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Bingling Temple Grottoes

7-day Silk Road Budget Tour Covering Lanzhou Jiayuguan Dunhuang

Tour Code : A0374
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1 Person $2103 $ 2103

2 Person $1318 $ 1318

3 Person $1161 $ 1161

4 Person $1103 $ 1103

5 Person $1079 $ 1079

6 Person $848 $ 848

7 Person $771 $ 771

8 Person $731 $ 731

9 Person $721 $ 721

10 Person $593 $ 593

10> Person $593 $593

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Highlights

Explore the oasis cities including Lanzhou, Dunhuang and Jiayuguan on the ancient Silk Road. Marvel at the superb carving arts of Bingling Temple Grottoes, Mogao Grottoes and Wei Jin Mural Tombs, experiencing Tibetan Buddhism from Labrang Monastery; Venture into the magnificent Jiayuguan Pass and Overhanging Great Wall; Seeking fun from Singing Sand Dune and Sangke Grassland. The experience of taking the overnight train from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan. The Silk-Road trip reminds you of the past historical commercial path which once brought glory to China thousands of years ago.

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Gansu Provincial Museum

Gansu Provincial Museum is the most impressive museum in all of Gansu Province and contains 350,000 pieces of priceless cultural relics with vivid historical and ethnic traces to them. It displays colored pottery, wood carvings, exquisite Buddhist sculptures, relics left behind by the Silk Road culture.

Gansu Provincial Museum

Bingling Temple Grottoes

Bingling Temple Caves is one of the Four Most Famous Caves in China.Bingling, is the transliterating of the Tibetan "thousands of Buddhas". Originally built in 420 in Western Qin Dynasty .It is characteristic with countless stone statues and pagodas which is rare seen in other temple caves.

Bingling Temple Grottoes

Labrang Monastery

Labrang Monastery,as one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism,is praised as "a Tibetan Buddhism university of the world".The name Labrang is from Tibetan "Lazhang"; it means a mansion of Living Buddha. In the peak age of Labrang Monastery, the number of monks is over four thousand.

Labrang Monastery

Jiayuguan Pass

Jiayuguan is a pass standing at the western end of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall. Different from the well-known sections built with stones or bricks, Jiayuguan Great Wall was built with rammed earth, making yellow its dominant hue and helping the pass blend harmoniously with the surrounding desert.

Jiayuguan Pass

Overhanging Great Wall

Overhanging Great Wall, was built on a steeply sloping valley mouth.When viewed from afar, the wall looks like a magnificent painting hanging over the cliff.It is an extended part of the Jiayuguan Great Wall military defense system, protecting water resources and acting as a northern lookout point.

Overhanging Great Wall

Wei Jin Mural Tombs

Wei Jin Mural Tomb is a big tomb group with over 1,400 tombs built between the 3rd Century and 5th Century during the Wei and Jin dynasties, which renowned as the largest subterranean art gallery in the world, housing a great deal of colorful murals.

Wei Jin Mural Tombs

Dunhuang Museum

Dunhuang Museum was established on the basis of the department of archeology at the city’s Cultural Center.It keeps not only archaeological and historical findings, but also a lot of items depicting the culture of China and its development over several millennia.Visitors can even find unique pieces belonging to the epoch of Great Silk Road.

Dunhuang Museum

Mogao Grottoes

Mogao Grottoes also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes are considered one of the most important collections of Buddhist art in the world. At its peak during the Tang dynasty (618–907), the site housed 18 monasteries, more than 1400 monks and nuns, and countless artists, translators and calligraphers.

Mogao Grottoes

Singing Sand Dune and Crescent Lake

The Singing Sand Dune and Crescent Spring are twin sisters of natural beauty in the wild Gobi Desert. The sand mountain sings because it is divine while the lake is beautiful because it is miracle.It's said that Singing Sand Dune (Mingsha Hill) helps people free from all worries and Crescent Spring purifies people's minds.

Singing Sand Dune and Crescent Lake

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1 Lanzhou

Airport-hotel Transfer

Upon arrival, you will be welcomingly greeted by your local tour guide and the driver then be escorted to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.

Recommend activity: visit Gansu Provincial Museum and have comprehensive knowledge about Silk Road and amazing grottoes.

Overnight in Lanzhou

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Gansu Provincial Museum

Day 2 Lanzhou-Xiahe County by Private Vehicle

Bingling Temple Grottoes

In the morning, drive 3.5 hours to Bingling Temple Grottoes. After arrival, enjoy a delicious lunch first then take a mosquito raft on Yellow River to appreciate the famous stone sculptures of Buddhist pagodas in relief and murals of Esoteric Buddhism. Then you are driven to Xiahe county (3h) and reside there. 

