wēi is one the first cities 城
市 chéng shì
after Lanzhou 兰州 lán
zhōu that one would stop on the "Xian-Dunhuang
Journey of the Silk Road".
Wuwei 武威 wǔ
wēi is located at
the eastern end of the Hexi Corridor 河
西走廊 hé xī zǒu lángin the province of Gansu
sù. It borders Inner Mongolia 内
蒙古 nèi méng gǔ
in the north. Wuwei 武威 wǔ
wēi has a long
history and it has been reported that the city has been
inhabited for over 5 thousand years. Wuwei 武威 wǔ
wēi was once a
seat of the government of the Wu kingdom 吴
国 wú guó
(during the period of the Three Kingdoms 三
国 sān guó).
This city was also once known as Liangzhou 凉
州 liáng zhōu.