Scenery you can't miss on Highway No.1 in NW China's Gansu Province
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Starting from Lanzhou, along G212 National Highway at the junction of Weiyuan County and Zhang County, there's a 100-mile highway running through scenic spots and historic sites including mountains, jungles, ranches, and ancient architectures. The scenery is so beautiful that Highway No.1 in Gansu Province has been praised as a good choice for road trips in northwestern China.

Let's have a closer look in pictures:

Lianhuashan National Reserve is an important water conservation forest with diverse natural resources. More than 800 species of plants and 500 more species of animals including 60 more national protected species are living here. /VCG Photo    

Lianhuashan National Reserve is an important water conservation forest with diverse natural resources. More than 800 species of plants and 500 more species of animals including 60 more national protected species are living here. /VCG Photo    

Shimen Snow Mountain is known as the first mountain of the South Silk Road, which has a great view of turbulent rivers. /VCG Photo 

Shimen Snow Mountain is known as the first mountain of the South Silk Road, which has a great view of turbulent rivers. /VCG Photo 

Huangxianggou Ranch is awash in vigorous color in autumn and covered in white in winter, creating a peaceful and idyllic picture in NW China. /VCG Photo

Huangxianggou Ranch is awash in vigorous color in autumn and covered in white in winter, creating a peaceful and idyllic picture in NW China. /VCG Photo

Dingxi Watershed Highway stands at an elevation of 2,980 meters above sea level. Visitors can appreciate the danger amid the beauty of the road trip while fog floats around as if in a dream. Slow down and drive carefully! /VCG Photo 

Dingxi Watershed Highway stands at an elevation of 2,980 meters above sea level. Visitors can appreciate the danger amid the beauty of the road trip while fog floats around as if in a dream. Slow down and drive carefully! /VCG Photo 

Li's Family Ancestral Hall, founded in Tang Dynasty, is the only preserved ancient architecture group in Longxi. It is known as a sacred place to seek roots for  those whose surname is Li. /VCG Photo  

Li's Family Ancestral Hall, founded in Tang Dynasty, is the only preserved ancient architecture group in Longxi. It is known as a sacred place to seek roots for  those whose surname is Li. /VCG Photo