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Bingling Temple Grottoes
3 Days Lanzhou Short Break

Highlights: Gansu Provincial Musuem, White Pagoda Mountain, Bingling Temple

Though now as famous as Dunhuang and Zhangye, Lanzhou is a very important tourist destination in Gansu. Firstly it is the gateway to Zhangye and Dunhuang. Secondly, it has something unique to explore. In this tour, you will explore the best highlights of Lanzhou city area, such as White Pagoda Mountain, Gansu Museum, etc. After that, take a side trip to the famous Bingling Temple.

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Labrang Monastery
4 Days Lanzhou Labrang Monastery Tour

Highlights: White Pagoda Mountain, Labrang Monastery, Songke Prairie

Wondering what you can get from this trip? An impressive constrast of different insects of Buddhism - Zen Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism. Explore their difference from their architecture styles, history, arts, monks, etc. The biggest highlight is the "World University of Tibetan Buddhism" - Labrang Monastery.

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Maijishan Grottoes
4 Days Maijishan Grottoes & Lanzhou Culture Tour

Highlights: Maijishan Grottoes, Bingling Temple, Gansu Provincial Museum

Tianshui is not only the birthplace of Eight Diagrams, but also has one of the best Buddhist grottoes in China - Maijishan. This tour takes you to explore all of them, and extend your trip to Lanzhou. On route, you will also take an excursion tour to another famous Buddhist grottoes site in Gansu - Bingling Temple.

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Rongwu Monastery
5 Days Amdo Tibetan Culture Experience Tour

Highlights: Qinghai Lake, Taer Monastery, Rongwu Monastery, Labrang Monastery

You may have no idea that the whole Tibetan Region includes there separate areas - Tibet, Kham and Amdo. This 5 Days tour takes you to explore the famous Tibetan monasteries of Amdo areas, such as Taer Monastery, Rongwu Monastery, Labrang Monastery. You will also experience local Tibetan living culture.

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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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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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Xinjiang Tianchi Lake
11 Days In-depth Wild Silk Road Adventure Tour (Cultural Relic & Unrivalled Landscape)

Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Turpan - Urumqi - Kashgar

In the ancient time, travelers and merchants from Europe and Middle Asia take the Silk Road in Xinjiang and Gansu to get to the prosperous inner cities, such as Xian and Luoyang. Though the Silk Road has become a history, but there are a lot of historical sites left - Buddhist grottoes, old cities and towns, bazaars, etc. At the same time, the wild and spectacular natural beauty of Xinjiang and Gansu never changes.

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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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Taer Monastery Barbola
10 Days Qinghai & Gansu Highlights Tour

Xining - Tongren - Xiahe - Lanzhou - Zhangye - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang

Covering two popular travel destination of northwestern China, this tour takes you to explore the profound cultural deposits of both Qinghai and Gansu. Start from the top visited sites Qinghai Lake, and finish your tour at the Louvre of Buddhism - Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes.

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