Kindly Note: The cave for No. 169 and No. 172 needed an additional charge if you want to visit.

Overnight at Xiahe County

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Bingling Temple Grottoes
Lunch

Day 3 Xiahe County-Lanzhou by Private Vehicle, Lanzhou-Jiayuguan by Train

Labrang Monastery, Sangke Grassland 

Your day kicks off with the Labrang Monastery, take your time visiting this famous Buddhist building with Tibetan culture and enjoying unique Tibetan food. Afterwards, pay a short visit to Sangke Grassland, a vast area of green grass. In summer, it dotted with wildflowers and a herd of cattle and sheep, very enchanting! Then driven back to Lanzhou train station(around 3.5-4 hours) and take an overnight soft sleeper train heading to Jiayuguan.

Overnight on the Train

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Labrang Monastery
Lunch

Day 4 Jiayuguan

Jiayuguan Pass, Overhanging Great Wall, Wei Jin Mural Tombs  

In the morning, you'll be greeted with the tour guide at the Jiayuguan railway station. Today your tour starts from Jiayuguan Pass. It is the first pass at the west end of the Great Wall of China and is trapezoidal in shape. This section is the most intact surviving ancient military castle with a reputation of being the "First and Greatest Pass under Heaven" for its strategic position and grand presence. Stand on the gate tower and be amazed by its grand presence yet primitive simplicity, trace the ancient "Silk Road" and the scars left by beacon fire. Continue to visit the Overhanging Great Wall which has an obliquity of 45 degrees, built onto a 150m high ridge. From a distance, it looks like a dragon about to extend its body towards the ground. After enjoying delicious local food, head to the Wei Jin Mural Tombs with over 1,400 tombs built between the Wei and Jin dynasties, you might marvel at the largest subterranean art gallery in the world containing a large number of colorful murals. At last, you will be escorted to the hotel in Jiayuguan.

Overnight in Jiayuguan

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Jiayuguan Pass
Overhanging Great Wall
Wei Jin Mural Tombs
Lunch

Day 5 Jiayuguan-Dunhuang by Train

Dunhuang Museum

In the early morning, head to Dunhuang by train(6h). After arrival, you will start the tour from Dunhuang Museum which houses many cultural excavated relics. Later you will be dropped off at the hotel.

Overnight at Dunhuang

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Dunhuang Museum
Lunch

Day 6 Dunhuang

Mogao Grottoes, Singing Sand Dunes and Crescent Lake 

The tour guide will take you to Mogao Grottoes; 492 temples with an oasis strategically located at a religious and cultural crossroad on the Silk Road. The caves house the finest examples of Buddhist art with a timeframe of over 1,000 years. After lunch, get acquainted with the magical Crescent Lake, which sits like a pearl cozily nestled in huge sand dunes. Slide from Sing Sand Dune which offers fantastic desert scenery surrounded by rolling ridges and precipitous cliffs, and you can enjoy a camel ride at your expense.  

Overnight in Dunhuang

Scenic spots included in the itinerary

Mogao Grottoes
Singing Sand Dune and Crescent Lake
Lunch

Day 7 Departure from Dunhuang

Airport Transfer

Your private tour guide and driver will send you to Dunhuang airport or railway for departure. 

Hotel Location

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Lanzhou
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Changjiang Hotel Detail
Xiahe County (Gansu Province)
Labuleng Civil Aviation Hotel Detail
Jiusheng International Hotel Detail
Laboleng Wangfu Hotel Detail
Jiayuguan
Plaza Holiday Inn Detail
Jiayuguan Hotel (Guancheng Silk Road Culture Expo Park) Detail
Tian Dong Hotel Detail
Dunhuang
Dun Huang Fu Li Hua International Hotel Detail
Dunhuang International Hotel Detail
Jinlong Hotel Detail

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Hotel Description

Hotel Position : Plaza del Angel, 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Opened:2000

Number of rooms:108

Postcode:100007

Redecorated:2017

The Ping'anfu Hotel (Ping'anfu Binguan) is a luxury hotel located in the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is only 4 kilometers from the railway station and 28 kilometers from the airport. This hotel provide comfortable rooms, ranging from standard doubles to deluxe suites. Facilities in rooms include international direct dial telephones, satellite televisions, central air conditioning and mini bars. Room service is available on request. Guests of the hotel will also have the chance to relax in the sauna and massage center. The hotel has numerous restaurants, mostly serving Chinese cuisine.

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Services & Amenities

Hotel Policies

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in from 14:00

Check-out before 12:00

Hotel Notes

Smoking is now strictly prohibited within all public and enclosed spaces in Beijing. This hotel will NOT offer smoking rooms.

