Geographic & Historic Maps on Linxia, Silk Road and related Regions of Gansu Province.
This page was last updated on: July 24, 2017
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Please browse around Yongjing County, Linxia Prefecture and wider Area using our Geographic & Historic Maps. Find out more about the City and Area through our many Photographic Reports on the main historic landmarks and Monuments and their rich history.
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Linxia has one main railway station and no airport. The nearest airport can be found outside of Lanzhou at Tianzhu. China National Highway ...
After running off the Qinghai Plateaux of East Tibet and passing into Gansu Province of the Peoples Republic of China, the Yellow River cuts through the Yongjing County on its way to the provincial Capital of Lanzhou. The Yongning county is home to the Liujia Gorge hydro-electric dam of the the Yellow River and the minor but older dam of the Yanguo Gorge.
LIUJIA GORGE AND HYDRO-ELECTRIC DAM:
The Liujia Gorge Dam was completed in 1974 AD becoming the first large scale high altitude Dam on the Yellow River. Much taller than its predecessor at Yanguoxia, it measures 174 meters in height and runs for 800 meters across the gorge of the Yellow River. A cornerstone of recent economic development of the city of Lanzhou and the wider region it houses 5 massive power generation units.
YANGUO GORGE DAM:
The Yanguoxia Dam was constructed between 1958 and 1961 and as such is a relic of the historic period of the Great Leap Forward launched by Chairman Mao Zedong in 1958 AD. Built for a large part without the use of machinery by slave laborers and political prisoners (many from Tibet) it survives to this day as a solemn reminder of the sacrfices made throughout the Mao Zedong Era. The dam measures but a modest 57-meters in height but nevertheless is worth a visit.
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Map Trade Routes in Asia in the 13Th Century.
A Schematic Map of the Eurasian Trade Routes existing in the 13Th Century. Clearly marked in Red Accent on the Map are the cities of the network of land-bound trading routes through Central Asia known as the Silk Road (the path of Marco Polo and others).