Lying in the southeast of Gansu Province, the city of Tianshui is the second largest city in and the city directly under the province. Today, the city has become a major city that focuses on tourism and processing, it is also the center of economy, culture and commerce, and the transportation pivot in the southeast of Gansu.
Tianshui is one of the birthplaces of the Chinese people. In ancient times, the legendary emperor Fuxi and Nüwa were born here. Today throngs of people still flock to the Fuxi Temple, in the western section of the city, to commemorate him. Hence, Tianshui has become the Holy Land where overseas Chinese come to trace and worship their ancestors.