4 Days Lanzhou Labrang Monastery Tour

Gansu Buddhism Contrast Exploration

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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.

Highlights of this tour

  • Visitng interesting things to do along the Yellow River;
  • Enjoying the magnificent Buddhist grottoes of Bingling Temple;
  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism in Gelug Monastery - Labrang.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
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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 - Xiahe
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
4 Days Lanzhou Labrang Monastery Tour
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureReligious
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Lanzhou Arrival – Xiahe

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Welcome to Lanzhou. Your tour guide will meet you at Lanzhou Airport/Train Station, and then drive to Xiahe which is about 3.5 hours driving from Lanzhou, featuring in Tibetan culture and history.

Stay overnight in Xiahe County.

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Day 2 Xiahe ( B,L )

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After breakfast, you will drive to visit the Labrang Monastery. Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk (Yellow Hat) school of Tibetan Buddhism. It is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. You have chance to see the monks studying and debating about Buddhism. After then, drive to visit the Songke Prairie which is famous for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies.

Drive back to Xiahe and stay overnight here.

Lamasery
Day 3 Xiahe – Lanzhou ( B,L )

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Today you will drive back to Lanzhou. On route, 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.

Leaving Bingling Temple, and drive back to Lanzhou.

Bingling Temple
Day 4 Lanzhou Depature (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. Lastly, enjoy an interesting time in the Yellow River Ancient Waterwheels Park.

Check out from your hotel and leave airport or train station for next destination.

Whiter Pagoda Hill

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