Lanshan (Gansu)

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Coordinates: 36°N 105°E / 36°N 105°E / 36; 105 Lanshan mountain range (Ch. 兰山) is a mountain range along northern shore of the Yellow River east from the capital Lanzhou of the Gansu province in northwestern China.

The area of the Lanshan mountains played a prominent role in the history of early China, changing hands many times in the course of events, after the fall of the Han Dynasty there was located a capital of a succession of states, in the 4th century it was a capital of the independent state Earlier Liang, and from the 5th to the 11th century it became a center for Buddhist study in China.