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Dunhuang Private Day Tour including Mogao Grottoes, Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring

Dunhuang Private Day Tour including Mogao Grottoes, Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring - Dunhuang, China
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Duration: 10 hours
Location: Dunhuang, China

From USD
$119.00

Mogao Grottoes is the jewel of Silk Road located in Dunhuang, China, where access is very challenging. This private day tour take you to Duhuang  with a visit to the highlights of Silk Road including Mogao Grottoes ... More info ›

Mogao Grottoes is the jewel of Silk Road located in Dunhuang, China, where access is very challenging. This private day tour take you to Duhuang  with a visit to the highlights of Silk Road including Mogao Grottoes. You will also see the wonder of the Singing Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring.

At 8:00am, your guide will pick you up from the lobby of your Dunhuang hotel and transfer you to Visitors' Center of Mogao Grottoes, an UNESCO listed World Heritage Site, where you will watch two documentaries about the caves and Silk Road. Then, a professional cave guide will lead you to explore about 7 to 9 caves closely. You will be astonished by well-preserved fresco and statues in the caves from the 4th century.

The caves were built by monks with donated funds and elaborately painted to serve as shrines and for meditation and enlightenment. Those paintings are also a teaching tools to inform those illiterate about Buddhist beliefs and stories. The primary caves were sponsored by patrons of important clergies, local ruling elites, foreign dignitaries, and Chinese emperors. Some of the caves might have been funded by merchants, military officers, and local residents.

Around 3:30pm, you will be transferred to see Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring. This magical spring is located in the center of sand dunes but it has never been covered by the sand throughout the history. It is also called whistling sand or barking sand that produces sound which is perhaps caused by wind passing over dunes or by walking on the sand. Crescent Moon Spring is a crescent-shaped lake oasis in Gobi Desert that is slowing shrinking due to climate change. After the lake visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Dunhuang where this wonderful private day trip concludes.

*Note: Your visit to the Mogao Caves might be changed to the afternoon due to daily availability of the attraction. In this caser, you will visit the Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring in the morning.

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8 Days Xinjiang Discovery Tour

8 Days Xinjiang Discovery Tour - Gansu, China

Duration: Flexible
Location: Gansu, China

From USD
$1599.00

In this 8 days tour you will enjoy all the major historical sites and scenic spots of Xinjiang.which you will enjoy the full understanding of it's culture,customs,world famous scenic spots and majestic high glacier peaks of  mountians do some hikes in highlands of Kunlun and Tianshan.
visit the hottest city with flamming mountians of Turpan china.
one of the most vibrating Buddism center along the silk road during 4th to 9th century.
Uighur culture and customs rich city of Kashgar one of the famous city in Central Asia as a pearl.
trip to father of ice mountains by one of the stunning lake in wilderness. along famous Karakorom highway to Pakistan (highland  hiking  optional)
tour will give you some experience of old silk road times, culture rich central Asian cities in mainland China.

Day 1: Arrive in Urumqi

Activities: pick you from Urumqi airport and transfer to your hotel

Meals: No meals
Hotels:  included

Day 2: Day trip to Heavenly Lake

Activities: Drive to Heavenly lake and spend a few hours around lake for Hiking or boating as you like

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 3: Urumqi to Turpan

Activities: drive to Turpan after breakfast and visit Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city, Astana tombs, Toyuq village, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves and Flaming Mountains.

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 4: Turpan to Urumqi, fly Kashgar

Activities: visit Yargol (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigation system and Emin Minaret ... More info ›

In this 8 days tour you will enjoy all the major historical sites and scenic spots of Xinjiang.which you will enjoy the full understanding of it's culture,customs,world famous scenic spots and majestic high glacier peaks of  mountians do some hikes in highlands of Kunlun and Tianshan.
visit the hottest city with flamming mountians of Turpan china.
one of the most vibrating Buddism center along the silk road during 4th to 9th century.
Uighur culture and customs rich city of Kashgar one of the famous city in Central Asia as a pearl.
trip to father of ice mountains by one of the stunning lake in wilderness. along famous Karakorom highway to Pakistan (highland  hiking  optional)
tour will give you some experience of old silk road times, culture rich central Asian cities in mainland China.

Day 1: Arrive in Urumqi

Activities: pick you from Urumqi airport and transfer to your hotel

Meals: No meals
Hotels:  included

Day 2: Day trip to Heavenly Lake

Activities: Drive to Heavenly lake and spend a few hours around lake for Hiking or boating as you like

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 3: Urumqi to Turpan

Activities: drive to Turpan after breakfast and visit Idikut (Gaochang) ancient city, Astana tombs, Toyuq village, Bizeklik Thousand Buddha caves and Flaming Mountains.

