Beautiful natural scenery, a land with colorful folk traditions - Gannan and Longnan
Designer: Tetsuya Honda, Managing Director of KYARABANTORABERU
Gannan, located in the south of Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province, and Longnan, located in the south of Tianshui, are ideal destinations for tourists wanting to traverse the ancient Silk Road. The development of tourism in this region has been deliberately cautious, and so the natural landscape is still relatively untouched. There are time-honored folk traditions and many undeveloped tourism resources It’s a hidden gem in Gansu Province. Here there are people who have worshipped the mysterious and sacred Tibetan culture and beliefs for generations. The scattered Tibetan monasteries have a rich and unique culture. Vast grasslands stretch to the horizon. These are the charms of Gannan. Located to the east of Gannan, Longnan borders Shaanxi Province to the west and Sichuan Province to the south. On the edge of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it is also surrounded by the Qinling Mountains, the Loess Plateau, the Hanzhong Basin, and the Sichuan Basin. It was once called “Qinlong Key, Bashu Throat”, and was also often referred to as The Jiangnan of Gansu. The natural scenery is beautiful, a complicated landscape with many scenic spots, such as Guan’egou National Forest Park, also known as Little Jiuzhai Valley. This region is rarely mentioned in travel guidebooks, and it is one of the wonders of nature in the world yet to be explored. With the recent development of tourism infrastructure, namely hotels, roads, railroads and scenic spots, it is now coming into its own as a luxury vacation resort location, attracting foreign visitors.