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Tianshui Maijishan Grottoes Bingling Temple Lanzhou Tour - 4 Days

Destination: Tianshui,Lanzhuo
Duration: Four Day
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Tianshui is not only the birthplace of Eight Diagrams, but also has one of the best Buddhist grottoes in China - Maijishan. This tour takes you to explore all of them, and extend your trip to Lanzhou.
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Day 1 Tianshui Arrival
Welcome to Tianshui, one of the birth place of Chinese civilization. Your tour guide will pick you up at Tianshui Train Station, and escort you to hotel. Then transfer to visit the famous buddhist cave - Maijishan Grottoes. The Maijishan Grottoes, together with Longmen Grottoes, Yungang Grottoes and Dunhuang Groggoes, are known as the "Four Greatest Grottoes in China." Caves were chiseled on a hill shaped like a stack of wheat. The ancient artisans carved more than 7800 Buddhist statues with different colors and size. The largest statue, Dongyan Giant Buddha, has a height of 15.8 meters.

Leave Maijishan Grottoes for the holy Fuxi Temple which was built in Ming Dynasty(1483¡ª¡ª1484) to worship the ancient legendary "Fuxi Emperor". Fuxi was very knowledgeable, and created the Eight Diagrams, which made a great progress in Chinese civilization.

Note: Tianshui Train Station is a transfer railway station. It takes only 3 hours to from Xian to Tianshui. Besides, many trains also stop at Tianshui, including those from Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, etc.

 

Day 2 Tianshui - Lanzhou (B,L,D)
After breakfast, you will drive about 5 hours from Tianshui to Lanzhou. Once arrival, escort to hotel and have lunch.

After lunch, take a half day tour to explore the Yellow River Culture of Lanzhou. Firstly, you will visit the First Bridge on Yellow River which has more than one hundred year history. The following attraction is the grand Yellow River Mother Statues which stand the beauty of oriental women. Lastly, enjoy an interesting time in the Yellow River Ancient Waterwheels Park.

 

Day 3 Lanzhou - Bingling Temple (B)
Today you will take a side trip to visit the Bingling Temple. Firstly, you will arrive at Liujiaxia Dam which is a major hydroelectric dam on the upper Yellow River. Then you will take a yacht on the dam to tour the Binglin Temple. Bingling Temple is a series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculpture carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River.The sculptures, carvings, and frescoes that remain are outstanding examples of Buddhist artwork and draw visitors from around the world.

Leave Binglin Temple, and drive back to Lanzhou.

 

Day 4 Lanzhou Depature (B)
Today you will explore the best highlights of Lanzhou city. First stop is the White Pagoda Mountain. You can hike up the staircases to the top of the mountain, which is a awesome experience. If you don't want to bear the walk, you can take the cable car (Y35 to go up, Y20 to come down). On the top of the hill is the White Pagoda built in Yuan Dynasty with Lamasery style. Last, learn a great lesson of Gansu history and culture in the Gansu Provincial Museum. Don't miss its two best features: Buddhism Culture Hall and Pottery Culture Hall.

Check out from your hotel and leave airport or train station for next destination.

 

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