Wuquan Mountain Park ​- offering a long history of Buddhist Temples

Last Update: 16th October 2020

Wuquanshan Park is located at the northern foot of Gaolan Mountain in the south side of Lanzhou. It is a famous tourist attraction with a history of more than 2,000 years. The park is well-known for the famous Five-eye Springs and ancient Buddhist buildings. Covering covers an area of 267,000 square meters, the mountain is more than 1,600 meters tall high. You will find more than 10 old buildings in the Ming (1368 – 1644) and Qing (1644 – 1912) Dynasties.

Wuquan Mountain Park Fast Facts
  • Chinese Name: Wuquanshan Gongyuan (五泉山公园)
  • Area: 26.7 x hectares
  • Things to do there: Photography, Nature, Buddhism
  • Who visits: Photographers, Buddhism Believer, Hikers
  • Time required: 2 – 3 x hours
What to expect at the Wuquan Mountain Park

Wuquan Mountain is named after the five-eyes of springs of Sweet Dew, the Moon, the Mozi, the Hui. With lush forests, Wuquan Mountian Park features several old buildings in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, such as Chongqing Temple, Muni Temple, Reclining Buddha Temple, and Dizang Temple.


Wuquan Mountain can be divided into three routes: the west, the middle and the east. There are pavilions, long plank roads, springs and waterfalls along the routes, but the layout is different and self-contained, each with its own unique features.


Along the west route, the first scenic spot is Cui You New Garden where you will see a plum blossom cave. You can visit several clear pools in the cave, a cloister, an octagonal pavilion, and a downstream amusement park along the route. Near the quiet Mani Temple, you will find a row of hanging buildings on the temple gate. To the east of the temple is the Kanxia Building, and to the west is the Yanyue Building. You can explore the Yiyi Trail, the Zeze Gate, the Chongchong Court, the Diedie Garden, and the Ququ Pavilion.


Along the middle route forward, you can explore Butterfly Pavilion, Jingang Hall, Daxiong Hall, Wanyuan Pavilion, Wenchang Palace, Dizang Temple, Qianfo Pavilion and other ancient temples.


If interested, you can explore the park on the lunar 8th April when it is the birthday of Buddha Sakyamuni. You will see many events on the Buddhism at the temples.

Best time to enjoy the Wuquan Mountain Park

The best time to visit Wuquan Mountain Park is in the morning during the opening hours.


The best months to visit are from April to October.


How to get to the Wuquan Mountain Park

There are a few buses passing by the park. Therefore, there are only a few options.

  • Rent a vehicle to the museum. This is the quickest and most direct option.
  • Take Bus 123 and Bus 11 to the Stop of Wuquan Gongyuan (五泉山公园).
Additional Wuquan Mountain Park Travel Advice
  • Opening hours: 08:00 – 18:00
  • Admission fee: free
  • There is a zoo near the park.
  • Please wear the sunscreen cream and sun glasses even in winter.
  • Please take body lotion, lip balm, and hand cream as it is always dry in Lanzhou.
Interested in visiting the Wuquan Mountain Park on a Tour?

Wendy Wei Tours offers a variety of different packaged tours as well as custom tours including the Wuquan Mountain Park, among other attractions and destinations. To find out more, please visit our Tours page or Contact Us directly to find out more.