3 Days Lanzhou Short Break

Child of Yellow River

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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.

Highlights of this tour

  • Experience the spectacular Yellow River Culture in Lanzhou;
  • Be shocked by the magnificent Buddhist grottoes and wall paintings of Bingling Temple.

Basic Trip Information

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  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Lanzhou
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-LT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureMountaineeringReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lanzhou Arrival

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Welcome to Lanzhou - city of Yellow River. Once your arrival at Lanzhong Zhongchuan Airport or Lanzhou Train Station, you will be pick up by your local guide, then be escorted to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of today is yours to this northwestern historical city on your own.

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Day 2 Lanzhou (B)

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Today you will explore the best highlights of Lanzhou city. First stop is the White Pagoda Mountain. You can hike up the staircases to the top of the mountain, which is a awesome experience. If you don't want to bear the walk, you can take the cable car (Y35 to go up, Y20 to come down). On the top of the hill is the White Pagoda built in Yuan Dynasty with Lamasery style.

Then you will explore the most popular itinerary along the Yellow River. Firstly, you will visit the First Bridge on Yellow River which has more than one hundred year history. The following attraction is the grand Yellow River Mother Statues which stand the beauty of oriental women. Next, enjoy an interesting time in the Yellow River Ancient Waterwheels Park. Lastly, learn a great lesson of Gansu history and culture in the Gansu Provincial Museum. Don't miss its two best features: Buddhism Culture Hall and Pottery Culture Hall.

The Iron Bridge of Yellow River
Day 2 Lanzhou - Bingling Temple (B)

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Today you will take a side trip to visit the Bingling Temple. Firstly, you will arrive at Liujiaxia Dam which is a major hydroelectric dam on the upper Yellow River. Then you will take a yacht on the dam to tour the Bingling Temple. Bingling Temple is a series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculpture carved into natural caves and caverns in a canyon along the Yellow River.The sculptures,  carvings, and frescoes that remain are outstanding examples of Buddhist artwork and draw visitors from around the world.

Leave Bingling Temple, and drive back to Lanzhou for your flight or train to next destination.

Bingling Temple

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