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1 Day Zhangye Danxia Landform PrivateTour

1 Day Zhangye Danxia Landform PrivateTour - Zhangye, China

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Zhangye, China

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$78.00

First time in Zhangye? Take this private tour to see the famous Rainbow  Mountains of China. This tour is designed for the first-time visitor to Zhangye, who wants to see most highlights of the Zhangye Danxia Landform in a time-saving manner.

Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby in the morning at around 7:30 AM ... More info ›

First time in Zhangye? Take this private tour to see the famous Rainbow  Mountains of China. This tour is designed for the first-time visitor to Zhangye, who wants to see most highlights of the Zhangye Danxia Landform in a time-saving manner.

Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby in the morning at around 7:30 AM. A comfortable car will transfer you and your guide to the Zhangye danxia geopark in linze county. 

The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are a geological wonder of the world. The mountains are full of unbelievable colors, changing tone depending on the height of the sun; extraordinary is the sunset!
There are five viewing platforms for you to watch and shoot. You will visit one by one, and will be transferred by park buses from one deck to another. After the day tour, you will be driven to the downtown of Zhangye.

Useful Tips:  1) Pack with sun creams, sun glasses, protective clothing and hat to protect from strong sunlight in summer; 2) sunset is the best time for taking photos which happen around 19:00~20:30 in summer and 17:00~18:00 in winter.

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Private Jiayuguan Day Tour to Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall and More

Private Jiayuguan Day Tour to Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall and More - Jiayuguan, China

Duration: 1 day
Location: Jiayuguan, China

From USD
$69.00

Jiayuguan is one of the most important towns in Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road. This day tour around Jiayuguan on the Silk Road takes you to explore Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, First Beacon Tower of Great Wall, and Wei and Jin Ancient Tombs.

At 9:00am, your guide will meet you at the lobby of your Jiayuguan hotel for a wonderful day trip around Jiayuguan. The first stop of today is Jiayuguan Fort, which is the very end of western end of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty ... More info ›

Jiayuguan is one of the most important towns in Hexi Corridor along the Silk Road. This day tour around Jiayuguan on the Silk Road takes you to explore Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, First Beacon Tower of Great Wall, and Wei and Jin Ancient Tombs.

At 9:00am, your guide will meet you at the lobby of your Jiayuguan hotel for a wonderful day trip around Jiayuguan. The first stop of today is Jiayuguan Fort, which is the very end of western end of the Great Wall in Ming Dynasty. Construction of Jiayuguan Fort began in 1372 during Ming Dynasty to fence off against Mongolians. Today, you could still see the well-preserved walls and buildings. Also known as "The First Pass Under Heaven," the fort was inducted to the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1987.

Next, you will be transferred and climb up the Overhanging Great Wall, which was reconstructed in 1980s according to the original footprint to enjoy the wonderful view. An included lunch will be served right after your visit to the overhanging great wall. Afterwards, you will head to First Beacon Tower of Great Wall that is situated beside Talai River with stunning valley views.

Later, continue sightseeing and head to Wei and Jin Ancient Tombs where you will see one of the tombs that has colorful brick carving depicting the daily life of 1,500 years ago. After you have explored the tombs, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Jiayuguang where this private day trip concluded.

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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
$109.00

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. 

Lunch is included at local restaurant.

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 case, you will visit the Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring in the morning.

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Day Trip to Yulin Caves and Western Thousand Buddha Caves From Dunhuang

Day Trip to Yulin Caves and Western Thousand Buddha Caves From Dunhuang - Jiayuguan, China

Duration: 9 hours
Location: Jiayuguan, China

From USD
$99.00

Yulin Caves and Western Thousand Buddha Caves are less popular than Mogao Caves, however, they are part of the Dunhuang art with their spectacular frescoes and statues in Dunhuang. This tour will let you explore these two sites in a day.

At 8am, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby centrally located in Dunhuang with a Viator signage writing your name on ... More info ›

Yulin Caves and Western Thousand Buddha Caves are less popular than Mogao Caves, however, they are part of the Dunhuang art with their spectacular frescoes and statues in Dunhuang. This tour will let you explore these two sites in a day.

At 8am, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby centrally located in Dunhuang with a Viator signage writing your name on. Then you will go to Western Thousand Buddha Caves firstly, which is 35 km away from the downtown. Most of the caves were built in Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534 A.D) and Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D), and damaged badly due to its location close to the Dang River. However, there are fewer tourists than Mogao Caves, you can visit some caves with well-preserved frescoes and statues comparatively.  