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 4: Turpan to Urumqi, fly Kashgar

Activities: visit Yargol (Jiaohe) Ancient city, Karez underground Irrigation system and Emin Minaret. Afterlunch Drive to Urumqi and take evening flight to Kashgar

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 5: Kashgar airport to Tashkorgan

Activities: Pick up from airport and drive along the KKH, Stop at Opal Village, Oytagh Kunlunshan Colorful mountain range, Gaz Valley and check point, Bulungkol Valley (white sand mountain),highland lake of Karakul and local Kyrgyz family visit then to Tajik town of Tashkorgan.

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 6: Tashkorgan to Kashgar

Activities: Visit Stone Fort, Tajik village, Hiking on the Grassland and drive back Kashgarafter lunch

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 7: Explore Kashgar city

Activities: Visit Grand mosque, Apak Hoja tomb (which is also called Fragrant Concubine Tomb), Old city walking tours, livestock market, Sunday market and dinner at a local Uighur family countryside of Kashgar.

Meals: B,L,D
Hotels:  included

Day 8: Kashgar to your next destination

Activities: send you off to Kashgar airport

Meals: Not included

Hotels: Not included

 

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Private Silk Road Hiking Day Tour of Yangguan Pass Including Lunch

Private Silk Road Hiking Day Tour of Yangguan Pass Including Lunch - Dunhuang, China
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Duration: Flexible
Location: Dunhuang, China

From USD
$119.00

This private hiking day tour will take you to Yangguan by comfortably air-conditioned vehicle from your Dunhuang hotel. Upon arrival, enjoy an approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) hike which will take you 2 to 2.5 hours to arrive at Yangguan Pass ... More info ›

This private hiking day tour will take you to Yangguan by comfortably air-conditioned vehicle from your Dunhuang hotel. Upon arrival, enjoy an approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) hike which will take you 2 to 2.5 hours to arrive at Yangguan Pass. You will see this important pass of ancient silk road and visit the Museum of Yangguan Pass. Lunch will be served at a local farmer's restaurant. Afterwards, visit Jade Gate Pass and the great wall of Han Dynasty on your way back to Dunhuang.

At 8:30 am, your private English-speaking guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to embark on a day of adventure. You will be transferred by comfortably air-conditioned private vehicle to Yangguan that is located by a small oasis about 70 kilometers away from downtown Dunhuang. By 9:30 am, you will start hiking in Yangguan. The distance of your hike is approximately 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) from the entrance to the site of Yangguan Pass. Along the way, you will see the beautiful oasis before arriving at Yangguan Pass where you will apply for a "passport" from the governor as a souvenir and also visit the Museum of Yangguan Pass. Lunch will be served at a local farmer's restaurant where you could visit the vineyard during lunch.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Jade Gate Pass and the site of Han Dynasty Great Wall (256 B.C. - 195 B.C.) which takes approximately 1 hour. In Chinese history, Han Dynasty built many walls to strengthen the safety of their frontier as well as exploring ways to do business with the western region. Instead of piling up layers upon layers of stones or bricks like other dynasties did, the Great Wall of Han Dynasty was built with sand and weeds that were abundant locally. These two materials were mixed together by being layered on top of each other. On average, every layer measures from 4.7 to 5.9 inches (12 to 15 centimeters). Current remains of the wall is ranging from 1.6 feet tall to over 6.6 feet in height. At the end, you will be transferred back to your Dunhuang hotel by 5:30pm where this tour ends.

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Private One Day Tour: Mogao Grottoes, Singing Sand Dunes and The Silk Road Show

Private One Day Tour: Mogao Grottoes, Singing Sand Dunes and The Silk Road Show - Gansu, China

Duration: 13 hours
Location: Gansu, China

From USD
$229.00

Discover the highlights of Dunhuang in one day, the Mogao Grottoes with it's very beautiful paintings and sculptures, The Singing Sand Dunes & Crescent Monn Spring, take a camel riding in the sand dunes and take photos in the desert. In the evening, go to the Dunhaung Grand Theater,enjoy a top dance drama in China-----The Silk Road, it is about 70 minutes long, tells us an impressive story that virtuous and rustic father and his daughter who came from China, helped a Persian merchant on the Silk Road ... More info ›

Discover the highlights of Dunhuang in one day, the Mogao Grottoes with it's very beautiful paintings and sculptures, The Singing Sand Dunes & Crescent Monn Spring, take a camel riding in the sand dunes and take photos in the desert. In the evening, go to the Dunhaung Grand Theater,enjoy a top dance drama in China-----The Silk Road, it is about 70 minutes long, tells us an impressive story that virtuous and rustic father and his daughter who came from China, helped a Persian merchant on the Silk Road. During the journey, they experienced parting and reunion of family members,the help from friends who sacrifice their own life and the sharing of weal and woe..

08:30: Our perfessional tour gudie will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, by car / bus to the Singing Sand Dunes & Crescent Moon Spring, it is 5 km far away from the city, you have a chance can take a camel riding in the desert and enjoy the beautiful desert and oasis scenery. The spring has thousands years history in Dunhaung, it has become hot attraction since Han dyansty , 2000 years ago. If you like you may climb the sand dunes and take a sand sliding in the dunes.

We will show you to a local restaurant, let’s taste the local food.

