The large Buddhist temple in Zhangye was very interesting.  There was a museum behind it and then a wooden pagoda.  This was all close to a lovely town square.  These are so vital to the lives of the people.  They exercise and/or dance there in the mornings, walk their dogs and even their birds (yes, birds, in lovely cages), socialize and shop. Large Buddhist Temple Large Buddhist Temple 2 Zhangye square