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Popular Gansu Tours including Zhangye

Zhangye is usually visited with other popular destinations in Gansu Province, such as Dunhuang, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan, Xiahe, Tianshui, etc. Among all the Gansu itineraries, the one from Zhangye to Dunhuang via Jiayuguan is the most classic itinerary. Below are 5 most recommended Gansu Zhangye tours:

Zhangye Danxia Landform Photography
6 Days Hexi Corridor Discovery Tour(Zhangye/Jiayuguan/Dunhuang)

Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

Around 1,600 years ago, the Buddhism was brought to China through the Hexi Corridor and expanded there. The armies of ancient China fought against the invasions from nomadic kingdoms in sumless battles at the Hexi Corridor. Merchants from Europe and Middle Asia entered the Hexi Corridor and got to Chang'an(Xian of today) for business. This tour takes you to explore this glorious wonder land - Hexi Corridor. Best highlights are Zhangye Danxia Landform, Jiayuguan Fort, Mogao Grottoes, Echoing Sand Mountains.

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Badain Jaran Desert
8 Days Zhangye Danxia and Badain Jaran Desert Tour

Xining - Zhangye - Badain Jaran Desert

Beautiful natural scenery can always make us relaxed, inspired and happy. If you are happened to be a photography lover, the nature is the best materials. In the northwestern China, there are two beautiful places - Qinghai and Gansu. Qinghai is famous for high plateau features, while Gansu is wild and diverse.

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Zhangye Danxia Landform Views After Rain
8 Days Gansu Highlights Tour

Lanzhou / Xiahe / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang

Traveling in Gansu is a quite difference from traveling other places. The landscape here are vast and grand - the incredible Danxia Landform, stretching Gobi deserts, etc. At the same time, Gansu is a famous historical place full of legendary stories.

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Mogao Grottoes
7 Days Ancient Silk Road Treasure Tour from Tianshui

Tianshui - Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

Traveling from Tianshui which is famous for Maijinshan Caves to Lanzhou to explore the Mother River of China - Yellow River, then follow the legendary Hexi Corridor to get to the brightest star on the Silk Road - Dunhuang. This is a classic travel route on the China Silk Road. You will visit many historical sites which have existed more than a thousand years, such as Jiayuguan Pass, Mogao Caves, Giant Buddha Temple, etc., and also enjoy unique landscape that you can only see in northwestern China - Rainbow Mountains, Danxia Landform, Yardang Landform, Gobi, desert...

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Recommended Ancient Silk Road Exploration

Zhangye is only a short stop on the ancient Silk Road. There are many wonderful places to visit besides Zhangye, such as Xian, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. If time allows, you can take a longer adventure to explore deeper and further into the history, culture and landscape of Silk Road. Below are some recommended Silk Road itineraries:

A Bullet Train Running on the High Speed Rail in Xinjiang
15 Days Classic Ancient China Silk Road Tour with Bullet Train Experience

Kashgar - Tupran - Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Zhangye - Xian - Beijing

Explore the Silk Road on the gigantic regions of northwester China, an almost dizzying agglomeration of desert, grassland, raging river and colossal mountains, connecting Xian, Zhangye, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar, etc. Unlike the ancient travelers who walked and rode camels to traversing the Silk Road, you from the modern civilization will explore the legendary route in a stylish and relaxing way - mainly taking high speed bullet trains, and also using flights and vehicle, to make your trip more enjoyable.

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Matisi Temple is famous for Buddhist culture, grotto art, Qilian Mountain landscape and Tibetan culture
7 Days In-Depth Northwestern China Silk Road Tour

Dunhuang - Jiayuguan - Zhangye - Xining

Gansu is featured in the Gobi and desert landscape, Danxia Landform, Great Wall culture and Buddhist grottoes. While Qinghai is famous for high plateau lands, lakes, grassland. Both two destinations were very important regions during the history of ancient Silk Road. Travel from Dunhuang, via Jiayuguan and Zhangye, to Xining is a natural travel route which has diverse landscape and many cultural experiences.

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Famen Temple
9 Days Ancient Silk Road Buddhist Culture Tour

Xian / Baoji / Guyuan / Lanzhou / Zhangye / Jiayuguan / Dunhuang

The Silk Road used to be not only a trade route, but also a Budhist route which had made a great contribution to the development of Buddhism in China. This tour takes you to explore the famous Buddhist sites on the Silk Road, including the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Famen Temple, Xumishan Grottes, Giant Buddha Temple, Mogao Grottes, etc.

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