Chinese Name: 临夏州 English IPA: Location: Population (city): Language: Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:
Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 临夏回族自治州; traditional Chinese: 臨夏回族自治州; pinyin: Línxià Huízú Zìzhìzhōu; Xiao’erjing: لٍشِا خُوِذُو ذِجِجِوْ) formerly known as Hezhou is located in Gansu province, south of the provincial capital Lanzhou, bordering Qinghai to the west. It is an autonomous prefecture for the Muslim Hui people, a large Chinese ethnic group. It also includes two autonomous counties for other Muslim groups, namely Dongxiang, Salar, and Bonan.
Linxia Prefecture is located in southwestern central Gansu. It is just south of Lanzhou, and borders Qinghai Province in the west, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the south, and the Dingxi prefecture-level city in the east.
The terrain is highlands, mountains, and loess hills. Elevation averages 2000 meters above sea-level.
The Yellow River, which gets its muddy yellow color from the loess, runs through the northwestern part of the prefecture. Dammed at Liujiaxia (Yongjing County), it forms the large Liujiaxia Reservoir in the north-central part of the county. There is also a smaller Yanguoxia Dam (盐锅峡水电站 Yánguōxiá Shuǐdiànzhàn) further downstream, also within Yongjing County.
The Yellow River’s main tributaries within the prefecture are the Daxia River and the Tao River. They flow from the neighboring Gannan Prefecture, and fall into the Liujiaxia Reservoir from the southeast. The Tao River also serves as the border with the Dingxi prefecture-level city over some of its length.
Linxia (Gansu) Travel Guide introduces useful travel information of Linxia including travel tips, attractions, top things to do, tours, transportation, weather, climate, food, restaurants, accommodation, festivals, nightlife, activities, education, shopping, photos and maps.
Other Destinations in Linxia
- Hezheng County
- Linxia City
- Linxia County
- Kangle County
- Yongjing County
- Dongxiang County
- Guanghe County
- Jishishan County
Linxia (Gansu) Attractions include a list of top things to do and must-see attractions in Linxia. All attractions picked by our seasoned travel advisors and rated by our customers. Following is the list of Top 10 Attractions in Linxia by TripAdvisor. [...]
Linxia (Gansu) travel packages list all of Linxia city tours, Linxia day tours, Gansu tours with Linxia and China tours including Linxia. Plan Linxia tours including 1-30 days trip and tours, Linxia food culture tours, join group tours and sightseeing tours. [...]
- More City Tours Including Linxia >>
- More China Provinces Tours Including Linxia >>
- More Multi-City Tours Including Linxia >>
- All Tours Including Linxia >>
Climate & When to Go
Linxia (Gansu) Weather and Climate describes information with temperature, precipitation, Geography, What Clothes to Wear in Linxia, weather and climate by month, climate graph, 15 days Linxia weather forecast. Find out the best time to visit Linxia and see the season highlights in Linxia. It also tells you what to wear in different seasons and Clothes packing for Your Trip to Linxia. [...]
Linxia (Gansu) Transportation Guide serves you detailed transport information and introduces fights to Linxia, Linxia high speed trains, Linxia trains, Linxia Cycling, Linxia bus, Linxia taxis and ways of getting in and around Linxia. [...]
Festivals and Activities
Linxia (Gansu) Festivals and Events introduce a brief introduction of festivals and activities and tell travelers Top Things to Do for Linxia festivals Tours and important Linxia events and activities including Exhibition, Conference, Trade Show, Expositions and Trade Fairs. [...]
Linxia (Gansu) Travel FAQs and Tips introduce the city and zip codes, post offices, useful numbers, hospitals, banks for foreign exchange, Government and famous universities. When plan your trip to Linxia, view our answers to questions about Linxia travel to get better understanding of Linxia. [...]
Linxia (Gansu) Travel Maps in English includes Maps List of Linxia Tourist Attractions, Maps of Linxia Hotels, Maps of Linxia Tours, Linxia Subway Maps, Maps of Transportation. It show the specific location maps of main roads, Transportation, railway, stations, Bus Stations, Airports, expressway, administrative division, famous tourist attractions, travel and tours, universities, banks and hospitals. [...]
Linxia (Gansu) Accommodation and Hotels Booking introduces Where to stay in Linxia and the recommended Linxia 5 star luxury hotels, Comfortable 4-star, Economic 3-star and Cheap Hostels recommended by TripAdvisor. [...]