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Baolan High Speed Railway , which is a Passenger Dedicated Line from Baoji to Lanzhou, starts from Baoji city in the east and reaches Lanzhou in the west. It has a total length of 400 kilometers and a design speed of 250 kilometers per hour. Baolan High Speed Railway is the west section of Xu (state) Lanzhou high-speed railway in the medium and long-term railway network planning and an important part of the "four vertical and four horizontal" high-speed railway network. After completion, the operation time of Baoji-Lanzhou train will be shortened to around 2 hours; it will greatly shorten the distance between the Northwest and the eastern and central regions form a fast track on the Silk Road. The main sites include Baoji South Station, Dongcha Station (Yuexing Station), Tianshui South Station, Qinan Station, Tongwei Station, Dingxi North Station, Yuzhong Station and Lanzhou West Station.
Baolan High Speed Railway is built along the ancient Silk Road. Together with the already opened Xibao High Speed Railway and Lan-Xin High Speed Railway, connect major cities such as Xi'an, Baoji, Tianshui, Lanzhou, Xining and Urumqi along the Silk Road . For tourists, the Northwest High Speed Railway artery has been opened up, its time to take the high-speed train to enjoy the Silk Road boutique tourist routes.
1st station: Baoji South Station
Baoji is located in the western part of Guanzhong area, Shaanxi Province, in the junction of Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia and Sichuan provinces (districts), and is the second largest city in Shaanxi Province and an excellent tourist city in China.
Baoji was once called 'Chencang' and Yongcheng in ancient times. Baoji is the second major city in Shaanxi province. As one of the cradles of Chinese civilization, Baoji has so many cultural and historical sites and relics that it is called 'Town of Bronze Wares' and 'Town of Folk Handicrafts'. Zhou and Qin cultures are well presented. It is also where Taoism and Buddhism mix. Famen Temple is famous for the discovery of the Buddha Sakyamuni's relics. In Tang Dynasties (618--907), Chang’an-Yongcheng (Baoji)-Longzhou once was the most prosperous and busiest route of the Silk Road. Baoji has long been the most important relay post along the ancient road. Baoji is like a voluminous humanistic book, with each page full of history, which is worthy reading.
Places you should not miss in Baoji:
Baoji Bronze Museum.
2nd Station: Tianshui South Station
Tianshui is the second-largest city in Gansu Province, China. Its population is approximately 3.5 million. The city and its surroundings have played an important role in the early history of China, as still visible in the form of historic sites. Tianshui is on both the Yangtze River basin and the Yellow River basin, and it is on the "Eurasian Continental Bridge," a rail route said to be the cheapest and fastest land route between China's Pacific Ocean coast and northwestern Europe.
Places you should not miss in Tianshui:
Fu Xi Temple
Water Curtain Cave
3rd Station: Dingxi North Station
Dingxi City is located in central Gansu province, 98 km east of Lanzhou, giving it the nickname the "eastern gateway". The Wei River, a tributary of the Yellow River flows through the district and provides it with the majority of its water. Dingxi is semi-arid, with little precipitation. Even though sunlight here can be intense, temperatures are generally cool. The surrounding terrain is mostly loess hills and ravines in the north and highlands in the south. Dingxi was important in the development of some of China's earliest cultures, specifically along the Wei River, one of the Yellow River's biggest tributaries. Numerous Neolithic sites from various cultures are found throughout the area.
Places you should not miss in Dingxi:
4th Station: Lanzhou West Station
Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province in northwest China. The Yellow River, the Chinese Mother River, runs through the city, ensuring rich crops of many juicy and fragrant fruits. The city is the transportation and telecommunication center of the region. Covering an area of 1631.6 square kilometers (629.96 square miles), it was once a key point on the ancient Silk Road. Today, it is a hub of the Silk Road Tourism Ring, with Maiji Caves to the east, Bingling Temple Grottoes to the west, Labrang Monastery to the south and Dunhuang Mogao Caves to the north.
Places you should not miss in Lanzhou:
Yellow River Scenery