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13Days Lanzhou-Xiahe-Wuwei-Zhangye-Jiayuguan-Dunhuang-Uruqmi tour
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Date

Itinerary

City

Day01

Arrive in Lanzhou (Dinner)

Be met at the airport then transferred to your hotel. After a short rest, continue to visit the Gansu Provincial Museum.

Lanzhou

Day02

Lanzhou (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

Today you will visit the Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves by boat. .50km west of the Yongjing County, the Thousand Buddha Caves of Bingling Temple is on the Jishi Hill. Boating from the nearby Liujiaxia Dam, one of China's hydropower dams, for several minutes, you can see the Jishi Hill on which the caves are excavated

Lanzhou

Day03

Lanzhou - Xiahe(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

It will take you about 4 hours to arrive at Xiahe by car this morning. After check in hotel, you ill visit the Sangke Prairie.lies about ten kilometres west of Xiahe County, Gansu province. It enjoys a good reputation in the northwest Tibetan district for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Belonging to the meadow steppe and bordered by the Daxia River, Sangke prairie is at an elevation of 3000 meters (9843 feet) with an area of 70 square kilometres (27 square miles).

later to enter a Tibetan family on the prairie to have a taste of the traditional Tibetan food and learn about the unique custom.

Xianhe

Day04

Xiahe-Lanzhou(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

after breakfast, visit Labrang Monastery. is home to the largest number of monks outside of the Tibet Autonomous Region

Finally, we will transfer you back to Lanzhou

Lanzhou

Day05

Lanzhou-Wuwei(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

Today we will drive you to Wuwei which is located about 300 kilometers from Lanzhou,Full day trip Leitai Han Tomb. After that, go to the Wuwei Wen Temple which is the largest and best-preserved Confucius Temples in northwest China

Wuwei

Day06

Wuwei-Zhangye(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

Today drive to Zhangye, 3h time,after lunch, visit Giant Buddha Temple.located in the southwest part of downtown of Zhangye, which is well known for the remains of  China's biggest indoor sculpture of Nirvana Buddha. The Temple was initially built in 1098. Historic Literature records that Wei Mie, a Great Master in West Xia State, unearthed a gold statue of sleeping Buddha covered by jade tile, and then built this temple there. The existing structures include the Grand Buddha Hall, Scripture Tower and the Earth Tower.Then continue to visit the Wooden Pagoda Temple to see the famous Wooden Pagoda.

Finally go to the city center and see the Bell and Drum Tower.

Zhangye

Day07

Zhangye-Jiayuguan(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

Continue drive toJiangyuguan City today, visit the famous Jiayuanguan Pass. Your next stop is the First Fire Tower of Great Wall which is the west end of the Ming-dynasty Great Wall.Then proceed to the Wei-Jin Art Gallery.

Jiayuguan

Day08

Jiayuguan-Dunhuang(Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

After breakfast, you will drive to Dunhuang, visit the natural wonder of the Echoing-sand Dune. Take a short camel ride to the Crescent Lake, and wait for the sun to set.

Dunhuang

Day09

Dunhuang-Turpan(Breakfast)

later visit Mogao Caves. also known as the Caves of the Thousand Buddhas,form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of Dunhuang, an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road, 

Then take night sleeper train to Turpan

Train

Day10

Turpan(Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

After breakfast visit Jiaohe Ruins, is a Chinese archaeological site found in the Yarnaz Valley, 10 km west of the city of Turpan in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.It is a natural fortress located atop a steep cliff on a leaf-shaped plateau between two deep river valleys. Next is the Karez Well. The extremely dry and rainless weather makes living condition very difficult for plants. Hence, out of necessity, the skillful ancient artisans created a special and great irrigation system to divert underground water.  The last destination today is the more than 230 years old Sugong Pagoda, which has a unique design and novel appearance.

Turpan

Day11

Turpan–Urumqi (Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

This amazing day begins with an excursion to Gaochang Ruins. Next is the Bizaklik Thousand Buddha Cave, Your adventure continues to the Flaming Hill to see its peculiar natural landscape and listen to stories filled with myths and legends.transfer to Urumqi hotel ,check in

Urumqi

Day12

Urumqi (Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner)

One day tour to Tianshan mountain and Heavenly Lake. the name “Tianchi” came from Qing Dynasty, meaning “the looking glass of Heaven and the lake of goddess”, for the purpose of describing the extremely beautiful scene. The lake is about 100m deep with collection of snow melt from the mountains. During the summer time, with various flowers dotted the overlapping grass, so many beautiful things that people simply can’t take them all in. Tianchi Scenic Spot is famous for her alpine lake, the Heavenly Lake - abode of fairy mother goddess.

Urumqi

Day13

Urumqi-Depart(Breakfast)

After breakfast, transfer you to airport, see you off

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