Wuwei City 武威市, also called Liangzhou 凉州, is located in the east of the Hexi Corridor of Gansu Province, China. She was an important section of the ancient Silk Road. The name of Wuwei is from the “brilliant military power” of the General Huo Qubin in the Han Dynasty to defeat the Xunnu ethnic group invader in the ancient Hexi Corridor. Wuwei is a famous historical cultural city and opening up city, the capital of tourist symbol of China, the hometown of the Chinese grape wine, the witness place of Tibet belonging to China, and the unique native haunt of the White Yak in the world. She governs Liangzhou District, Minqin County, Gulang County and Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County, covers an area of 33 thousand square kilometers, and has a population of 1930 thousand, including 38 ethnic groups, mainly the Han, Tibetan, Hui, Mongolian and so on.
Wuweihas been famous on its important geographical position "which opens a road through the broad desert, and controls the faucal place of the ancient five-districts." To the east, she is next to Lanzhou city, to the south is near Xining city, and to the north faces Yinchuan city. She is the east gate of the Hexi Corridor, the railways of the Lanzhou-Xinjiang and Wuwei- Gantang, the Nation Highway 312 pass through the city. The road of the province and the local levels radiate in all directions. Wuwei has become the flourishing business place of the commercial and trade in the Hexi Corridor because of the integrated market system, the more floating population and the blooming purchasing capabilities.
The special geography environment and the weather conditions have made Wuwei quite suitable place for planting the brewing grape. She has quite a lot in common with Bordeaux, France, on the latitude and climate, and was called “the Bordeaux in China”.
Wuwei owns the centuries-old history, rich cultural heritages, particular natural sceneries and multiform ethnologic amorous -feelings. There are 543 relics and historical sites in the city. There are about 40,000 items (volumes) of relics stored in the museums. Among the relics, the Leitai Han Dynasty Tomb, is the place unearthed the Bronze Galloping Horse, the Symbol of China’s Tourism, the Xixia Monument, is addressed as “a living dictionary” by scholars from home and abroad, the Wuwei Confucian Temple (Wenmiao Temple), named the champion of the ancient education schools , is well known as “the top Academy of learning”, the Tiantishan Grottoes, is considered “the senior ancestor of the Chinese ancient grottoes”, the Baitashi Temple (White Pagodas), is the historical witness place of Tibet belonging to China, the Haizang Temple , is the fabulous place the Xuanzhuang of the Tang Dynasty rested for collecting the Sutras from the West, the Luoshisi Tower, is the Holy land of the Buddhism , the Bronze Bell in Dayun Temple , the ancient sites of the Great Wall, " three-gorges " natural sights, Wuwei Desert Park, the Endangered-wild Animals Breeding Center, Minqin Desert Reservoir, which is the largest one in the Asia. All of these have laid a solid foundation for visits, exploration, and so on.