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Liujiaxia Travel Guide

80 kilometers from LanzhouCity, capital of Northwest China’s Gansu Province, Liujia Xia is located in the west of Yongji County, Linxia autonomous prefecture of Gansu Province. There constructed Liujiaxia Hydroelectric Power Station, one of the key projects built during the period of the first Five-Year Plan in China. Since its completion in 1974, the station has been the seventh cascade hydropower station on the main stream of the Yellow River, functioning power generation, flood prevention, irrigation, aquaculture, shipping and tourism. Construction of the project began in September 1958, ceased in 1961 temporarily, resumed in 1964, and impounded in October 1968. The first turbine generator has begun sending electricity to the state power grid since April 1, 1969. The whole project was finished in December 1974.

Transportation

There are buses from LanzhouWest Bus Station to Liujiaxia Hydropower Station. The journey takes about 2 hours and costs about 5.8 Yuan. The last bus return from Liujiaxia departs at 17:30.

Accommodation

Liujiaxia Hotel

Address: NO.88 Shenzi Road, Liujia Town

Weather

Most parts of Linxia Autonomous Prefecture have a temperate semi-arid climate. The climate differs according to the diverse terrain It is cold and wet in mountains in the southwest, dry in the northeast, and relatively warm in the river valley. Generally, it has agreeable weather and four distinct seasons. The annual average temperature is around 6.3 ℃, while the maximum temperature rises to 32.5 ℃, the lowest temperature of minus 27.8 ℃. The annual average rainfall is about 537 millimeters. It has an annual average sunshine of 2572.3 hours, a frost-free period of 137 days.

The best seasons for travel are summer, autumn and winter.