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Gansu Tour - 8 Days

Destination: Lanzhuo,Xaihe,Jiayuguan,Dunhuang
Duration: Eight Day
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A thorough tour to discover the Gansu from Lanzhou, via Xiahe, Jiayuguan, to Dunhuang.

Labrang Monastery,Songke Prairie,Binglin Temple,Jiayuguan Fort,Great Wall Museum,Yulin Grottoes,Mogao Grottoes,Crescent Lake,Yardang National Geopark,Ruin of Great Wall of Han Dynasty.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$1600/persons 1600USD/Person

Day 1 Day 1 Lanzhou Arrival 每 Xiahe ( D )
Welcome to Lanzhou. Your tour guide will meet you in the Dunhuang Airport/Train Station, and then drive to Xiahe which features in Tibetan culture and history.

Stay overnight in Xiahe.


Day 2 Xiahe ( B,L,D )
After breakfast, you will drive to visit the Labrang Monastery. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. You have chance to see the monks studying and debating about Buddhism. After then, drive to visit the Songke Prairie which is famous for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies.

Drive back to Xiahe and stay overnight here.


Day 3 Xiahe 每 Lanzhou ( B,L,D )
Today you will drive back to Lanzhou. On route, take a side trip to visit the Binglin 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.

Leaving Binglin Temple, and go to driving to Lanzhou for the night train from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan. Stay overnight on the train.


Day 4 Jiayuguan ( B,L,D )
Today, you will witness the ※first pass under heaven§ 每 Jiayuguan Pass. Along with Juyongguan and Shanhaiguan, it is one of the main passes of the Great Wall, as well as the pass where Great Wall of Ming Dynasty starts. Here, you will visit the Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall and Great Wall Museum.


Day 5 Jiayuguan 每 Dunhuang ( B,L,D )
Today you will drive to Dunhuang from Jiayuguan in the early morning. On route, visit the Yulin Grottoes. The forty-two caves house some 250 polychrome statues and 4,200 square meters of wall paintings, dating from the Tang Dynasty to the Yuan Dynasty (seventh to fourteenth centuries).

Stay overnight in Dunhuang.


Day 6 Dunhuang ( B,L,D )
After breakfast, start your full day Duhuang culture and sightseeing trip.

Firstly, drive from the Dunhuang city to visit the Mogao Grottoes. It is famed as the ※Louvre of East§, which is outstanding for its exquisite mural paintings and statues. There are now 492 grottoes in which about 45000 square meters mural paintings and 2100 colorfully painted statues have been preserved very well.

The following attraction is the Echoing Sand Mountains. It is said, in the sunny days, the sand mountains echo like Orchestra music even if there is no wind. If you slide from the sand mountains, you can hear the echoing sound clearly.

Your last things to do for today is the Crescent Lake. Surrounded by sand mountains from four directions, the Crescent Lake is a beautiful oasis with some well decorated traditional Chinese architecture, some trees and flowers and a lake that has never dried up.


Day 7 Dunhuang ( B,L,D )
Today's highlight is the Yardang National Geopark. Yardang has been created over time by the sort part of the earth surface having being eroded by wind and rain, with the hard part of the rocks remaining in the desert. You will drive from Dunhuang city westwards. On route, visit the Yumenguan Pass and Ruin of Great Wall of Han Dynasty.

Drive back to Dunhuang City.


Day 8 Dunhuang Departure ( B )
Today is free for you until you tour guide see you off at the Dunhuang Airport/Train Station.


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