Hezuo City is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and the seat of the state’s capital. Hezuo City, also known as “Ganlho Dzong” in Tibetan, is connected to Zhuoni County in the east, Luqu County in the south, Xiahe County in the west, Linxia County in the north.It is 226 kilometers away from the provincial capital Lanzhou. It is the political, economic, cultural, technological and financial center of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture;
The original name of the Hezuo is “Heicuo”, which means “a place that antelope haunt” in Tibetan. This is an important material distribution center and has gradually become the economic center of the Amdo Tibetan area. In 1956, the name was changed to “Hezuo” according to its homophonic.
Best travel time From June to August
Local climate The plateau continental monsoon climate features obvious, cold and humid climate in most areas, long winter, dry and windy.
Most popular sites
Milariba nine-story pavilion, It is the only high-rise building dedicated to the masters of various schools of Tibetan Buddhism. It houses the Tibetan kings who have made major contributions to Tibetan Buddhism and the saints who have made major contributions to Tibetan culture, as well as Two hundred and fifteen statues of the God of Wealth, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Dharma protectors; And enshrined in the Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Kadam, Gelug and other Tibetan Buddhism founders and numerous statues of Tantra and Exotoric Buddhism; and There are many thangkas, murals, pile embroidery, butter flowers and other artworks in the pavilion
Hezuo monastery is a Gelug pa monastery of Tibetan Buddhism. Founded in 1673 (the 12th year of Emperor Kangxi of Qing Dynasty), about 1 km east of Hezuo City
Hezuo City Geography and climate
Hezuo City is located in the northern part of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, with a total area of 2,670 square kilometers. The highest point in the city is the main peak of Taizi Mountain in the north of Jiadao Township, which is 4,500 meters high. Lexiu Township is 2,400 meters above sea level, the lowest point in the city. The altitude of urban area is 2936 meters above sea level. The south is a low mountain canyon area.
Population and ethnic group
As of 2017, the city has a population of 95,000, and the Tibetan population accounts for 54% of the total population. There are other ethnic groups including Han, Hui, Salar, Dongxiang, Baoan, Manchu, Tu, Mongolian, Yugu, Korean, etc. Nation.
Hezuo City Local Culture
Hezuo City has traditional Thangkar unfolding Festival, Arrows Festival, Xianglang Festival, National Games, Shambhala Tourism Art Festival, etc., which constitute the unique and beautiful folk customs of Hezuo City. Ethnic sports include horse racing, yak racing, horse-picking Hada, Tibetan wrestling, Tibetan chess, waist pulling, archery, rope horse riding, folk weightlifting, Tibetan traditional gun shooting, riding performances, etc.
Hezuo City Brief history
During the period of Spring & Autumn Warring States, Hezuo area was the important border town of the ancient Xi Qiang regime.
During the Mid-Tang Dynasty, it was under the jurisdiction of Tuyuhun regime
During the Emperor Yongzheng of Qing Dynasty, it was under the management of Xunhua Department of Lanzhou
In the 26th year of Emperor Daoguang of Qing Dynasty (AD 1846), it was under the jurisdiction of the leadership of local officials Hong Bu Gangju and Shunu Tuba.
From 1912 to 1949, it was placed under Xiahe and was compiled as the fourth district of Xiahe Administration Bureau.
In 1953, it was selcted as the prefecture seat of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Region (later renamed as a prefecture)
In 1996, Hezuo city was officially established