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Here is the White Pagoda, standing on top of the mountain  
   

Here is the White Pagoda, standing on top of the mountain

When Genghis Khan was broadening his map of the country and about to unify the great Yuan Empire, the influential religious leader of Sajia School in Tibet sent a famous lama to pay his respects to Genghis Khan. But the lama died on his way to Lanzhou. The Yuan Dynasty (1228) ordered that a pagoda be built in his honor.
The quiet side of Lanzhou, Gansu.

June 15th 2013
After a very pleasant week in Beijing with Becky (and painful goodbyes), I took the train back to Lanzhou for the 2nd leg of my trip in Gansu Province, heading North West towards Xinjiang Province. But before getting on the bike and hitting the road hard, I spent one afternoon in Lanzhou city, visiting the quiet side of town. I hiked around the White Pagoda Mountain on the other side of the Yellow ... read more
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