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6 Days Lanzhou-Zhangye-Dunhuang Tour

Destinations:Lanzhou, Zhangye, Dunhuang

from: US$100
Tour Code: CITA-GanSu-08
Summary: Take the fast boat to visit the Binglins Temple,enjoy the magnificant sunset of the Danxia Rainbow Mountain.visit the Matis Temple which is with charming landscape and cut between the cliffs.Go to the Romantic town Dunhuang where you can visit the UNESCO of Mogao Grottoes.Walking around the Shazhou night market.Experience the camel riding as the silk road caravan to enjoy the sunrise in the Sand Dune and Cresent Lake.

Day 1

 Arrive at Lanzhou

Today You will arrange your international flight to get to Lanzhou. We will meet you at the airport. Then transfer you to the hotel and check you in. Feel free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Accommodation: In  Lanzhou


 

Day 2

Lanzhou
 Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves

In the morning, our guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel in Lanzhou to start our journey today. Firstly, head to visit the Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves, these caves, which stretch for 200 meters, were built during the Western Qin, North Wei, Sui, Tang, and Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties (between the 3rd and 18th centuries). then you will take a Lanzhou city tour, visit the first bridge of the Yellow River, it is the first highway bridge in the ancient Yellow River, also the second city steel bridge in China. Yellow River’s Mother Statue, the sculpture comprises a mother and a baby, the mother with long hair, slim figure, lying on the undulating water looking happy and kind. Resting on her breast is a small child smiling naively. Waterwheel park, which is an ancient irrigation tool. The garden covers an area of 1.45 hectares (3.58 acres) and is comprised of two waterwheels, a cofferdam, the recreation area and a water mill house.
Accommodation: In Lanzhou


 

Day 3

LanzhouZhangye  D2741 (07:25-10:36) 
Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park
Breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the train station, take the express train to Zhangye. Take you to visit the Binggou Danxia, which is an important component of Danxia National Geopark in Zhangye. It is the one of the most complete and unique shapes in China. Then we will head to visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park,which is 510 square kilometers in total, it located in the north of Qilian mountains, Suna County territory. It includes the color hills in Linze country, ice hills, Danxia and GanZhou District and PingShan lake. The scenic Danxia, is a distance of 40 km from east Zhang Ye city, north from Linze county town by 20 kilometers, this is the most typical arid area of northern China.
Accommodation: In  Zhangye





Day 4

ZhangyeDunhuang  Y667 (23:33-06:31+1)
Matisi Temple

Hotel breakfast, take you to visit the Grand Buddha Temple. which is the important place of the Silk Road. This temple is situated in the south street of Zhangye County Government in Zhangye.  It’s a 9-story building and 32.8 meters tallThe body is made of wood with pavilion-styled eaves. Mounting to the top, you can have an overall view of the surrounding cities. Thereafter, we are going to the next stop Matisi Temple, which was built in Jin Dynasty. The temple is located at the foot of Linsong Mountain with charming landscape and cut between the cliffs, it was named by the court as “Puguang Temple” in the 14th year of yongle Period in Ming Dynasty. It houses a saddle and one dragon gown given by some emperor in Qing Dynasty. After that, you will be transferred to the train station to take the overnight train to Dunhuang.
Accommodation: on the soft sleeper overnight train



 

Day 5

Dunhuang
Echoing-Sand Moutain and Crescent Lake

In the early morning, arrive at Dunhuang, transfer you to the hotel check in. And take you to visit Mogao Caves, also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes, this UNESCO World Heritage site is one of the great artistic and religious wonders of the world and it is famous for its exquisite murals and various sculptures inside the caves, which was built in different dynasties, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art. Then visit the Echoing Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake. Echoing-Sand Mountain or “Mingsha Mountain” is one of the Four Great Singing Sands of China. The mountain stretches for 40km in length and 20km in width respectively, with the highest point reaching 250m. When there is wild wind, the sands will be blown up and make loud sound, hence the name. Surrounded by the Mingsha Mountain, Crescent Lake, is named after its crescent-like shape. According to historical record, the lake has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand; it is really a geological wonder.In the evening, stroll around the Shazhou Night Market, the most bustling place of Dunhuang at night.
Accommodation: In Dunhuang

 

Day 6

Dunhuang

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport based on your flight schedule.
 

 


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