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Lanzhou, Zhangye and Xining Adventure Tour - 5 Days

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Lanzhou - Zhangye - Xining
During this 5-day journey, you will wonder at the marvelous landforms by exploring the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park. And the Ta’er Monastery and Qinghai Lake are waiting for you to discover their extraordinary story. Morever, you will take a great train rides on the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

Day 1 Lanzhou

airport-hotel transfer in Lanzhou
Waterwheel Garden, White Pagoda Mountain
The Waterwheel Garden is a highlight along the Yellow River in Lanzhou. The unique waterwheels will provide you an insight into the irrigation tools of ancient China.
Unfurling below visitors a marvelous view of the city of Lanzhou and the mighty waters of Yellow River rolling on incessantly when they climb onto the top of the hill.

Day 2 Lanzhou - Zhangye (by bullet train)

hotel - train station transfer in Lanzhou, train station transfer in Zhangye
breakfast, lunch
Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park
Take a 1.5-hour car ride to the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. You will admire the Danxia Landform, which is perfectly combined with multi-colored mountains, valleys, hills, and cliffs. Gazing out at the vast area of such landform, you will be marveled by the craftsmanship of Mother Nature.

Day 3 Zhangye

breakfast, lunch
Giant Buddha Temple, Wooden Pagoda Temple, Mati Temple
The Giant Buddha Temple is the largest architectural relic in Gansu Province of the Western Xia (1038-1227) period.
The Wooden Pagoda Temple was firstly built by Emperor Suiwen of the Sui Dynasty (581–618). Although destroyed and rebuilt several times, the Wooden Pagoda still is a magnificent architecture with its distinct and traditional features.
The Mati Temple, also known as the Horse’s Hoof Temple, is located in Sunan County, which is about 65 kilometers north of the Zhangye City. Carved into the cliff side of the Qilian Mountrain, the Mati Temple consists of a series of Buddhist caves, grottos and temples. If time permits, travelers could enjoy a great hiking in the nearby hills.

Day 4 Zhangye - Xining (by bullet train)

hotel - train station transfer in Zhangye, train station transfer in Xining
breakfast, lunch
Ta’er Monastery
Built in 1377 to commemorate Tsong Khapa (the founder of the Yellow Hat Sect), the Ta'er Monastery attracts tens of thousands of pilgrim every year.

Day 5 Xining

airport transfer in Xining
Qinghai Lake
Located 3200 meters above sea level, the Qinghai Lake is the largest inland and salt water lake in China. The lake has different scenery in four seasons and has become a popular destination for biking and bird watching.

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Tour Includes :

- Private English-speaking tour guide

- Private air-conditioned coach or car

- Bullet train ticket of Lanzhou/Zhangye/Xining

- Land transfers between airport and hotel

- Entrance tickets as listed

- Lunch as listed

- Hotel accommodations with breakfast

- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

- Any flight ticket

- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities

- Tips for guides and drivers

- China Visa

- Travel insurance

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