My first thought was ‘okay need to GTFO’..I mean I know it’s only three days but why stay in the same city when there’s so much to explore? 😀
The popular hot milk/yoghurt stall
+86 186-9327-3782 Room 2506, Forth Shui Dian Bureau, No.570 Xi Jin East Road, Qilihe, 730000 Lanzhou (You should see a KFC across the street)
I know right, I thought the name was kinda sketch but it wasn’t like the love hotels in Korea..not that I’ve been in one before haha. Anyway, this place is run by university students. There’s essentially 3 rooms, with one living area, one kitchen, and one bathroom (with 2 stalls).
From Zhangye West TRAIN Station, take bus 22. Get off at a bus stop that bus 4 stops at. Bus 4 will take you there. (The bus driver told me it will go there).
From Zhangye West BUS Station, take either bus 9,10,11 or 12. (I got this info from the internet but didn’t try it out).
Show this to the taxi driver :P. It’ll get you
to the South Station.
|This is what the South Bus Station looks like.|
|Ticket for the bus ride to Matisi|
Things were pretty straight forward after I found the bus station. I got on one of their orange buses and we left at 9:15! We stopped several times to pick up others on the road so the bus got pretty packed real soon. The ride was approx 2 hours long.
This bus WILL take you all the way there. BUT you will come across a fork in the road with a sign that says Matisi -> . They will stop and tell you to get off and take one of those black cabs to get there. DON’T DO IT! Cause it’s 80 RMB per cab for just a 5km ride. The bus will take the other road, but will do a U-turn about 3 km in and go back out to the fork and the take the road to Matisi.
The mountains are calling, and I must go
AIN’T IT BEAUTIFUL?!? 😀 !!!!!!!
Your driver will ask everyone to pay an extra 25 RMB for the bus ride home. He will also tell you to not go to the waterfalls cause you won’t have enough time….GO to the waterfalls cause you will have PLENTY of time. My bus arrived there at 11 am and the driver gave us until 3:30. I believe there is one last bus at 4:30 but you will need to talk to the driver ahead of time to see if there’s room for you.
The best thing about travelling alone is meeting random people 😀
There were plenty more to check out after the hike. I went to the sword splitting stone…which wasn’t that spectacular. I didn’t even know it was there actually. The only thing that attracted me go to there were the colourful Tibetan flags!
Arrived in Lanzhou at 7 am! I wanted to go to Liujiaxia but it was ridiculously far so I just ended up staying in the city. Checked out a ‘wetlands’. Haha…That’s what they called it, but it’s not really a wetland at all. It was a nice place to just walk around though.
Also checked out a ‘mountain’ right next to the golden bridge. Once again…it was just nice to have something to go to.
Non deelish beef noodles… :/