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Tianshui (天水; Tiānshuǐ) is a city in Gansu Province.


Tianshui consists of two main area with an industrial area in between. The eastern area is called Beidao and the western area is called Qincheng. Longcheng Lu connects both sections which lie 18 km apart.

Get in

By train

Tianshui Railway Station (天水火车站; Tiānshuǐ Huǒchēzhàn) is in Beidao District.

  • Lanzhou - takes about 4 hours
  • Urumqi - takes about 28-35 hours
  • Xian - takes about 4 hours
  • Xining - takes about 8 hours
  • Yinchuan - takes about 14 hours

By bus

Long Distance Bus Station is at Xinhua Road, Qincheng.

  • Gangu - takes about 2 hours
  • Lanzhou - takes about 4 hours
  • Linxia - takes about 10 hours
  • Pingliang - takes about 8 hours
  • Xian - takes about 5-6 hours

Get around


Muslims mosque located in Da Zhong Zhong Lu, and Halaal foods availabe nearby.


  • Antique Market, Jiefang Road (Under Central Square).
  • Immortals' Cliffs. Temples built under the shelter of an enormous overhanging cliff.
  • Maijishan National Park - caves on a perpendicular mountain cliff southeast of Tianshan, well-preserved but be prepared to climb
  • Thousand-buddha grottoes.



  • Tianshui Lacquer Carvings. Decent prices on lacquarware compared to the rest of China. Bargain hard and you may be a winner!




  • Tianshui Hotel (天水宾馆), Tianshui qin ZhouQu YingBinLu 5 (near minshan road), 0086-938-8615545, [1]. The Tianshui Hotel (Tianshui Binguan) is in Tianshui city and offers accommodation, catering, entertainment, business and healthcare services


  • Hongqiao Hotel (Hongqiao Binguan), (Eastern edge of train station parking lot, Beidao District), +86 938 2618882.
  • Tianyao Hotel (Tianyao Zhaodaisuo), Minzhu Road, Qincheng District, +86 938 8287503.


  • Maiji Hotel (Maiji Dajiudian), (Right side of train station as you exit the station, Beidao District), +86 938 4920000.
  • Youju Hotel (Youju Binguan), Central Square, Qincheng District, +86 938 8295566.


Get out

  • Gangu and Great Statue Mountain - temple complex that hugs the ridge overlooking a small tourist-free town
Routes through Tianshui
Lanzhou  W noframe E  BaojiXian

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