Afterwards you will drive about 2 hours to Yulin Caves that is about 710 km from Dunhuang. The Yulin Caves were built on bank cliffs at two sides of the Yulin River valley. There are now 42 major caves in existence together with hundreds of others scattered around, 31 on the east bank and 11 on the west bank. The first group of caves was built in the Northern Wei dynasty and in the following dynasties more caves were cut or restored. The forms of caves and contents of paintings show close connection with those in the Mogao Grottoes so they are important constitute parts of Dunhuang art complex, and have great historical and art value. The grottoes preserve nearly one thousand statues and more than one thousand-square-meters frescoes. You will follow the cave guide to visit some caves to learn the history. 

Lunch is included today. Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Dunhuang where the historical day trip concludes.

Note: The entrance fees for both caves are only for regular caves, and you can pay locally if you would like to visit special caves. 
 

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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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4-Day Private Tour to Binglingsi Grottoes and Lambrang Monastery from Lanzhou

4-Day Private Tour to  Binglingsi Grottoes and Lambrang Monastery from Lanzhou - Lanzhou, China

Duration: 4 days
Location: Lanzhou, China

From USD
$519.00

You will walk along the Yellow Rive, visit the oldest bridge in Lanzhou, enjoy a bird view of Lanzhou from the White Pogoda Mountain. The BinglingsI Grottoes is a important Buddhism area in Linxia city,the Yellow River goes into Bingling Gorge where the most attractive scenic spot -- Bingling Temple Grotto is situated. Labrang Lamasery, one of the six main lamaseries of the Yellow Sect of Buddhism and the largest Lamaism institute in the world with a large collection of scriptures volumes.

Day 1: Arrive at Lanzhou   (L/D)

          Our professional tour guide will meet you at the arriving hall of Lanzhou airport or high speed train station. Transfer to the     downtown, visit the Iron Bridge, White Pagoda Hill, Water Wheel Garden along the Yellow River.

 Accommodation : Lanzhou Legend Hotel ****

Day 2: Lanzhou – Xiahe  (B/L/D)

         After breakfast, transfer to Binglingsi Grottoes, we will by boat on the yellow for 30 minutes to the grottoes  It has been 1600 years since the Lower Temple was established in the Western Qin Dynasty (385-431) of the Sixteen States period (304-439) ... More info ›

You will walk along the Yellow Rive, visit the oldest bridge in Lanzhou, enjoy a bird view of Lanzhou from the White Pogoda Mountain. The BinglingsI Grottoes is a important Buddhism area in Linxia city,the Yellow River goes into Bingling Gorge where the most attractive scenic spot -- Bingling Temple Grotto is situated. Labrang Lamasery, one of the six main lamaseries of the Yellow Sect of Buddhism and the largest Lamaism institute in the world with a large collection of scriptures volumes.

Day 1: Arrive at Lanzhou   (L/D)

          Our professional tour guide will meet you at the arriving hall of Lanzhou airport or high speed train station. Transfer to the     downtown, visit the Iron Bridge, White Pagoda Hill, Water Wheel Garden along the Yellow River.

 Accommodation : Lanzhou Legend Hotel ****

Day 2: Lanzhou – Xiahe  (B/L/D)

         After breakfast, transfer to Binglingsi Grottoes, we will by boat on the yellow for 30 minutes to the grottoes  It has been 1600 years since the Lower Temple was established in the Western Qin Dynasty (385-431) of the Sixteen States period (304-439). Nowadays, there are 216 grotto shrines, 815 figures of Buddha and 1,000 square meters mural.  On the way to Xiahe, you will pass Moslem area to visit Moslem markets and Mosques, passing through terraced fields and Tibetan villages.

      Accommodation: Baoma Hotel *** (Tibetan style hotel)

Day 3: Xiahe  (B/L/D)

      Visit Labrang Lamasery, one of the six main lamaseries of the Yellow Sect of Buddhism and the largest Lamaism institute in the world with a large collection of scriptures volumes. The site of Labrang Lamasery is named Xiahe which is often referred to as “ Little Tibet ”. In the afternoon visit the Old Octagonal Town, it was initially established in 1st century AD. The Tibetan and Han people live in this town from the ancient until today, let’s visit a local Tibetan family in this town, and tasty the Tibetan food, yogurt, Zangba and milk tea.

 Accommodation: Baoma Hotel *** (Tibetan style hotel)

Day 4: Xiahe – Lanzhou (B/L/D)

        Get up early, join in the local people’s praying, circling the whole temple, it will take about an hour to walk. Then, go back to the hotel enjoy the breakfast.By bus back to Lanzhou, Tour ends.
       You may connect your high speed train to Zhangye in the later afternoon.

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