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Yellow River Mother Sculpture

When you come to Lanzhou, you are recommended to visit the Yellow River Mother Sculpture; it is a granite-structured, full relief composed of a mother and a baby boy. The pedestal of the sculpture is carved with patterns of ripples and fishes, which derive from the ancient painted pottery patterns of Gansu, fully reflecting the long history of Gansu.

What to Visit in Yellow River Mother Sculpture ?

Walking along the Yellow River, the statue of Yellow River Mother you should not miss. Considered as the best of its kind in China. The sculpture has a length of 6 meters and a height of 2.6 metres with more than 40 tons. In the sculpture, the tall mother has a graceful figure with her right arm slightly flexing. She has an approachable smiling look with beautiful hair hanging about her shoulders, lying on her back against the roaring Yellow River waves. A lovely baby boy snuggles close to her right side, with his eyes slightly looking to the left, smiling unconsciously. 
The sculpture has a profound message. It symbolizes the Chinese people growing sturdily under the parenting of the Yellow River and the Chinese people's persevering spirit that makes the world go round. 

                                         Opening Hours & Admission Fee

Opening Hours  The scenic area is open all day
Admission Fee  Free
Recommended Time For a Visit  1 Hour

What to Visit Around the Yellow River Mother Sculpture?

The Yellow River is the second-longest river in China estimated the length of 5,464 kilometres after the Yangtze River. Its headwaters of this mighty river originates from the Kunlun Mountains in northwestern Qinghai Province, the west of China. It winds its way passing nine provinces and autonomous regions - Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Henan and Shandong, and finally empties into the Bohai Sea in the east of Shandong Province. The total basin area is 742,443 km².
It flows the Loess Plateau in its middle section and carries a large amount of sand on its way down to the lower reaches of the mighty river, making the river appearing yellow, hence the name of Yellow River.
Yellow River Steel Bridge ( Zhongshan Bridge ) is a famous landmark in Lanzhou, the scenery on both sides of the bank is quite fantastic, and it is also adjacent to the pedestrian street and snack street in Lanzhou. This steel bridge was built in 1907, which is known as the first bridge on the Yellow River.
From the downtown area of Lanzhou City, passing the Zhongshan Bridge, to the north bank of the Yellow River is White Pagoda Park. Entering this beautiful park, tourists can take the cableway to overlook the panoramic view of Lanzhou City.

When is the Best Time to Visit Yellow River Mother Sculpture?

Every Summer to Autumn is the best time to travel to Lanzhou, among them, in summer, Lanzhou is an ideal summer resort with lush vegetation, cool and beautiful scenery.
Lanzhou is a famous "land of melons and fruits", so autumn is also the best season for tourism, at this time, you can taste the variety of fruits, such as melons and grapes to name just a few, that will definitely feast your eyes. In addition, the annual Lanzhou China Silk Road Festival is also held in September, during that period many tourists will gather in Lanzhou, which is quite lively.

                       Annual Temperature of the Year/℃ ( High-Low )

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun.
-11~3℃ -6 ~7℃ 0~ 13℃ 6~19℃ 11~23℃ 15~28℃
Jul. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
17~30℃ 17~28℃ 9~23℃ 6~17℃ -2~10℃ -10~4℃

How to Get to Yellow River Mother Sculpture?

1. Take bus No. 25 or 142 and get off at Yellow River Mother Station.
2. Take bus No. 18, 56, 58, 103, 106, 107, 111, 118, 120, 130, 137, 139, 302, 313 and get off at West Lake ( Xihu ) Park Station;
3. You can also take bus No. 15, 105, 109, and 142 to the Waterwheel Park ( Shuicheyuan ) Station.

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