By car / bus to the Digital Exhibition Center of Mogao Grottoes, you will watch 2 films before visit the gottoes, one film is intruce the back ground of Dunhuang, another one in the 360 degree cinema, you will watch 7 excellant caves, our tour guide will prepare the foreign language audio for you.wish you will enjoy the Buddhism culture this afternoon.

We will show you to a local restaurant for dinner, then, we have one more highlight in this evening, we will by car / bus to Dunhuang Grand Theater, enjoy the top dance drame in China, THE SILK ROAD, it is about 70 minutes long.

That’s all for today, wish you have a nice trip with us.

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Private One Day Tour: Mogao Grottoes, White Horse Stupa & visit a local family

Private One Day Tour: Mogao Grottoes, White Horse Stupa & visit a local family - Gansu, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Gansu, China

From USD
$139.00

The Mogao Grottoes is the most famous Buddhism art in China, you will first watch 2 movies in the digital exhibition center, then transfer to the grottoes area, visit  8 caves in the morning. It just sells 6,000 tickets each day, we will book the ticket in advance,  
Lunch  will provided in the local restaurant.
In the afternoon ,we will show to visit the White Horse Stupa and talk with local people at the western part of the city.

08:30: Our perfessional tour gudie will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, by car / bus to the Digital Exhibition Center of Mogao Grottoes, you will watch 2 films before visit the gottoes, one film is introduce the back ground of Dunhuang, another one in the 360 degree cinema, you will watch 7 excellant caves, our tour guide will prepare the foreign language audio for you ... More info ›

The Mogao Grottoes is the most famous Buddhism art in China, you will first watch 2 movies in the digital exhibition center, then transfer to the grottoes area, visit  8 caves in the morning. It just sells 6,000 tickets each day, we will book the ticket in advance,  
Lunch  will provided in the local restaurant.
In the afternoon ,we will show to visit the White Horse Stupa and talk with local people at the western part of the city.

08:30: Our perfessional tour gudie will meet you in the lobby of your hotel, by car / bus to the Digital Exhibition Center of Mogao Grottoes, you will watch 2 films before visit the gottoes, one film is introduce the back ground of Dunhuang, another one in the 360 degree cinema, you will watch 7 excellant caves, our tour guide will prepare the foreign language audio for you. Then by bus to Mogao Grottoes, you will visit 8 caves in the morning.

We will show you to a local restaurant, let’s taste the local food. 

In the afternoon, we will show you the local village, visit a local family and talk with local people, the White Horse Stupa located in the village, take photos in the village and local people.

That’s all for today, wish you have a nice trip with us.

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The Silk Road Show in Dunhaung with Transfer

The Silk Road Show in Dunhaung with Transfer - Gansu, China

Duration: 3 hours
Location: Gansu, China

From USD
$73.00

The Silk Road first appeared on the stage in1979 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and was awarded First Place for Creation and Performance by the Ministry of Culture.

Since its premiere in 1979, the Silk Road has been performed more than 2,100 times for audience numbering more than 4,000,000 people. the Silk Road influenced deeply in the history of Chinese dance, enjoyed a relatively high reputation and fame in China and the world.

The play memorializes the deep friendship between Chinese people and foreign people, depicts wisdom and open dynasty, and the frequent international exchanges in the fields of economy and culture ... More info ›

The Silk Road first appeared on the stage in1979 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, and was awarded First Place for Creation and Performance by the Ministry of Culture.

Since its premiere in 1979, the Silk Road has been performed more than 2,100 times for audience numbering more than 4,000,000 people. the Silk Road influenced deeply in the history of Chinese dance, enjoyed a relatively high reputation and fame in China and the world.

The play memorializes the deep friendship between Chinese people and foreign people, depicts wisdom and open dynasty, and the frequent international exchanges in the fields of economy and culture. It also weaves a story of great friendship through song and the ancient, beautiful, innovative and unique style of dance.

Around 7:45pm, meet your guide at your hotel in Dunhuang and you will be transferred to the theater for the show. The show starts at 8:30pm,(In July till Sep it starts at  9 pm)and finishes at 9:40pm. 

The Silk Road is an awesome spectacle perfect for kids and adults alike. It starts at 8:30pm every day at the Dunhuang Grand Theater, and last for around 70 minutes. You should arrive to the venue 20 minutes before the show start, so you won’t have to worry about anything except enjoying an unforgettable show.

The Silk Road tells an impressive story that virtuous and rustic father and daughter who come from China help a Persian merchant on the Silk Road. During the journey, they experience parting and reunion of family members, the help from friends who sacrifice their own life and the sharing of weal and woe…… It is an ode to friendship between china and the foreign country, promoting the traditional friendship of “friendly trade, mutual benefit and integration” on the Silk Road.  It presents the magnificent and colorful murals of Dunhuang on the stage in a unique artistic style and vividly expresses the extensive and profound Dunhuang culture and the prosperous and glorious scene of the ancient Silk Road in an artistic way.

After the show you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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