Hotel Description

Opened:2000

Number of rooms:108

Postcode:100007

Redecorated:2017

Price Includes

Entrance fees as listed

Air-conditioned coach and driver

Lunch 

Mosquito craft 

English-speaking guide

A bottle of water per day per person

Soft sleeper train tickets from Lanzhou-Jiayuguan

Hard seat train ticket from Jiayuguan-Dunhuang

Hotel for 5 nights (if selected)

Excludes

Tips to the guide and driver

Camel ride and battery cart at Sing Sand Dune

Entrance tickets for No 169 and 172 grottoes at Bingling Grottoes 

Single room supplement

Self-financed Projects

Program

Flower Rains along Silk Road show

$70 For 1people
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Flower Rains along Silk Road show

Flower Rains along Silk Road show is known as the "Swan Lake in the East" performed over 2800 times at home and aboard .it is also called Living Dunhuang murals by audiences .

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Recall Dunhuang Show

$75 For 1people
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Recall Dunhuang Show

Recall Dunhuang  show officially opened in 2016 and is only large indoor scene experience drama in the northwest of China  which  is adatpted from Dunhuang murals and Dunhuang history. Showing the performers dialogue with the ancients with unique s theatrical scene expression

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Dunhuang Celebration Show

$60 For 1people
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Dunhuang Celebration Show

The first large-scale desert live performance in China with the Echoing -sound Dunes and Crescent Moon Spring as scene background , 360-degree rotating seat can make audiences move back and forth to bring audiences experience ancient Dunhuang in past while performers is dancing on the stage.

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2019-07-31
Yes everything was spectacular and fascinating very professional and prompt services. There were beautiful places to explore and to see in the 4 hours that we had. The comfort and beauty of the China was incredible, The history, culture and way of life of the local people we bumped into during the layover was beyond our expectations. Hiking on the Great wall after driving through a small remote countryside was very relaxing and rejuvenating. It was the best trip ever to experience on a few hours.

We had not previously used a travel agency for touring. The crew including the driver and tour guide were really funny, friendly and knowledgeable. Despite having limited time we still had free time allowing for shopping and grabbing a meal and drinks. Highly recommend this layover in Beijing.
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2019-06-28
Great, compact, amazing tour. Our guide Jenny did the best to show us the most important attractions in Beijing in just a 2 day tour. I recommand her tours, she is great with groups, friendly and well prepared.
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2019-05-25
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2019-05-22
Highly recommend for everyone coming to Beijing
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2019-05-22
We had an amazing trip with Jenny! She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions in fantastic English. She also is very organized so we were on time to each stop of our tour!
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2019-05-09
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2019-04-29
Well worth it! Jenny was really nice and incredibly helpful with the immigration process after airport personnel originally escorted to the wrong area and didn’t want to allow leaving the airport. She takes great photos! Beautiful views and fun to take the toboggan down. Wasn’t too crowded on this day - and definitely worth doing with a 7 hour layover. Nice car and driver too.
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2019-04-13
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2019-02-20
Had a great layover tour! 100% worth it. Was easily picked up and transported to the Great Wall and back to the airport. Jenny’s English is perfect so communication flowed nicely. She even helped me take photos on the Great Wall!
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2019-02-08
I used China tour company to visit Hangzhou on on feb 7th. It’s a private tour. The experience is very pleasant and enjoyable. Tour guide Mr. Mark Zhou was very good. He speaks good English and very patient. He knows his stuff. I visited West Lake , Buddhist temple and the Pagoda. The tour was very enjoying and place (Hangzhou) is a must to see if you wish to enjoy the nature and Chinese culture and tradition. I recommend it to every one visiting China.
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Booking Note

How to Choose Tour Type?

Affordable Group Tour:

Our small group tour is around of 15 peoples picked up from different hotels. Suitable for tourists with limited budget and who would like to travel with others from different countries.

Best Value Private Tour:

More flexible and time saving.No need to wait for other tourists.Flexible schedule . Possible to be customized for your own itinerary. A privet tour guide and air-conditioned vehicle will be at your service.

How to Book?

1. You can book online, choose to pay the deposit or full payment. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Wechat and Bank Transfer. After booking, we will send you a booking confirmation email.

2. When you arrive at the departure city, the exactly pick up time will inform by your tour guide though your hotel one night before your tour date.

3.Pick-up Service: To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the fourth ring road of the city. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the above mentioned area. If your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, we suggest you find the nearest hotel on the main street as your pick-up point.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Hotel, flight and train ticket fees are not refundable.

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Tour Code: A0374

Duration: 7days

Departure date: Everyday

Tour type: Private

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