Type of monument: Mural
Location: Bailie Square, Lanzhou, Gansu province
Google Earth view:
GPS co-ordinates: N 36.10011 E 103.74256
Cost: No cost to view
Access: Free access. The square can be filled with line-dancing groups in the early evening, often 3 or 4 groups competing with different music and moves.
Bailie Square is the end of the line for buses #15 and #131, approximately 45 minutes ride from the centre of the city. Both these buses run along the banks of the Yellow River, #131 on the north bank and #15 on the south bank. The buses go past the popular tourist attraction of the Zhongshan bridge, which is an obvious landmark to orientate yourself by.
Buses are frequent, the last bus is listed on each bus-stop sign; usually about 10pm.
For the text of the plaque recounting Rewi’s life, in Chinese and English, click HERE
This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.