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Baiyin City

Baiyin is a large administrative region, or prefecture-level city located in the east of Gansu province. The climate is dry most of the year with the largest amount of precipitation occurring in the summer months.  The landscape is made up of both desert and plateau. Baiyin’s population is about 1.7 million people with a big portion of them from the Han ethnic group. It was once a main stop on the ancient Silk Road. In the middle of the 20th century, Baiyin’s productivity was mainly through the mining industry and was given the nickname “Copper City”, however there have been new incentives and policies put in place to diversify the region’s economy.
The Yellow River runs through a large part of Baiyin, about 214 kilometres northward. Baiyin’s main attraction is the Yellow River Stone Forest which is about 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of the city. Other areas of note are the Tiemu and Taohua mountain ranges which are accessible from the city. The closest airport is in Lanzhou, about 70 kilometres away. Mutton soup and darou noodles are just some of Baiyin’s local specialties. The ideal time to visit Baiyin and the rest of the Gansu region is in the summer and fall.

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