Located in the southeast of Gansu province, near the western part of Qinling Mountain and the middle reaches of the Weihe River, Tianshui city is an important node city of the Silk Road Economic Belt and a sub-core city of Guanzhong Plain urban agglomeration. There are five counties and two districts under its jurisdiction, which covers a total area of 14,300 km2 and a population of 3.3689 million. Blessed with profound history and beautiful scenery, Tianshui is a famous historical and cultural city, and an excellent tourist hub in China.

Tianshui, named after the legend that "water comes from heaven", is an important birthplace of Chinese civilization, with more than 8,000 years of cultural records, over 3,000 years of written records and over 2,700 years of city construction. It is the hometown of Fuxi, Nvwa and the Yellow Emperor. The "Five Major Cultures" represented by Fuxi culture, Dadiwan culture, early Qin culture, Maijishan grotto culture and the ancient battlefield culture of the three Kingdoms, constitute the rich historical and cultural resources of Tianshui. Fuxi Temple and Guatai Mountain, where Fuxi created the Eight Diagrams, is a sacred place for Chinese at home and abroad to seek their roots and worship their ancestors. Maijishan Scenic spot is a national 5A tourist scenic spot. Maijishan Caves, with the laudatory name of "Oriental Sculpture Museum", is one of the four major grottoes in China and a world cultural heritage. The Maijishan Caves, together with Daxiang Mountain, Shuiliandong Cave and Lashao Temple, constitutes the "Grottoes Art Corridor" of the eastern section of the ancient Silk Road. In 2018, there were 470 cultural relic protection units in Tianshui, including 17 at the national level and 54 at the provincial level. There were 228 scenic spots, one 5A tourist destination and seven 4A scenic spots.

Tianshui is also an important equipment-manufacturing base in China. Its CNC machine tools, electronic packaging and testing, medium and high voltage switchgear, pneumatic tools, and electric control systems for oil drilling rigs and other applications are well known throughout the country. It has gradually formed an advantageous industrial cluster with equipment manufacturing as the main body, and machinery manufacturing, electrical appliances, electronic information, medicine and food, construction materials and other traditional industries as the auxiliary supports.