The Wooden Pagoda is located inside the campus of a middle school. It was first built during the North Zhou Dynasty and has been rebuilt and renovated several times during the following dynasties. But the original pagoda was destroyed and the one visitor see today is work completed in 1926. The nine-storeyed structure was purely built with wood.
Giant Buddha Temple
Giant Buddha Temple at the southwest part of the city is the
largest buildings complex of the Xixia Kingdom in Gansu Province.
It was built in 1098 AD. The existing buildings contain a Giant
Buddha Hall, a scripture hall and a clay pagoda. The Giant Buddha
Hall is 33 meters high and looks grand. The Giant Sleeping Buddha
is housed in this hall. The Buddha is 34.5 meters long and 7.5
meters wide between its two shoulders. Its large ears are as
long as 2 meters long. This is the largest inside sleeping Buddha
Yugur Ethnic Group
The Yugur ethnic minority, one of China's many nationalities
with only a limited population of 10,000 live in this area on the foot of the
Qilian Mountain. Like the other ethnic people in China, Yugur people are good at
singing and dancing. Visitors can taste the local dishes and enjoy their
colorful culture when traveling there.