社. 2005.
  2. ^ 刘雁翔 (2003). 伏羲庙志 (in Chinese). 甘肃文化出版社. ISBN 978-7-80608-794-7.
  3. ^ 麦积史话 (in Chinese). 甘肃文化出版社. 2008. ISBN 978-7-80714-463-2.
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